Despite lower visitors numbers to last year's show, the
Canterbury A&P Association says its financial position
continues to be ''sound''.
The association released its annual report last week
announcing results for the financial year ending December 31,
More than 95,000 people visited the three-day show, down
marginally on the 150th anniversary event in 2012.
It attracted 570 trade exhibitors, 6407 livestock and feature
competition entries and 95,692 visitors over the three days
Canterbury A&P Association board chairman Ben Tothill
said the association's 2013 financial performance was
creditable, resulting in a surplus after depreciation of
$85,033, up from $77,156 for the year ending 2012.
''The association's financial position is sound, the result
of discipline and a decade of steady, conservative and
prudent debit reduction and growth,'' Mr Tothill said.