Organisers of International Dairy Week have been left delighted at the conclusion of this year’s event.
The five-day event had 190 exhibitors and 1156 entries competing across the seven shows, with 18000 people watching the event via live stream and thousands more watching on from the stands.
Event manager Robyn Barber applauded the entrants for the quality of cattle.
‘‘We were delighted with the quality of cattle on display. The show was right up there with international standards and the quality of cattle was the same that could be found in America and England where showing is extremely strong,’’ she said.
‘‘The cattle sales went really well, Dairy Livestock Services saw some really good results. I’m sure there’s some very happy vendors and purchasers.’’
This year was the first that Tatura Park’s new airconditioners were operational — a welcome addition to the show, according to Ms Barber.
‘‘It provided comfort for everyone and made it a lot more bearable, it was an extremely hot week ... The fans certainly allowed everyone to live up to their ability and function and perform well,’’ she said.
This year’s event also welcomed a judge from Japan, Kiichi Matsushima, to judge the National Holstein Show.
Mr Matsushima was joined by translator Ippei Tanaka who helped deliver the judging remarks, a unique process for International Dairy Week.
With good attendance at the seminars and other events organised in conjunction with the cattle shows, Ms Barber congratulated and thanked all those involved in the event.