Animals draw a big crowd

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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The animal nursery proved to be one of the most popular attractions on the first day of the 2016 Burnie Show at the Burnie Showgroundson Friday.

New friends: Chelsea Ritch, 6, of Burnie, hanging out with a lamb in the animal nursery.

A wide range of farmyard animals, including chicks, ducklings, donkeys, ponies, alpacas, calves, pigs, goats, lambs and birds were on display from around the state.

Danielle Monk is the animal nursery chief steward and said organising all the animals had been a long process.

“It pretty much goes that one year finishes and you start preparing for the next,” she said.

Ms Monk has been the chief steward for the past two years, but has had a long association with the Burnie Show.

“One of my favourite things about being involved is seeing it all come together on the day,” she said.

Big bunny: Jayde Northcott-Cannell, 13, of Wynyard, cuddles an angora rabbit. Pictures: Brodie Weeding

“Seeing the smiling faces of the kids and the pens full of people is always a good thing, especially if you get kids that have never really seen farm animals before.”

Ms Monk said there was too many animals to count overall, with more than 60 chicks alone and more due to hatch throughout the weekend.

One of the more interesting animals at the nursery was a 60-year-old cockatoo, while Ms Monk said the lambs and the calves were probably the most popular.

Six-year-old Chelsea Ritch from Burnie had a good time visiting the animals, particularly the lambs, which she had never met before.

Chelsea said she liked the lambs because they were soft, cute and friendly. One in particular was friendly enough to take a nibble on her ear.

Fun times: Oliver Macdonald, 6, of Yolla, having a ball in the lamb pen.

Burnie Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Frank Steers said he was very happy with the first day of the show.

Mr Steers said he wasn’t sure how many people they’d had through the gates, but was pleased with the turnout.

“I think the exhibitors have done a really good job to be able to get everything organised after the weather we had on Thursday,” Mr Steers said.

“I thought people might have stayed away because of the weather, but I was very happy with the numbers.”

Mr Steers said there was an excellent dairy cattle section and thought the pig racing was one of the highlights of the day.

The show continues on Saturday morning, with the gates opening at 8am.

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