An 1105kg beast bred by Dunsandel farmer John McDrury took
first prize as the heaviest steer in the annual prime cattle
competition, held in conjunction with North Canterbury Stock
and Station Agents Association weekly sale at Canterbury
Agricultural Park on Tuesday November 5.
Leading the grand parade around the ring and then walking the
grounds with Netherby School children picking up rubbish on
the following Monday typified the community involvement in
the Ashburton A&P Show for president, David Bennett.
A mastitis product, developed through the nationally
collaborative Mastitis Research Centre, involving researchers
at the University of Otago, could result in significant
savings to New Zealand's dairy industry.