Return of show cattle welcomed at Tokomairiro A&P Show

Octopus riders . . . Enjoying the Octopus adventure ride at the Toko A&P show, were (from left) Meela Cockburn (12), Lucy Nicol (12) and Amy Hill (13) all from Milton. PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

Santa was there and the cows came along too.
The decision by the Tokomairiro A&P Society to allow cattle back into the show helped make for a wonderful day, show president Richard McElrea said.
“We were very happy that over 160 horses turned out for the equestrian events and while sheep numbers were down a bit over recent years, the decision to allow cattle back into the show after last year’s M. bovis scare saw a good turnout,” he┬ásaid.
It was a hot and dry day in Milton for the 154th Tokomairiro A&P Show on Saturday and Mr McElrea said that while stalls numbers were about the same as last year, he was very happy with the turnout.
“It needs a good blend between the town and the country.
“The highlight is walking around seeing people enjoying the day. When you see people smiling and happy and having fun with a nice day it makes it all worthwhile.”

he Tokomairiro A&P Society is affiliated to the Royal Agricultural Society.