Cougar Livingstone, Larry Stenzel and Ben Chelman at the 2015 Tara Show.
Cougar Livingstone, Larry Stenzel and Ben Chelman at the 2015 Tara Show. Alasdair Young

Records broken at Tara Show

IT WAS dry and a little dusty, but the flower of Tara bloomed on Saturday regardless, with their annual show breaking records in participation.

Cattle, sheep, pavilion and poultry sections benefited from strong entries from the surrounding area, with new judges stepping in to complement this growth.

Poultry, after filling 50 cages last year, filled 100 in 2015, much to the delight of judges, who also noted that the 15 trays of eggs were submitted; this exceeded the number at the Toowoomba Show.

Stud Cattle saw nine exhibitors and 59 head of cattle, stud sheep saw six exhibitors with more than 70 head of sheep and prime lambs continued to be a strong attraction with 127.

In the Single Heavyweight Lamb section, 20 lambs were submitted, a record in recent years.

The day wound up with the official opening of the show, live bands giving way to a Showtime Challenge and finished off with some cracking fireworks.

Tara Show Committee president Carissa Hallinan said the town's 79th show was great fun to be involved with and becoming easier every year.

"This is one of our best Tara shows, with record entries in our sheep, cattle and poultry, in the pavilion, it's just been excellent the weather's held up," she said.

"We've had a dry show the last three years, which is quite uncanny but we've still had a great day.

"Every steward runs their own section, takes ownership of that section and puts their love and hearts into it, which helps me greatly."

Mrs Hallinan has been at the helm of the show for five years now, and is looking forward to spending a day merely selling donuts for the P&C at the Tara Camel Races.

Pick up next week's Chinchilla News for the full list of Tara Show results.


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