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Aluna wins a prize at side show alley.

Hold up there.

NDSHS student Hamish Mienert and Cookie.

ALL THE FUN OF THE SHOW

Mark Cockroft with his Australian pitgame which won Fowl of Show award. Pictures: ROB MACCOLL

BY MARGARET MACCOLL Noosa District State High School collected a swag of awards for their British breed beef cattle at the Nambour Agricultural Show on the weekend while student Will Brittain received the best handler award. Hailing from Emerald in central Queensland Will has lived on farms all his life, which is evident in his relaxed approach to the school's cattle, and is where he sees his future career. Beautiful weather brought good crowds to the Nambour Agricultural Show where visitors had the chance to see an array of animals, exhibits, enjoy plenty of action and entertainment, horse events and fun at side show alley. New to the show this year were some miniature goats with Tippy Toes Miniature Goat Stud winning the premium doe award for eight month old Hermiona. Spokeswoman Lesley Richards said the stud began only three years ago when they bought a couple of mini goats to control cat weed on their property. They fell in love with the mini goats and are now looking to a future dairy industry with breeds of Nigerian dwarf and Anglo Nubians which Lesley said were considered in the United States to be the top dairy goats because of its high butter content in the milk and the quality of cheeses, yoghurts and ice-cream it produces. She said at present the miniature goats were becoming very popular with people on small acreage who wanted males to keep down their vegetation or does for their own milk production, particularly among people who have allergies to cows milk. â—? noosatoday.com.au

Llama and alpaca popular at the show.

Lesley Richards with mini goat Hermiona

Lighthorse lead the grand parade.

Agriculture on display. Thursday, 20 June, 2019

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Noosa Today - 20th June 2019  

Noosa Today - 20th June 2019