Cattle judge Shane Bishop and one of the organisers Chris Hamilton look forward to seeing stud cattle at the Mary Valley Show.
Cattle judge Shane Bishop and one of the organisers Chris Hamilton look forward to seeing stud cattle at the Mary Valley Show. Renee Pilcher

Show set to host stud cattle

STUD cattle will be on display at the Mary Valley Show this Saturday for the first time in its 91-year history.

Chief steward of the cattle section Andrea Schulz said this year the event, which is held at the Imbil showgrounds, was fortunate to have well-known Kandanga cattle breeders Shane and Sandra Bishop, of Garglen Stud, as judges.

“This is the first year we’ll have stud cattle on the grounds,” Andrea said.

“We’re running stud classes as well as a led steer class, and there will also be junior judges and junior handler classes for the youth.

“Plus we’re offering four age groups – most shows only offer one or two.”

Andrea said the aim was to give the younger generation more of a chance, and to encourage them to be more involved in the agricultural industry.

Ring events get underway at 8am with a range of horse events, including showjumping.

Cattle classes start at 10am with working dogs, woodchop, rodeo,

sideshow alley, arts and craft pavilion, produce displays, market stalls, vintage cars and static displays.

Live entertainment features from lunchtime and will include Rob Black, Jamie Dunn, the Dunny Can Band and a special guest appearance by Agro.

A highlight will be the spectacular fireworks show at 7.30pm.

There will be plenty of refreshments and a licensed bar.

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