Members of the Dubbo Show Society have returned home with a swag of ribbons to show for their efforts at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Be it sheep, cattle, pigs or judging, residents from Dubbo put their diversity on show at Australia's largest annual ticketed event.
Colin Tink and his team from BT Brahmans in Dubbo spent eight days at the show and were happy with the results.
“We didn’t go too bad – one first, five seconds, two thirds and a fourth,” Colin said. “We didn’t get any broad ribbons but we were right up there with them.
“The competition was extremely good, probably the best line-up of Brahmans that’s been there for several years.”
Colin said his team of helpers did a fantastic job, including youngster Molly Peacock who placed second in the Paraders Competition.
“The kids did an extremely good a job and made my life very easy,” he said.
Emma-Jane Lovell was another Dubbo resident who shone in the big smoke as she placed third in the state final of the Junior Judging of Fleece competition.
The competition was extremely good, probably the best line-up of Brahmans that’s been there for several years.
Another high achiever was Marty Morris who was awarded the 2017 Show Dedication Award by the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW.
Fellow show-goer Wesley Temessl of Wellington was taken by surprise when his Large Whites earned placings.
Wesley took 14 pigs across two breeds to Sydney where he won Reserve Junior Champion Large White Sow, and Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion Sow with his Tamworths.
He also took out Senior Champion Sow and Reserve Senior Champion, and won Best Pig of Breed for Tamworths.
“I’m happy with the result,” he said.
“There was a very good competition so it was good to win that.”
For Merino breeder, Matthew Coddington, it was just “one of those years”. Matthew was presented a first place and a handful of seconds but wasn’t able to get a hold of a champion ribbon.
“We’ve had a lot more successful shows, it was just one of those off years for us,” he said.
“We’ll have a better team going there next year.”