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At Show time, cattle bring out sales, skills and stories




Herd cattle to be auctioned tomorrow, bulls on Saturday and in between townies and bushies will test their skills and swap their yarns. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

GG to open Alice Show

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"It's never happened before," says Show president. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Breathing new life into an Alice institution: The Show

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The challenge is on to take part in more than 30 competition categories, with “paddock to plate”  the motto for agricultural exhibits, emphasising the contribution from plant growers.  “Young people" are the most sought demographic, to maintain  "those memories of going to the Show handed down for generations”.  ERWIN CHLANDA speaks to the new Show Society president, Rosie Gibbins.

Show bull: His hindquarter made him grand champion




Length and a really good hind quarter got this bull the champion ribbon. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the Alice Springs Show.


Show A37: Any vegetables, fruit, eggs, hay, dairy products.




Let your creativity run wild at the Show, says Geoff Miers (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Bull run in the cattle yards, gong for sunny trade display




Bull prices rise 25% and local solar stalwarts get gong for home, car use of sun power.


After a great sale, cattle steal the Show




While on one end of the grounds the sideshow alley drew a young crowd, at the other cattle judging was in full swing for much of the day, culminating with the selection of the Grand Champion bull.


That once-a-year yarn you've been putting off




All those people you've been trying to catch up with during the year, but just haven't had time for it – don't worry, they'll all be there on Friday. It's Show Day. PHOTO: There are 160 agricultural entries this year. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Cattle sale cancelled – but the show goes on



The annual cattle sale at the Alice Springs Show was cancelled this year for only the second time in 20 years – but judging by the crowd at the bull auctions today, cattlemen and women are not disheartened. “Times have been tough,” says today’s auctioneer Peter Brazier from GDL Rural, “Folk have copped a few punches, but you learn to go with the flow.” RACHEL McFADDEN reports. 


Catch up with the whole town at the Show


Yesterday the big Show arena at Blatherskite Park was all wide open spaces, with just Carreene Groves on JD (centre) and Tanya Gardiner on B being put through their paces by trainer Jamie Murray. Tomorrow it will be bustling with life as the 55th Annual Show becomes the focus of the town: there will be horse events from dressage, hack, harness, show jumping and Western sections as well as traditional stockmen events including Maiden Draft, Team Penning and Stockman’s Challenge and the Bill Hayes Memorial Bronco Branding. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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