Cattle delight in the mud at Nimbin
IT’S a good Nimbin Show when even the champions get down and dirty.
Noel Whitney and Valmai Melling, of Winston Park Australia British White Stud at Casino, were showing their cattle at the event on Saturday.
But their bull, Winston Park Snowboy, who took out the Supreme British Male and Grand Champion Male, seemed to enjoy digging around in the muddy conditions more than parading in front of admiring onlookers.
“He’s full of mischief,” Ms Melling said.
And despite the waterlogged ground making cattle showing just that little bit more difficult, it seemed the time spent washing and grooming their immaculate white cattle paid off for Mr Whitney and Ms Melling, helping them also take out Grand Champion Female.“We come out here every year, and it’s a good little show,” Mr Whitney said.
“This breed is hard to get, and we like showing them. We have a couple of thousand ribbons from over the years.”
Nimbin A&I Society treasurer Ed Harris said they didn’t record crowd numbers – it was the enjoyment of those who attended the weekend event that was more important.
“They’re all happy to be here by the look of it,” he said.
“And we’re surprised at the turnout with the weather conditions.”
Mr Harris said the cattle and dog showing events were much bigger than last year, although numbers in the horse events were down by a third.
He also praised the pavilion exhibits.
“The cookery section was really up this year,” he said.