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From the table of entrlei published above It will be Been that cattle have never been a numerously represented class, at any of the Association's annaal exhibitions, bat after the marked improvement m numbers, and quality, observed laat year, one scarcely expected to see anoh a poor display as tbat made yesterday, What at many other shows Is usually a great feature was here the least attractive part of an otherwise excellent exhibition of the live and dead stock of our district. There waf only a total of 34 entries, and praotioilly no competition even at thin. Mr John dmall and Messrs Clarke Bros sent forward the bulk of the exhibits, and had it not been for these breeders the onttle pens would have been elmoat empty. Mr Small took » first and ssoond prize for a couple of two-year-old shorthorns, and a gne for • yeirllog, He alio topk a

firwt for a very iiioely bred roan cow Beauty, by Salioman Pash», and a first for a very promising two-year-old light roan heifer. There were four entries m the class for year'iog heifers, and here Moesfß Ma raon Bros took prlda of place for what was certainly the bast shorthorn m the yard. Messrs Clarke Bros sent forward a drz n from their celebrated Ayrshire herd, amongst them being Maggie Warnock and several of her pro- ( gony. Maggie, herself, is too well -known to nood o >mtn9ot here, and one or two o' her faraiy promise evon to surpass her m developing tha gcotJ poltua of highly bred Ayrohlres- The exhibition were awarded five firrt aud two eeooud prfzao. The best bull shown wta a reilly good Bpecimen of the Devon breed, young Earl, and the owner (Mr Alex McKiozu-) was deservedly awarded a first prz?. Three other besots that daaecvo spaoial mention were Butteronp, Strawberry, and Violet. These were particularly nioe dairy cows, and though they had nothing to compete against, they folly merited the awards made, vis., a first and second, and Messrs J. Orr and Go's special prizi, They nere the property of Me John Small, and would be » credit to any dairy herd.

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CATTLE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888

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CATTLE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888

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