Farming focus and fun

TRADITIONAL agricultural events were the focus of Saturday's attractions at the 104th annual Cohuna and District Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Show, with people from across Victoria and southern New South Wales converging on the Cohuna recreation reserve.

The majority of those in attendance were entrants or supporters of the show's equine events, which saw more than 100 competitors feature in sections scarred across the various rings located on the main oval.

Children and adults put their riding skills to the test to determine category and overall champions.

Across on the second oval, dog enthusiasts took advantage of the second day of competition, with the show's canine competitions building on from the previous night's Cohuna and District Kennel Club championship show.

There was also plenty of interest in the cattle competitions, with Cohuna hosting a Holstein cattle feature show.

Entrants from throughout northern Victoria took part in the competition, with some participants claiming wins in their debut at the show.

One of those who claimed a win was Claudia Ross, with the 11-year-old and her nine-year-old sister, Sienna, taking out the top two places in the junior handler section.

"To win during my first visit to Cohuna was a great thing," the Katamatite youth said.

The poultry and pigeon sections were also popular, with the section receiving the same number of entrants as last year.

"The poultry section is something for the kids to look at and take part in," Kerang entrant, Darren Gurnett said.

Another highlight was a display of boer goats, with the venue to host this weekend's Boer Goat Breeders Association of Australia (Victorian branch) Australasian Boer Goat Show.

"Overall it was a successful show. As a committee, we are happy with how the two days went," agricultural society president, Graeme Peace said.

"Everyone in attendance on Friday night enjoyed the events on offer, including the fireworks.

"The pavilion sections were well supported, with many people mentioning how good the entries were."

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