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Agriculture back in focus at Moora Show

The 106th Central Midlands Agricultural Show will take place in Moora on Saturday 16 September 2017. Gates are set to open at 10am and while the show exhibits pack up at 5pm, the sideshow and food stay open ‘till late! The committee has been working strongly to keep an agricultural focus at the show
by involving the local farming community.

Committee member Megan Brassington notes there will be many firsts this year. “Pigs are being displayed with the hope that enough interest is gained to implement them into our program for judging next year. A local farmer will bring a number of piglets in to get the children interested in a hands-on way.”

“We will also have day-old chicks for the children to see as well as lambs,” she said. Guess the weight of the sheep or young bull competitions will give punters the chance to win great prizes – including a pack of meat, compliments of ‘Jostian Blondes’ and butchered by Pursers Butchers in Moora.

Cooking demos in the new on-ground pavilion will showcase local businesses and producers. Jostian Blondes will be cooking ‘Blonde DÁquitaine’ sausages
and steak to try and Westways Wildflowers will offer their unusual Sandalwood nuts to taste. Manavi eggs, Benedictine Community of New Norcia and Young Living Essential Oils will also be demonstrating their products and Lions Club will offer delicious Devonshire Teas.

The Lions Cancer Screening Bus will also be attending; given farmers don’t often get time to travel to the city for this it is a great opportunity for them to get skin checked! Just turn up to the van or pre-book by phoning Megan on 0428 657 200. It only takes 10 minutes to complete. Other fun activities include; the Lions Train providing free rides for the little ones, Birds of Prey, Vintage cars, Working Vintage Machinery displays, Wood Chopping, free face painting and much more!

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