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Royal Event comes to the Canterbury A&P Show

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A&P Beef Cattle Event at the 2016 Canterbury A&P Show, giving South Island competitors the rare chance to win prestigious Royal ribbons and medals at the annual Show.

A & P Show Cows

Livestock and equestrian entries are now open for the 154th Show taking place from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 November at ASB Agricultural Park in Christchurch. Every year around 3000 animals are entered into 1700 classes as exhibitors vie for over $100,000 in prizes and prize money.

Canterbury A&P Association President, Warrick James has had a long involvement with the Cattle section at the Show and is looking forward to hosting a Royal Event during his tenure as President.

“It’s fantastic to be able to offer our exhibitors the chance to compete at Royal level. A Royal Event attracts the best stock from around the country and top judges from around the world, so winning a Royal medal really is the highest honour in the showing movement.

 “My family are looking forward to showing our Limousin cattle and catching up with old friends and regular exhibitors – we also hope that with the Royal Event, we’ll be meeting some new exhibitors too.”

Bayleys A & P Show Stand


Bayleys Canterbury director Bill Whalan said that despite recent challenges the Canterbury A&P show continues to go from strength to strength.

“The show hosts the largest equestrian event in the South Island with around 3500 entries expected again this year. Other sections on offer include shearing and wool handling, woodchopping, dog trials, goats, dairy cattle, alpaca, llama, pig, sheep, endurocross (motorbiking competition), wool, poultry and vintage machinery”.

Around 100,000 people are expected to attend the Canterbury A&P Show in November – making it the largest agricultural and pastoral show in the country.

Bayleys Canterbury are excited that the Bayleys brand is once again aligned with the country’s most successful A&P association.

Source: Canterbury A&P Show Media Release

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