The continuing dry weather may have caused the postponement of the Campdraft, and reduced the numbers of livestock exhibits at the Bingara Show, but there was still plenty to see and do there.
The Show was officially opened on Saturday afternoon, by Life Member, Frank King, now of Tamworth. Mr. King said that under the present weather conditions, it was very fortunate to see the show go ahead.
“I have been a Life Member since 1951 and I always enjoy coming back to Bingara,” Mr. King said.
“My father was on the original committee that started the show back in 1932, so our family has had a great association with it, also I am sure I have not missed a show in my time.
“Agriculture at the present time has never been better. Every section of it is outstanding.”
Mr. King paid tribute to the display in the Pavilion. The Arts and Crafts pavilion is always a great spectacle with all its sections and a lot of time has been spent on the presentation there,” he said. “It is also great to see the tent pegging here.”
“In the Cattle shed the various stud breeds are all in great condition and the 40 entries are well presented. The sheep and wool are outstanding at the present time, it’s a great come back.”
Mr. King spoke of the recent successes horses are having across a range of sports, and how they remain relevant in today’s modern world.
Poultry made a comeback to the Bingara Show after an absence of 23 years, and proved very popular. Mr. King mentioned the poultry in his address, adding that chief Steward, Emma read, deserved a huge pat on the back for her work.
Mr. King congratulated President, Russell Smyth and his committee on “putting on another great show, in these drought affected times.” He also paid tribute to the enormous amount of work Show Secretary, Robyn Phillips does to make the show a success.