GOOD DISPLAY OF CLYDESDALES,
[From Our Own Reporter.]
MILTON, December 1 The 49th annual summer show held under the auspices of the Tokomainro Farmers’ Club took place here to-day in showerj' weather. The total entries showed an increase as compared with those of last year, a stronger representation in draught horses and sheep more than compensating for a perceptible falling off in the, number of cattle forward. Clydesdale horses were undoubtedly the feature of the show, the exhibitors this year including Mr J. Patrick, of Outran], whoso team are en route for the Gore show to-morrow. This exhibitor’s entries gained a big number of awards. Baron Bold won in the class for aged entires, and also took the champion card for the best entire on the ground. Messrs Thomson and Co.'s Newton Chief was second in the aged class, and Lord Menteith, who was second last year, was placed third. Baron Everest, who wap champion last year, was not shown The three-year-old class was also a win for Mr Jas. Patrick, his Leo Creek Perfection meeting with no opposition. lour two-year-old colts were forward, Mr Patrick’s Sir William coining first place, the second and third tickets going to Sir J. A. Sutherland and Mr J. W. Blair respectively. The iedges were of opinion that this class was poor, and one expressed tho opinion that the fe’.v yearlings which entered tho ring were, taken all over, only a middling lot. Certainly none of them were brought forward in the best show-ring condition. After the field had been reduced to four, the red ticket was awarded to Mr J. Muir’s Baron Everest colt, the second and third awards going to Mr Patrick and Mr P. Dowe respectively, both of whom entered Baron Bold colts. Messrs Thomson and Co.’a Newton Chief was placed reserve champion, to Baron Bold. There were fairly good fields in the classes for marcs and fillies. The brood mare class was won by J. W. Blair, while in both the three-year and two-year-oid classes J. Patrick secured the red ticket. J. A. Sutherland’s yearling filly secured first place in her class cut of a, field of IS. The light horses were well up to the standard of a country show, and in most cases there was good competition. f Mr A. Murdoch, of Wnitahuna, who, with Mr H. Y. Fulton, judged the sheep, declared that the quality of the sheep forward to-day was a long wav ahead of anything he had f-sen previously at a Milton show. W. Grey scored freely in Border Leicester's, and took both championships in a very good class. The aged ram which was awarded the championship the judge declared would be a credit to any exhibition at any chow. The champion ewe, which was taken from a pen of two and I our-ion In -ewes, was also of exccpiioii- ( ally fine quality. Mr Fulton stated that the Romneys were good, being true to type, although some of the sheep showed the effects of the bad weather and were not shown in perhaps the best show condition. H. Moffat’s four-tooth ram, which secured tho championship, was a particuularly good type, showing good constitution." The first prize hogget -was also a good sheep. A. Houlihan exhibited the champion ewe, it 'being taken from a lien of four one-shear ewes in milk. It had a very lino fleece, and showed great breeding and quality. In both Leicestcrs and Romneys the judges had some difficulty in determining the' champion. The Downs were a good lot. Both championships were annexed by G. French. Tho awards were as follow : p>nv.->,r.,-= —Ram, fonr-tooth : A. H. Moffat 1, W. Grey 2, Ram hoggett: A. Mnrdock l. IS. W. Moffat 2. Ivvo, in milk: A. Houlihan 1, A. W. Moffat 2. Two ewes : W. Grey 1, A. Houlihan 2. Four one-shear ewes": A. Houlihan 1. A. H. Moffat 2. Two ewe hoggets : A. IV. Moffat 1, A. Houlihan 2. Cross-bred. —Two ewes, in milk: P. Williamson 1, R. and W. E. Moffat 2. Five fat lambs : G. Finch 1 and 2. Five fat sheep (freezers); R, Moffat 1. Five half-bred wethers; G. D. M’Laren 1 and 2.
Border Leicesters ; Ram. four-tooth ; W. Grey 1 - nrd 2, .1. Lockhart 3. Ram hog- : W. Grey 1 and 9. Two ram hoe-cret' : W. Grey X and 2, T. B. Lockhart 2 and 3. :i.i., . ... I.mv 1 anu 2. .7. Wil--1 ramson, jnn., 3. Two owes, four-tooth ; ,v . Grey”! and 2. P. Williamson, jun., 3. Hogget': W. Grey 1 and 2, P. Williamson, ~ inn., 2 and 3. Two ewe hoggets: W. Urey 1 and 2. Downs.—Aged ram : G. Finch 1, F. J. Wrieht 2 and 3. Ewe, any age : G. Fine): 1. F. J. Wricbt 2 and 3. Two ewe hoggets ; F. J. Wright 1 and 2. ■; attic, as already indicated, were not very numerous. In cross-breds the awards wore divided among .J. Park, D. Russel, P. Porter, and J. Finch. There were no entries in Ayrshire*. T. H. Russel secured first and champion with his three-year-old shorthorn bull, hut experienced no competition.
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TOKOMAIRIRO SHOW, Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914
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