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Ewe lot... McFadzien siblings (from left) Jessie (14) Anneliese (7) Millie (12) and George (10) with their sheep at the 140th Wyndham A&P Show on Saturday. PHOTO: FIONA ELLIS

The 140th Wyndham A&P Show took place with a few fresh touches alongside old favourites on Saturday.

Show president Nicky Wallace said this year the show had a new event as well as two special guests.

“The Southland Deerstalkers Association had a hunting competition for kids this year,” Mrs Wallace said.

“It was pretty popular .. it had about 35 entries of hares and possums.”

“We had Laura Douglas from Real Country.. and Tangaroa Walker from Farm 4 Life.”

“They helped with some judging of a few events and emceed a couple of things for us. They were really fun to have on board.”

She had been coming to the show since childhood and found the animals and the atmosphere unchanged.

“The things that I loved about the show as a kid are still there,” Mrs Wallace said.

She was grateful to those who became involved in the event, including exhibitors, judges and volunteers.

“We’ve got a big team of volunteers who all put it together. They’ve done a fantastic job.

Early fears that the show would not go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic had not been realised.

“As it turned out it was no drama for us in the end.

“It was very successful.We had lots of entries and lots of people having a look.”

The turnout and number of entries were similar to last year.

A sheep and beef farmer herself, she had limited her entries this year to a few floral offerings.

However, she loved seeing the animals and watching the best-in-show competitions being judged was a highlight of the day’s events.Best Sneakersadidas Yeezy Boost 350