ROOTS, POTATOES, Etc.
The entries m the root classes were vary h'^avy, and the quality of roots find tubers shown exceptionally good. The potato classes were not so well patronized, bit 8 mie very fine specimens were fo be seen, [n the yellow carrot class Messrs B. Withell, P. Gourdb, and J. T-raker were the prizetakers, all exhibiting Sutton's Yellow Intermediary. The white carrots taken as a class were of good shape and sound quality, while the red carrots exhibited by Mr M Griffiths were as near perlo^tion as it was possible for carrots to be. The Golden Glbbe and Golden Tankard mangolda were also a fine lot, though m these, as m other classes, some of the competitors misnamed their exhibits, and were therefore disqualified. Many otherwise fine roots were found, on cutting, to be slightly overgrown, resulting m hollow places being left inside. The Swede turnip i class was a very heavy one, there being 22 entries. FARMERS' TABLES. Although only three entries were forthooming m this class, the displays made by the exhibitors were highly creditable. Miss Lill's table included a miniature ' farmyard m butter, a tiny straw stack, a pig dressed ready for consumption, and a carcase of mutton, fruit, home made bread and scones, preserves, etc., etc. The other two tables were occupied with a similar selection of good things. PIGS. In the pig classes there was but little competition, only three exhibitors coming forward. Mr Silcock secured first honors m the porker class, and second prize m the baconer class, his pigs m each case being m very good condition. Mr W. Wills was successful m the baooner class, with, a very nice looking pig.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6605, 26 June 1905
ROOTS, POTATOES, Etc. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6605, 26 June 1905
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