As a result of the heavy rain and flooding over recent months cattle in this area are generally in poor condition and many producers have made the decision not to show their stock at the Bellingen Show in 2022. The rain has also caused major issues in relation to ground conditions at the Bellingen Showground.
Given this situation the Show Committee has made the decision that the both the Dairy and Cattle judging will not be run this year.
The Show Committee is aware of the impact this decision will have on the schools component of the competition. So we are pleased to announce that special arrangements have been put in place to enable Bellingen High School students to show their cattle at the show. This “mini” cattle show will be organised by Stephen Boyd and Peter Fox.
The stock will be trucked to the Showgrounds on Friday 20th and will be returned to the school on Saturday 21st May. There will be a barbecue for the Bellingen High School Students on the Friday night and competition and judging will take place on Saturday.
This has been a most unusual year and the Show Committee was very reluctant to take this difficult decision. We are delighted that the Bellingen High School cattle will be on display and that the local students will still have opportunity to be part of their annual show.