'Sound' financial result

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, 2013.

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 in November.

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.