The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1915. OUR PENINSULA SHOWS.
Cubing tbe next two weeka our two PeDiD3ula A and P. Associations will bold their annoal shows at Duvaucbelle and Little River Both Abso oiations have worked yigirously in providing a programme tbat is a credit to tbe district,, and we bope their efforts will bo responded to.by excellent exhibitions of stock, borses and produce worthy of a rich farming community suoh as our own One often bears a
farmer ask : What is the use oi an A and P. Show? And, unfortunately, there are many who do not reoognise any benefits in them at all. These farmers do not realise what A and P. Shown havo done for Canterbury and every other province in New Zealand. It is only at an A. and P. show tbat a in its programme, whioh provides for horses, cattle, dog 1?, farm and domestic produce and flowers. The cattle and dog olasses are a new feature of the Show, and provide a good range of classes for the store and fat cattle, so muoh of whioh is reared on Banks Peninsula. We hope the Aseooifltion will fee well sop. orted in -
their venture. They are also changing tbeir show ground, and tbe new gronnd should be very convenient, as atf features of the Show will be now Canterbury. Tbe farming community, recognising the fundamental object of our shows, should not only support them with his presence but by his entries, for it is only in this way that a thoroughly representative show is made up. The Banks Peninsula A and P. Association have issued a very large programme, which should give everyone an opportunity of exhibiting esmetbing, The Peninsula Horse Show and Pastoral Association has also several new features farmer oan see every breed of sheep, oattle, pigs, every class of horse, and every kind of produce, and it is on tbe piok of the show ring that he should aim to equalise his own breeds oi stock. Tbe Canterbury A, and P. Association with its very enthusiastic father, the late Mr Murphy, has done immeasurable service in improving our Canterbury flooks and herds and our produce of all kinds, and so also have the many branoh associations oi grouped together. The war should not affect the Shows to any extent, as it is just as essential in war time to improve our stook raising as before. We hops, then, that Peninsula farmers will support the men in their district who have gone to tbe trouble of organising the Bbows, by making as many entries as possible, a3 it is upon the collective effort that the success of tbe Show depends,