THE METROPOLITAN SHOW.
The Show of yesterday was not such a successful one as that of last year, for many reasons, the principal being the weather, which militated greatly against it, and the entries were not numerous as v lhst year. The sheep'wete, 'on the whole, a splended lot of animals, but we noticed that several well known Canterbury breeders were not so well represented as formerly, the exhibits of Messrs Pearson and the late R. Chapman being amongst the most noticeabe in this respect. 0 The attendance of the public was a great deal larger than many had anticipated during the forenoon, but the receipts at the gates show a falling off.of about L3OO from last year. This will make a serious difference in the provision of funds for next year. We shall not attempt to give any detailed account of the exhibits or prize list, as oui* space is' too limited. The following are the local exhibitors and the awards; — SHEEP.. English Leicesters. ' Class 13—Ewe above 18 months old, Wilkin and Carter, 3. Class 14—Wilkin and Carter, highly commended and commended. Class 15—Wilkin and Carter, 2. Romney Marsh. Class 34—Wilkin and Carter, 2, and commended. Cotswold. Class 40—Ram under 18 months, Wilkin and Carter, 2. Class 42—Ewe above 18 months, Wilkin and Carter, 2. Southdowns. Class 46—Ram over 18 months;. Wilkin and Carter, 3. Class 48—Ewe above 18 months; ; with lamb .at foot, Wilkin and Carter, 3. Class 49—Ewe above 18 months, Wilkin and Carter, 1. Class 50 —Ewe under 18 months, Wilkin and Carter, 3 and highly commended. Hampshire Down. Class 53-Dudley and Northey, 1. Class 54—Dudley and Northey, 1,2, and 3. Class 55—Three ewes, with lamb at foot, Dudley and Northey, 1. Fat Sheep. ; Class 60—Down Wethers ’ above ■ 18 months and not exceeding 30 months old, Wilkin and Carter, highly co amended and commended. Class 70 —Ten ewes or wether lambs, unshorn short-woolled, Wilkin and Carter, 1 : J. Grigg, 2, CATTLE. Shokthobns. Bull, calved since June 30,1880—? John Grigg’s Bifrous, 1; John Grigg’s Bar Tone, 2.. Bull, calved since June 30, 1881— John Grigg’s Bedouin, 3. Bull, calved since December 31, 1881—John Grigg’s Oxford Duke of Cambridge, 2. Heifer, calved since June 30,1880 —John Grigg’s Flower of Derrimut, 3 and 2. Fat Cattle. Bullock, calved since June 30, 1878— John Grigg, highly commended. One cow, calved since June 30, 1878 —Wilkin and Carter, 1. One steer, calved since June 30, 1879 —John Grigg, 1 and 2. One steer, calved since June 30, 1880 John Grigg, highly commended and commended. Five-year-old bullock—John Grigg, highly commended. One cow (any age)—John Grigg, 1. HORSES. Carriage filly or gelding—J. Stalker, 1. PIGS. Best sow (of any age)—John Grigg, 1. PORTER. Lion . Brewery Company, 2 ; A. Moore and Sons, very highly commended. PRIVATE PRIZES. Mr Grigg secured the private prize of L 5 ss, for the best fat cow or heifer of any age ; also, Messrs Mark Sprott and Co’s prize of a piece of plate, valued at L 5, for the two best steers calved since J une, 1879-
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THE METROPOLITAN SHOW., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 789, 10 November 1882
THE METROPOLITAN SHOW. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 789, 10 November 1882
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