This year Canowindra was well represented at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with many locals competing at the event.
Young Joanna Balcombe won the Junior Judging in the meat sheep category, which is a tremendous achievement at such a high level of competition.
“It is an honour to receive this and it is good to see my improvements over the years as I have been doing this for a while now,” Joanna said.
The junior judges were required to judge the lambs in 8 minutes and place them in order. 9 people were then chosen to speak in front of an audience about why they placed them in that order.
Jo will now compete at Nationals at the Melbourne Royal Show in September and is looking to continue her interest in agriculture by studying on further at university with a Bachelor of Agriculture.
Kinellar White Suffolk and Poll Dorset Stud had the winning trifecta, winning Grand Champion White Suffolk Ram, first in Pair of Rams White Suffolk and first in Sires Progeny Group.
“It is such a great achievement and is really the pinnacle of what the stud has done,” Brett Douglas said.
With a number of other wins Kinellar stud are now looking to the next big event.
“Dubbo show will be next, it’s NSW biggest sheep show and we are hoping to win Supreme Champion again,” Brett Douglas said.
Canowindra’s Showgirl Meg Austin was also competing at the Royal Easter Show in the State Showgirl competition.
“I couldn’t be prouder to represent the Canowindra Community,” Meg Austin said. Meg was kept very busy over the week- end attending official showgirl events at the Children’s Westmead Hospital, Government House and events at the show throughout the day.
A massive congratulations to everyone for representing Canowindra so well!