It’s Day 10 of the Sydney Royal Easter Show and here are some of the highlights:
Today is Youth in Ag Day, a special feature at the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show), recognising the contribution of young people in rural and regional communities.
Head down to the Food Farm, where kids can receive their tractor licence, become honorary jackeroos and jillaroos, and learn about how their food goes from paddock to plate. See what it takes to be a young farmer by watching the extreme mash-up event, the Young Farmers Challenge.
For more action, check out the Sydney Royal Horse Show Polo, before NSW and QLD clash in the Rodeo State of Origin at Spotless Stadium.
And don’t forget, 80 per cent of the attractions at the Show are undercover, so you can enjoy yourself today while staying dry.
Who Is The Best Farmer in NSW?
To celebrate Youth In Ag Day this Saturday, young farmers will go head-to-head to find out who has the ultimate farming skills.
Starting with the deciding heats in Schmidt Arena at 10am, the finalists will participate in the challenge final at Spotless Stadium at 4:05pm.
Teams of four young people (18-35yrs) will battle it out in this test of skill and ability. Challenges range from animal handling to fencing, driving tractors, putting out fires, first aid, heavy lifting and transport challenges. While getting the fastest time is important, emphasis is also placed on correct technique and safe work methods.
An initiative of the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Youth Group, this event is designed to promote both excellence in farming and showcase the involvement of youth in agriculture. The winning team will go on to represent NSW in the 2016 National Young Farmer Challenge, plus receive some great prizes and bragging rights.
Since November 2014, students from more than 60 schools from rural and suburban NSW have been carefully rearing chickens in preparation for today’s Hy-Line School Egg Laying Competition.
Students from participating schools were presented with five-week old chicks and, nearly six months later, have selected three of their best mature chooks to be assessed across three major competition components..
The first stage of judging focuses on how well the schools have taken care of their birds, considering their current condition. In the next stage, schools are assessed on their record keeping for each bird, including the measurements of the birds as they grow. The final stage of judging considers each egg the birds produce to determine their commercial viability.
The competition will be held in the Poultry Pavilion from 9:00am-11:00am.
The Mane Attraction
Ride on over to Spotless Stadium today at 4:45pm to witness one of the fastest, roughest, and most exciting sports played at the Easter Show, Polo. This year you can watch NSW battle it out against QLD, and on Monday Australia will take on New Zealand.
Polo has remained a crowd favourite at the Show since its introduction in 1939. Horses competing in the sport require quick bursts of speed, stamina, agility and manoeuvrability. The sheer athleticism of these animals will have you cheering from the edge of your seats.
While you’re there, keep a look out for Australian Captain Glen Gilmore in his red helmet to witness a master of the sport.
Photo Gallery of what you can expect to see at The Show every day its on: