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J INCREASE IN ENTRIES. GOOD DISPLAY CLYDESDALES. Once again the Taieri Agricultural, Society had the misfortune to experience bad" weather for their annual show, the fifty-fourth of the series, which was held in '.Mr W. Charters's paddock .it Mosgiel to-day, being preceded by a heavy downj pour.' which had the effect of making I matters decidedly unpleasant for all concerned right from the outset, besides ■ seriously affecting the attendance. The prospects of the show being a success were really good, and many members had congratulated themselves upon the change of data from November to January. The aggregate entries, indeed, disclosed a marked advance over the two ? receding shows ; in' fact, they exceeded hose of any other show wit-It the- exception of that held in the jubilee year. Light horses and: sheep were much more numerous than was the case List year, while there were also more cattle forward, and. dairy produce attracted biggcentries. Curiously enough, there were occasionally smaller rings in some of the draught horse sections, but, nil the samp, the show was again, as in the past, featured by a very fine display of Clydesdales, notwithstanding the fact, that the present is really art off season for shows. It is, no mere 'idle boast that the Taieri is the fountain-head of tho Clydesdale breed. Naturally chief interest centred in the Clydesdale' awards. Tho aged stallion class may be fairly supposed to have been won without much trouble by Baron Bold, who was not shown at Dunedin, but Newton Chief, which was second to St. Simon at the big show, turned the tables to-day, beating Mr Charters's representative, which was awarded the green ticket in front of High Mark and Wairongoa Footprints. Only two faced the judges, and their decision was in favor of Lee Creek Perfection, Thomson and Go's Raron 'Winsome—(Baron's Brilliant colt taking second award. Neither of these colts' was shown at Dunedin. The yearlings furnished an attractive, ring, and after due consideration tho judges awarded ,1. Patrick's Baron Bold colts first and second, another colt by the same sire taking third place. The placing was similar in the sweepstake. The two-year-old class was also a victory! for the Lee Creek farm. Sir William winning. There were big rings in the mares, and particularly the filly classes, over which the judges had to linger for some time. The competition amongst thoroughbreds was rather poor, hut the hack classes were strongly represented. 'The display of sheep was probably the best ever seen at the Taieri Show, both from the point of view of numbers and quality. The fat lambs were particularly good. * PRIZE LIST. HORSES. —Draught Horses.— (Judges: Messrs Peter Davidson iTimaru) and John Kendall (Te. Hotika.). Stallion, 4yrs or over. —J. Patrick's Baron Bold 1. Thomson and Go.'k Newton Chief 2. W. J. Charters's St. Simon 3. Entire colt, oyre.— J. Patrick's Leo Creek Perfection 1. Thomson a.nd Co. 2. Entire colt, 2yrs old,—J. Patrick 1, W. J. Charters 2, Thomson and Co. 3. En fire, colt, yearling. —J. Patrick 1 and 2.!). S. Grant 3. Derbv sweepstake for yearling colts. J. Patrick 1 and 2, W. J. Charters 3, J. W. Blair h.c. ■—Draught = . Colonial-bred mare; open to all mares 4yrs or over.- -James Oarruthors 1, Alex. Allison 2. James Patrick's Rosie 3. --Light Horses.Hackney brood mare, in foal, or with foal at foot.—Tames Bogg 1. B. Ruthman 2. Hackney filly or gelding. 2yrs old.Sprott Bros. 1. Hackney vcarling.—William Harvey 1, E. Harris' 2." Trotting stallion. R. Rulhvcn 1. Weight-csrrving hack, up to 15st; to bo ridden.— W. Kain 1, S. Snell 2, R. T. Kirk 3. Weigiit-carrving hack, up to 13st; to be ridden.—Mrs 'A. S. Mackay 1, W. J. Charters 2. M. Duncan 3. I). Andrew 4. Weight-carrying hack, up to list: to ho ridden. -Miss B. Rodgers 3. Mrs F. Robertson 2. Miss Roid 3. liest-pae»d horse, walk, trot, and canter. —W. Duncan 1, 'Miss B. Rodger* 2. Walker Bros. 3. Hackney filly or gelding, 3yrs old ; to be ridden. -J. Sutherland 1, Miss Shaw 2, Miss Re id 3. Lady's hack ; to be ridden.—Miss B. Rodgers 1, Mrs F. Robertson 2, Miss Scott CATTLE. Judge: Mr David Murray (Clydevale.j Shorthorn.-—Two c-hibitions held all tho entries in this section, and Mr James Miller took all the first prizes and both champions. Mr Ooorge. M'Donald got one second. Ayrshire.—Only two entries wore forward; some that- had entered were absent. Wedge Bros, got first for cow in miik, and W. Blackie first fcr a dry cow. , Hoist oin.—The only prize-taker was W. j Kirkland, jim., who got first for bull, .'my age. Anv Breed. --Walter Blackie was awarded two first, prize* tor cotter's cow and best dairy now—the only exhibits forward in the ciaps. FAT CATTLE. Judge ; Mr Walter Murray (Warepal. Pair oxen. Three entries.—W. J. Charter- 1 and 2. Alex. Bathgate 7>. One. oj. Four entries. —W. J. Charters 1 and 2. Alex. Bathgate 3. One steer, not over 3yrs. Seven entries.—W. .T. (.'barters 1 'and 2. Bathgate Bros. -,. One steer, not over 2yi". Four entries. --D. Sutherland 1. W.'J. Charters 2 and One row. Four entries.--Tames Gow 1. W. J. Charters 2 and 5. One heifer, not over 3yrs. Three en-trics--W. J.'Charters 1 and 3. D. Sutherland 2. One heifer, not over 2yrs. Five entries. -—j: C. Ronton, jun.. I,W. J. Charters 2. J. Sutherland 3. SHEEP—Border Leicester.— Ram, four-tooth and upwards.—Robert. Miller 1 and champion, Roberif Miller 2, John Miller 5. Two rams, two-tooth or under.—Robert Miller 1 and 2, James Gow 3. Ram. two-tooth. —Rtrbcrt Miller 1 and 2, Walter Blackie 3. 'Two ewes, four-tooth or upwards, with lambs at foot.--Robert Miller 1, James Cow 2 and 3. Shropshire Downs.— Ram. four-tooth and upwards.—-F. J. Wright 1 and 2 and champion. Ram, two-tooth.—F. J. Wright 1 and Two ewes, two-tooth. —John Miller 1. One ewe, two-tooth. —John Miller 1 and 2 Ram, two-tooth.—John. Miiiex 1 and 2. T'v.o ewes, four-tooth and upwards, with lamb at foot.--John Miller 1. One ewe, two-tooth.—R,obert Miller 1 and 2, John H. Allen 3. .Tas. Gow 6.. —Romr.-ey Marsh.— Two rams, two-tooth, or under.—John Miller 1. —Fat Sheep. - Three fat sheep, shorn.—James Gow 1, F. J Wright 2, G. D. M'Donaid 3. Three fat sheep, freezers, not to exceed 1601b live weight-.—Jus. Gow 1, F. J. Wright 2, 3. Three fat lambs, long-wool cross, most suitable for export trade, brc-d and fattened by exhibitor.—W, Grieve 1, Gibson Bros. 2, Clias. Findlay 3. 'lTiree fat lambs (Down crosj6). most suitable for export trade, bred and fattened bv exhibitor.—Grant Bros. 1, F. J. \V"right 2 and 3. Oho ewe, four-tooth or over, with lamb at foot.— F. J. Wright 1, 2, and champion. Two eves, two-tooth.—F. J. Wright 1 <md 2- '• Ono awe, four-tooth or over, with lamb at foot. —Robert Miller 1, 3. and champion, Jas. Gow 2. Two ewes, two-tooth.—Robert Miller 1 and 2, John Miller 3»

COGS. Rough-coated collie, dog or "bitch. Eight entries.—Tl. T. Kirk 1 and 2, A. Scott 3 and 4. Bearded collie, dog or hitch.—Throe entries.—G. Blackie 1, D. M'Laren 2, J. Mddrum 3. . \ " Smooth-coated -collie, dog or biteii. Three, cnlies.—.Tas. M'Grouther 1, C ass. Good lot 2. W. R. Gawn 3.

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TAIERI SHOW, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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TAIERI SHOW Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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