Forecast rosy for Southland A&P show

TERRI RUSSELL
Last updated 05:00 02/03/2013
Murray Skedgwell
HEIFER HOPEFUL: Murray Skedgwell, of Tuatapere, feeding hay to two of his A&P Show entrants, Mount Lake Lees Anna, left, and Beledene Lords Ila, at Donovan Park, Invercargill yesterday.

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Southlanders are encouraged to enjoy a day packed with family-orientated entertainment at the Southland A&P Show in Invercargill today.

The show will have traditional livestock competitions as well as a range of entertainment, trade displays and food stalls. Livestock judging starts this morning for the best dairy cows, beef cows and sheep, with prize-winners featuring in the grand parade at 3pm.

The judging will be followed by live performances, cooking demonstrations and showjumping.

Children can also take a look at the animal petting zoo.

Southland A&P Association vice-president Graham Calder said he encouraged everyone to come along and enjoy the entertainment.

The weather forecast was reasonable and there would be something at the show for all ages, he said.

The show moved from Ascot Park to Donovan Park last year, and crowd numbers had increased, he said. More had been done to improve this year's show, including better power supply and a new storage shed for trade displays. The show will run from 8.30am until about 5pm.

Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for unsupervised children.

Entry is free for supervised children.

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