Alby Wilson with champion Ayrshire cow Miss Viola at the Casino show, 1956.
Alby Wilson with champion Ayrshire cow Miss Viola at the Casino show, 1956. Contributed

This year's cattle season seems to celebrate Casino Show too

CASINO Show will not only celebrate 125 years when it opens its gates on Friday, October 16.

It will also celebrate the best spring season coupled with the best outlook for cattle producers in recent memory.

Terry Serone will organise the cattle events as part of the Casino Show, with heifers on display on Friday about 7.30pm in the main ring during a break in the Bull Ride.

Classes for this event are under 12 months, 12-16 months and 16-20 months, with Yulgilbar Station stud manager Brett Ellem judging the talent and basing his decisions on their futurity.

With entries open until Friday, October 9, Mr Serone said final numbers were unknown but 50 exhibits had so far registered for both the Heifer Futurity and Stud cattle section.

"Most of the major breeds will be represented," he said.

The grand parade will take place on Saturday, October 17, from 2pm.

As well, there is more interest from local schools from as far afield as Kempsey, and it is encouraging to think the next generation is taking an interest in beef production.

"The season's good, the cattle look good. It's a complete turnaround," Mr Serone said.



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