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2021 Barraba Show

Show quality

 Holding an Agricultural Show is always an epic feat and only achieved by a large group of volunteers contributing countless hours. These volunteers have a lot to be proud of as the 2021 Barraba Show was an unqualified success for organisers, entrants and visitors.

The Pavilion is a focal point where the best output of a year’s work in craft, sewing, jam-making, cooking, gardening, photography and art is entered. Mandy Cabot, the Chief Steward of the Pavilion said while entry numbers were down, the quality of items entered was outstanding, saying “The Pavilion looks lovely and the school displays have been particularly wonderful.” Patti Crowley, Steward of the Photography, agreed about the quality of this year’s work. “The photography judge really struggled because the exhibits were of such a high standard. He had to have a stress break before deciding between the top colour entries,” says Patti.

Wool Judge, Mel Goodman is a wool classer with 25 years’ experience in the wool industry and works for sheep and wool advisors Schute Bell in Inverell .“We’ve had 39 fleeces through today and it’s they’ve all been lovely. You’ll see that a lot of them were very close in points,” said Mel. Ian Perry, Chief Steward of the Wool, was pleased with the fleeces too, although noting there was a lot more veg matter this year because of the season we’ve had. Rocky Glen had the Champion fleece this Show with Mel noting, “It’s got a lot of weight and it’s a true medium type Merino fleece. It was the most standout fleece today.”