Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram & Ewe Sale
The 2014 Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale will be held Friday 28 November at the Canterbury Agricultural Park.
Viewing from 10am. Sale starts from 12noon. Catalogues will be available at the 2014 Canterbury A&P Show.
For further information contact:
Mel Hobson - 03 303 3033
The Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram & Ewe Sale, held Friday 29 November 2013, produced a quality line up of 263 rams and 10 ewes. The average sale price was $1,867 for rams and $287 for ewes; total sales of $306,120 were recorded.
The highest price was reached with a Southdown ram sold for $16,000 by Willowhaugh Enterprises, IM & CA Jordan of Blenheim to AD Gillespie of Oxford.
The Canterbury A&P Association Ram & Ewe Sale was traditionally held over two days in January; the previous sale was held in January 2013. The event was moved to a single day sale in November to bring it into line with the ram selling season.
Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day
The 2014 Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day will be held on Thursday 20 November at Canterbury Agricultural Park.
The 2013 Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day was held on Thursday 21 November.
Outlying Canterbury Primary Schools were given the opportunity to compete in livestock judging, similar to what they would experience at an A&P Show. To qualify for the Championships, entrants had to have attended a school pet day within their region.
Students were judged across three sections: Care and Attention, Leading and Handling and their Project Books which were submitted prior to the Canterbury A&P Show.
Numbers were up on last year with 87 entries received, comprising beef calves, dairy calves, lambs, poultry and goats.
Section trophy winners included Samuel King of Darfield High (Dairy Calf), Sophie Jarvis of Oxford Area School (Beef Calf) and Rose Neal of Tai Tapu School (Lamb).
Each participant was required to parade their animal in front of the judges and answer questions on their care. After some serious deliberation, winners across all sections and classes were decided. Entrants received a certificate and Tip Top ice cream. Winning entries also received ribbons and trophies.
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Spring Into Action
The 2014 Spring Into Action Show was held on Sunday 21 September 2014. Download the results here.
Spring Into Action has been held every year since 2000. The aim of the event is to assist in the education of young horses and ponies prior to the Spring Show season. It also enables junior judges, ring stewards and riders' inexperienced in show ring procedure the opportunity to gain further experience and confidence under the show environment. Competition classes run under rules applicable to A&P Shows nationally.
Spring Into Action includes classes for: Equitation, Park Hacks, Hacks, Saddle Hunters, Riding Horse, Ponies including Leading Rein and First Ridden plus Show Hunter, Showjumping, Round the Ring Hunter and Dressage. This year we are also including a new Pleasure Horse Section.
For further information contact:
Phone 03 343 3033
Sunday 3 August - 8am to 12noon
Sunday 14 September - 8am to 12noon
Saturday 20 September - 4pm to 6pm
Sunday 21 September - 7am to 9am
Wednesday 8 October - 8am to 12noon
Tuesday 11 November - 4.30pm to 7pm
Sunday 18 January 2015 - 8am to 12.30pm
For more information contact Stuart Schroeder 03 322 7236.
Please see the RAS website for information on new measuring fees introduced this year.