In 1997 the Canterbury A&P Show moved to the 110 hectare Canterbury Agricultural Park, New Zealand's first purpose built Show facility. In 2001 the A&P Association reached agreement with the Christchurch City Council for the purchase of a significant portion of land from the Association. The A&P Association has retained the right to use that land for the annual Show.
The excellent, modern facilities at Canterbury Agricultural Park are also used throughout the year for other events such as the Stud Ram & Ewe Fair, Horse & Pony Breeders Show, National Arab Show and the PGG Standardbred Sale, the National Showjumping Championships, Spring Into Action, numerous horse shows as well as being used as a junior rugby league ground. All events bring more people to the grounds.
Sunday 13 January 2013 8am - 12pm
Contact: Stuart Schroeder 03 322 7236
2012 Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day
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 80 entries received, comprising beef calves, dairy calves, lambs, poultry and goats.
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. All entrants received a certificate and milk bottle lollies from sponsor Synlait Milk Ltd. Winning entries also received ribbons and trophies.