This year’s Bingara Show was considered a huge success by all who attended, despite the inclement weather conditions which intermittently reared its ugly head. Rain just prior to the Show settled the dust nicely.
The change did keep some people away from attending the show, but thank fully it did not keep competitors away, with stewards in most sections satisfied with entries.
The Show was opened by Senator Elect John Williams, who noted that after cancelling the show last year, the Bingara Show Society committee had rallied to make sure the show went ahead this year. “Bingara is a community that won’t lie down”, Mr. Williams said.
He commended Show Society President, Kelly Holland and her enthusiastic committee for their work in raising funds during the year so the show could go ahead.
Entries in the cattle section were up on the previous show, and the new section for unled cattle attracted 25 entries.
The Supreme Beast of the show was Tycolah Flash Back, a 19 month old Poll Hereford bull, exhibited by Steve and Therese Crowley.
The Champion Pen of three steers was won by Gineroi Pastoral Co.
The Pavilion was also very well supported, with the RegenerART section attracting much attention. An emu and chick, made from all recycled materials, and exhibited by Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, was greatly admired.
The Campdraft event attracted almost 500 entries and ran smoothly.
Despite the bitterly cold wind, the Rodeo on Sunday drew a large crowd, and no major injuries were recorded.