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SECOND EDITION A. and P. Association.

The annual general meeting of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association was held to-day m the Arcade Chambers, Mr J. C. N. Grigg occupied the chair, and there was a very large attendance. ANNUAL REPORT. The following was the annual report submitted by the Committee: —Your Committee have once more pleasure m submitting a satisfactory balance sheet to the members, showing steady progress m every way. The credit balance of £3 10a 7d of last year has been converted into one of £37 12s 7d, as shown by the balance sheet now submitted. This, of itself speaks well for the future, and is beyond doubt most encouraging. The annual Show was held on the 2nd November, and although some of the classes show a slight falling off m numbers from last year others have been substantially increased, resulting m the aggregate m a difference m favor of last Show of twenty-eight entries. Your Committee regret that there has not been an increase m the membership, but have ground for hope that there may be a material improvement m this direction during the ensuing financial year, the greater amount of takings at the gate giving every evidence of the increased amount of interest taken m the Society's work by the general public. The prize money paid away this year amounted to £328 11s, as against £285 18s 6d for 1888. Taking all these matters into consideration, the credit balance must be considered most satisfactory. The annual horse parade took place on September 21, and brought forward 32 entries as against 12 for the previous year, and a profit to the Association of £7 6d over 1888. A reaper and binder contest under the auspices of the Association was held on 20th January m a field of Tuscan wheat, kindly placed at the disposal of the Committee by Mr John Bonifant. This resulted m a trifling lose, but was a satisfactory test of the merits of the various machines, and was much'appreciated by the farmers, as shown by their large attendance. In conclusion, your Committee beg to thank the Executive, who kindly gave their services at the Show and other matters so successful, and also to those gentlemen who so kindly and liberally subscribed to the prize fund. The balance sheet was also read, showing a total income for the year of £544 3s lOd, with a total expenditure of £506 11s 3d —leaving a credit balance of £37 12s 7d, as stated m the annual report.

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SECOND EDITION A. and P. Association., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2483, 5 August 1890

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SECOND EDITION A. and P. Association. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2483, 5 August 1890