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Organisers of the Timaru district final of the ANZ Young
Farmer Contest are disappointed it had to be called off
because of a lack of entries.
Doug Bain had plenty to crow about at the Canterbury A&P
Show, held from November 13 to 15.
A strong retail performance by Canterbury-based ATS and its
subsidiaries has the Ashburton farmer co-operative reporting
a solid increase in turnover for the 2012-13 year.
All done and dusted - Canterbury's A&P show is over for
the 151st year.
Rakaia shearer Tony Coster has won this year's Canterbury
A&P Show's New Zealand Corriedale championship shears,
nudging out event favourite Napier shearer John Kirkpatrick.
The Amberley School team is once again the winner of the
Canterbury A&P show junior interschools beef paraders
Springston dairy cattle breeder Ivan Robertson is this year's
Canterbury A&P show legend.
The number of cows in Canterbury has increased more than 100%
in the past eight years.
A field day showing farmers what the Hunter Downs Irrigation
Scheme could do for them attracted about 70 people last week.
Luke Gilbert (16) is ecstatic about his brother, Michael's,
Young jersey cattle breeder Michael Gilbert (19), of Glenalla
Stud, has made sure the Gilbert family flag will fly once
again at Sydney's Royal Easter Show.
Young cattle handler Thomas Hayward (10) has his sights set
on becoming an Angus cattleman.
Oamaru irrigation administrator Elizabeth Soal has been made
a 2014 Churchill Fellow.
Friendship and llamas are an important part of Robyn
Junior beef paraders at this year's Canterbury A&P show
were given advice from one of the best in the field.
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