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The Christchurch Show

[PKR PRESS ASSOCIATION:] Christchoroh, : November 6. The Canterbury Metropolitan Agricultural and Pastoral Society's Show opened to-day. The weather was threatening, but large numbers of people proceeded to the grounds. The Show, on the whole, 14

fully up to previous years, although there is a sliaht decrease m the entries, vu., 1429, against 1450 last year. Them. ■ dreases are—7o m sheep, and 20 xn horses and the decreaseß are to be found m cattle, pigs, dairy produce, dogs, preserved meats, New Zealand manufactures, carriages, and implements. Ihe small number of New Zealand manufactures w f accounted for by the recent troubles m <■ the labor market, few firms being able or willing to make up goods. Especially is this the case with the implement makers through the want of coal. Inere is a good show of cattle, especially-short-horns ; and draught horses are well up to the average quality. The practical part of the work going on to-day is m the shape of judging, to-morrow being "the people's day." The show of sheep is the finest for five years; the wool is m excellent condition, and would have been perfect, but for the long spell of dry weather The short, horn cattle, though limited to a small number 6f breeders, are of good quality. Mr J. Deans is the krgest phze taker. Inaged bulls, CaptainFisher'a, "Burnaby isfirk A special feature m the «ttit department is the fine show of Ayrshire*, ThY exhibits of Messra Rogersofi and, ' Fleming of Oamartt being greatly admired. The New Zealand and Australian Xand Company sent fire Polled Angus Cattle from Totaro estate. Mr A. M. Clark, Temuk», has soms splendid specimens of the Hereford breed. His bull "Nugget" took first prize. There is a good all round show of draught stock, the young animals "»««£«/ promising. Mr McFarlane's Coldstream," a North Canterbury horse, took first prize m the all-aged class for entires. There is only one entry m the three-year-old colts and, inthe two^ear-old^ckss Mr P. Cunningham's *■ Callum o Glen is first. Though a smaller entry than usual there is a splendid exhibition of implements, a larije PWP™*^ 11 of/„"? ate shown at work. The other departments of the show are very good.

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The Christchurch Show, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2563, 6 November 1890

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The Christchurch Show Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2563, 6 November 1890

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