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Farmers to be
DAIRY farmers will be treated at this
Saturday’s Bass Coast Summer Agricul-
tural Show at Wonthaggi.
Bass Coast Shire Council is holding a marquee
for farmers and their families to help ease the
stress caused by the downturn in dairy prices.
Farmers have been sent free family tickets
through milk supply companies, entitling them to
free show entry and lunch catered for by members
of the Wonthaggi Tennis Club.
Show secretary Rosemary Loughnan said, “It
will give the farmers a nice time and bring aware-
ness to the general public of what dairy farmers
are all about.”
Farmers wishing to received tickets can con-
tact their field officer.
In the Coastal Fresh Peas, PD Allen Registered
Builder, Headlines and BH Beauty Entertain-
ment Arena: WHIP Industries stunt motorbikes,
Paul’s working kelpies with the ducks and sheep,
Leongatha Medieval Society, Bass Coast Pick-
ers, Clydesdale harnessing display, Around the
grounds, wood chop arena, Angie Polglaze chain-
saw artist, Wonthaggi Historical Society’s shows
of the past, Seaweed Sally’s rockpool animals,
Wonthaggi Citizens Band, Australia Fair Organ,
Harry Ferguson Tractor Club and vintage cars,
cattle arena plus VLE Juniors, poultry exhibition,
dog fly ball arena, snakes and reptiles, roaming
entertainers, stilt walkers, circus workshop and
clowns, equestrian arena, Clydesdales, alpacas
and pigs, and Barn Buddy animal nursery, pavil-
ion events, carnival, sideshows, show bags, rides,
displays of business and community groups.
Bass Coast to be showcased
IT’S showtime in Wonthaggi!
The Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show
returns to the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve
this Saturday, January 14, with further equestrian
events on Sunday.
Come along and see the best of cattle, poultry,
horses, cooking, craft and photography the region
has to offer, plus the fun of rides and entertainment.
Show secretary Rosemary Loughnan said, “It’s
pretty good entertainment and there is a great va-
riety of food, from the carnival-type food to food
with an international flavour and there will be all
the groups offering food too.”
Around the grounds, admire the physical feats
of woodchoppers in the woodchop arena, Sea-
weed Sally’s rockpool animals, snakes and other
reptiles, the Australia Fair organ, and a display of
Harry Ferguson tractors and vintage cars.
The dog flyball arena will present athletic ca-
nines and their talented owners negotiating cours-
es and displaying superb teamwork.
Children will love the Barn Buddy animal
nursery, while the massive Clydesdale horses, and
fascinating alpacas and pigs will offer an insight
into farming through the ages.
The creative arts exhibition will span horticul-
ture and home produce through to amateur pho-
tography, including the
Children’s Summer Holiday competitions
will be on offer and there are the traditional show
favourites of the carnival, sideshows, rides and
showbags with all sorts of goodies.
Many businesses and community groups will
also have stands on show to present their services
and offerings to the public.
The volunteer musicians of the Wonthaggi Cit-
izens Band will create an exciting backdrop to the
show with their amazing musical renditions.
Cattle breeders will vie for the title of supreme
beef exhibit, with prizes also offered in such cate-
gories as champion and reserve junior and senior,
male and female, and grand champion male and
Young handlers can compete in the VLE junior
competitions, with prizes in junior beef cattle han-
dling and judging, and junior fancy dress, with the
theme being ‘Ruby Red’.
The poultry exhibition will span many class-
es, with divisions for waterfowls and bantams,
through to eggs.
Artistic types will exhibit such craft as wood-
work, decorative painting and paper tole, while
‘My favourite image for the year 2016’ is among
the many photography classes on offer.
Saturday includes some equestrian events,
with such horses as Shetland ponies, buckskins,
miniature ponies and Australian ponies taking to
Equestrian only events will be held on the
Sunday, with the mostly ridden classes open to
Saturday admission costs are $30 for a group
ticket (two adults and two children under 16), $15
adults, $5 children under 16 and $5 pensioners
“We will do the best we can to put on a great
event for the local community,” Ms Loughnan
Good bull: Ricky Ferris from Yannathan and Noelene King from Hazel Downs Charolais
in Loch with Hazel Downs Kakadu, a 15 month old Charolais bull at the 2016 Bass Coast
Summer Agricultural Show, where Kakadu was named junior champion.
Ready to go: Paul
Macphail and An-
neke Homan from
Beloka Kelpies in
dogs Tom, Gloria
and a pup, before
giving a working
at the Bass Coast
tural Show in 2016.
The Macphail dog
team will be back
at this Saturday’s
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