Nhill Show showcases diverse talents

THE young and young at heart are raring to go for the annual Nhill Show on Thursday. 

The show will again showcase a wide display of Nhill’s talents with animals being preened, photographs printed, cakes baked and crafts created for the big day.  

Nhill Agricultural Society secretary Stacey Rethus said all the show favourites would return this year with the standard “exceptionally high”. 

She said the showman’s guild would help create the exciting atmosphere that was essential in making a good country show. 

Mrs Rethus said the animal nursery was just one of the show’s main attractions. 

“Everyone, young and old, enjoys the animal nursery,” she said.

“The chicken incubators are full to the brim with hatching only days away and the miniature goats have all been busy having babies.

“Once again there will be an area set up so everyone can get up and close and interest with the rascally babies.” 

The farmers’ challenge returns for its third year to entertain competitors and spectators alike. 

“The challenge is a rural-based obstacle course open to team of four,” she said. 

Mrs Rethus said the grain and fodder section of the show has good entries this year. 

“The countryside is screaming spring time with all the crops looking great,” she said. “There will be samples of wheat, barley, beans, oats, field peas, canola and lentils.” 

Mrs Rethus said the ladies pavilion would once again be a show highlight.