A & P show photos

SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Bailey Bennett, 6, of Tuatapere, with her calf Rosie at the SBS Bank Southland A&P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Bailey Bennett, 6, of Tuatapere, with her calf Rosie at the SBS Bank Southland A&P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Gabby Hitchcock, left, of Invercargill, was second in the all breeds section, while Linsey Bennett, of Tuatapere, won first place with her cow Mount Lake Vanity.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Gabby Hitchcock, left, of Invercargill, was second in the all breeds section, while Linsey Bennett, of Tuatapere, won first place with her cow Mount Lake Vanity.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Emily Instone, 6, leads her calf Sall at the SBS Bank Southland A & P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Emily Instone, 6, leads her calf Sall at the SBS Bank Southland A & P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Brooke Kincaid, 11, and Barbie the pony with Dubbo showgirl Kate Warren and Shevey at the Southland A&P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Brooke Kincaid, 11, and Barbie the pony with Dubbo showgirl Kate Warren and Shevey at the Southland A&P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Doug McLeish and Magne Andersen check out south suffolk and hampshire breeds at the Southland A&P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
SOUTHLAND A & P SHOW: Doug McLeish and Magne Andersen check out south suffolk and hampshire breeds at the Southland A&P Show at Donovan Park, Invercargill.
MT BENGER A & P SHOW: Emma-Rose Miller, 4, of Gore, caused a flurry of interest with her pet parrot.
MT BENGER A & P SHOW: Emma-Rose Miller, 4, of Gore, caused a flurry of interest with her pet parrot.
GORE A & P SHOW: Maia Fincham, 3, of Invercargill, and her pet lamb Nimo are ladybirds in disguise.
GORE A & P SHOW: Maia Fincham, 3, of Invercargill, and her pet lamb Nimo are ladybirds in disguise.
WAIAU A & P SHOW: Ella Erskine, 5, of Te Wae Wae Bay, enjoys an icecream.
WAIAU A & P SHOW: Ella Erskine, 5, of Te Wae Wae Bay, enjoys an icecream.
WAIAU A & P SHOW: Children eagerly waiting for the `Big Dig' to get under way.
WAIAU A & P SHOW: Children eagerly waiting for the `Big Dig' to get under way.
GORE A & P SHOW: Senior herdsperson title winner Sam Hall, 12, with yearling angus bull Lilliesleaf Brookfield, which is owned by her uncle Rob Hall, of Waikaka.
GORE A & P SHOW: Senior herdsperson title winner Sam Hall, 12, with yearling angus bull Lilliesleaf Brookfield, which is owned by her uncle Rob Hall, of Waikaka.
GORE A & P SHOW: Five-week old donkey Eva, with her handler Megan Coster, was a crowd-stopper.
GORE A & P SHOW: Five-week old donkey Eva, with her handler Megan Coster, was a crowd-stopper.
GORE A & P SHOW: Kate Christie, of Winton, takes Pete through his paces in the new all-weather equestrian arena.
GORE A & P SHOW: Kate Christie, of Winton, takes Pete through his paces in the new all-weather equestrian arena.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Asleah Kruskopf, 6, tries to lead her friesian calf Kraft in the under-7 calf handling grade.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Asleah Kruskopf, 6, tries to lead her friesian calf Kraft in the under-7 calf handling grade.
WINTON A & P SHOW: World shearing champion Cam Ferguson shows off his skill.
WINTON A & P SHOW: World shearing champion Cam Ferguson shows off his skill.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Barbara Kennedy, of Myross Bush, gives her miniature horse Sparkling Gem a drink after a long hot day.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Barbara Kennedy, of Myross Bush, gives her miniature horse Sparkling Gem a drink after a long hot day.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Reed Tong, 6, enjoys the vertical bungy.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Reed Tong, 6, enjoys the vertical bungy.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Ryan Cornes and Nicole Buxcey, of Invercargill.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Ryan Cornes and Nicole Buxcey, of Invercargill.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Paige Wilson, and Amelia Anderson, both 10, of Centre Bush.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Paige Wilson, and Amelia Anderson, both 10, of Centre Bush.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Shay Cruickshank, and Amy du Piessis, both 12, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Shay Cruickshank, and Amy du Piessis, both 12, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Kayden, 6, and Logan, 4, Wolferstan, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Kayden, 6, and Logan, 4, Wolferstan, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Kelsey O'Connor and Michael Hand, of Hedgehope.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Kelsey O'Connor and Michael Hand, of Hedgehope.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Phillis and Mervyn Wilson, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Phillis and Mervyn Wilson, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Jan Verkaik, Jan Verkaik jr, 2, and Adriane Verkaik, of Heddon Bush.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Jan Verkaik, Jan Verkaik jr, 2, and Adriane Verkaik, of Heddon Bush.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Jessica Hudson, 10, of Hokonui, and Brianna Roe, 11, of Spring Hills.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Jessica Hudson, 10, of Hokonui, and Brianna Roe, 11, of Spring Hills.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Bailey Youngman, 12,  of Otautau, and Selina Kane, 14, of Invercargill.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Bailey Youngman, 12, of Otautau, and Selina Kane, 14, of Invercargill.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Aaron Torrie, 9, of Winton, Luke, 11, and Adam Hills, 13, of Mataura.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Aaron Torrie, 9, of Winton, Luke, 11, and Adam Hills, 13, of Mataura.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Noeline and Noel Brinsdon, of Centre Bush.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Noeline and Noel Brinsdon, of Centre Bush.
WINTON A & P SHOW: John Nicholson and Suzy Moore.
WINTON A & P SHOW: John Nicholson and Suzy Moore.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Margaret and Arianna Kane, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Margaret and Arianna Kane, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Miles and Rebekah, 8, Torrie, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Miles and Rebekah, 8, Torrie, of Winton.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Showing off their face paint are, from left, Chelsea Brown, Sinead Dunn, Riley McDermott and Reuben Wilson.
WINTON A & P SHOW: Showing off their face paint are, from left, Chelsea Brown, Sinead Dunn, Riley McDermott and Reuben Wilson.
MC and comedian Te Radar declares Alan McCrostie, of Alexandra, the winner of the lawnmower race at the 2012 Lake Hayes A & P Show now in its 97th year.
MC and comedian Te Radar declares Alan McCrostie, of Alexandra, the winner of the lawnmower race at the 2012 Lake Hayes A & P Show now in its 97th year.
Lake Hayes A & P Show Society president Mike Smith gets ready to raise the flag to start the lawn mower race.
Lake Hayes A & P Show Society president Mike Smith gets ready to raise the flag to start the lawn mower race.
Thousands turn out at the 2012 Lake Hayes A & P Show now in its 97th year.
Thousands turn out at the 2012 Lake Hayes A & P Show now in its 97th year.
The 1896 steam traction engine ``Woozle'' on display at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
The 1896 steam traction engine ``Woozle'' on display at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
Five-year-old Riley Hamilton, of Queenstown, gets ready to climb down the pole on a playhouse at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
Five-year-old Riley Hamilton, of Queenstown, gets ready to climb down the pole on a playhouse at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
On holiday from Fiji, Kelsey Stephens, 10, shows off her skills on the bungy trampoline at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
On holiday from Fiji, Kelsey Stephens, 10, shows off her skills on the bungy trampoline at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
Max Winders, 18, of Colac Bay, shows off his sheep-shearing skills at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
Max Winders, 18, of Colac Bay, shows off his sheep-shearing skills at the Lake Hayes A & P Show.
WINNING SMILES: Placegetters in the show queen contest at the South Otago A & P Show were Tania McDonald, left, who was third, show queen Annie Dickey, and Pagan Frisby, who was second.
WINNING SMILES: Placegetters in the show queen contest at the South Otago A & P Show were Tania McDonald, left, who was third, show queen Annie Dickey, and Pagan Frisby, who was second.
BACKING BLACK: Winton's Julianne Haynes won champion hack and supreme champion equine with her mare Villa Maria. at the South Otago A and P Show.
BACKING BLACK: Winton's Julianne Haynes won champion hack and supreme champion equine with her mare Villa Maria. at the South Otago A and P Show.

Images from A & P Association shows from throughout the southern region this summer.

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