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Warwick Show gets ready to roll

Prime cattle and lamb chairman Bill Gross is getting ready for a great weekend at the Warwick Show.
Prime cattle and lamb chairman Bill Gross is getting ready for a great weekend at the Warwick Show. Georja Ryan

CHAIRMAN of the prime cattle and lambs section for the Warwick Show Bill Gross is bracing for another great weekend.

With 100 head of cattle and 130 prime lambs about to arrive at the Warwick Showgrounds tomorrow morning, Mr Gross said numbers would be on par with last year.

"We'll see an excellent lot of cattle come through - some of the best in the country," he said.

He said despite the number of Royal shows surrounding the local show, it would not affect numbers or quality in the livestock sections.

"Not in the cattle or lambs anyway," Mr Gross said.

"We expect to see good prices for the lambs.

"Quality has improved a lot so they could go for a bit more than last year."

He said it was much the same story for the prime cattle.

"It should be a good market and while they were really dear last year, I think they'll remain quite dear this year," Mr Gross said.

"And hopefully we will be well supported by the local butchers and abattoirs."

Chris Lawlor, from Allora, will judge the lambs, and John Anstey, from Warwick Meats, will judge the prime cattle.

"My word, it will be a difficult job for the judges with the high standards," Mr Gross said.

Cattle judging gets moving at 9am tomorrow with presentations at 2.30pm and the sale at 3pm.

Lamb judging starts at 10am with a 1.30pm presentation and a 2pm sale.
 

FRIDAY program

10am

Bugs, interactive Bug show, Big W pavilion

11am

Snake show - 10 of the most venomous snakes

Animal Nursery - feed the baby animals

Noon

Bugs, interactive Bug show, Big W pavilion

1pm

Snake show - 10 of the most venomous snakes

2pm

Bugs, interactive Bug show, Big W pavilion

3pm

Snake show - 10 of the most venomous snakes

4pm

Magical Mal - magic show Big W pavilion

6pm

Magical Mal

 

FRIDAY night fun

5.30pm

Hoof & Woof (the horse jumps the course, then the dog does)

6pm

Official Opening

6.20pm

Lucky Ball Drop - win a new Bicycle (thanks to Redback Bicycles) and free milk drink (thanks to Norco)

6.45pm

Killarney School of Dance

7.05pm

Cricket ball throwing

7.20pm

Mutton Busters

7.50pm

Polocrosse demonstration

8.20pm

Horseball demo - see the newest horse craze

8.30pm

Magical Mal

8.45pm

Fireworx sponsored by Ranbuild

9.05pm

Big Wheels - fantastic winch truck racing

9.40pm

Dirt Bike Club Dare Devils

10.10pm

Demolition Derby - sponsored by Mal Wood Auto & Benz Autos

Topics:  cattle, community, entertainment, warwick show



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