Story: Shows and field days

Judging sheep

In the 1950s sheep breeders still saw a show prize as an important way to market their studs to buyers. Judges carefully examined both the wool quality and the animal’s build. Watch these highly professional judges at the 1957 Hastings Royal Show.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 68. National Film Unit, 1957

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Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Showing animals, produce and machinery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008