At Deloraine their were record entries of cattle, with the schools bringing large teams, and some of the cattle had to be tied up outside. The committee are looking at ways they can improve facitlites and continue to grow the cattle section.
Congratulations to Preston Park Hoiti Toiti who was sashed Champion Senior Female and Grand Champion Female. A lovely of heifer of Olga and Jim Stacks Kywong Stud was judged Junior Champion Female, sorry I did not get her name. The pair of heifers in Interbreed went on to be placed second in a large field and all the Dexter Exhibitors were thrilled to see our breed being judged on the breed standard and getting the accolades they deserve. Well done to Kywong and Scottsdale School for bringing them along.
At Devonport, after excitement in the cattle shed just as we arrived - a fire in one of the lights when a birds nest went up in smoke. Three fire engines and twelve fire fighters arrived to doust the blaze, smouldering hay really, and then all the cattle were allowed back into the shed. Nothing like the unexpected to change your plans for the day.
Results were much the same as our other shows with Rawlings Jazz Pizzazz being awarded Junior Champion Heifer and Preston Park Jubilee coming in Reserve. In the first calving class the results were a bit different Preston Park Hoiti Toiti was 1st with Rawlings High Hope 2nd and Rawlings Honeycomb exhibited by Preston Park 3rd she had only calved a few days earlier so was not looking her best.
Rawlings Fable went on to be sashed Champion Senior Female with Preston Park Hoitit Toiti Reserve Senior. Fable went on to be awarded Grand Champion Female beating Jazz Pizzazz, it is interesting to note that both Fable and Jazz are out of Rawlings Criss Cross who has certainly stamped her structural correctness on her progeny.
Thanks to all those who took the time to come along to the shows and our fellow exhibitors for their competition and companionship, it has been another enjoyable year promoting Dexters.