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Show turns completely online

By Daniel Hughes

All judging for the annual Finley Show will be moved online this year, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It will allow the committee to host some of its annual events, even if it cannot hold a full scale show in September.

Helping to guide the committee through the process are members Amanda and Scott Watkins, who have entered in online show competitions this year.

The livestock events to be judged online are beef, dairy and sheep, and a fun livestock section for juniors has been introduced to get younger members of the community involved.

Pavilion entries will also be judged online, with a reduced number of sections to normal.

There will be no horse events under the revised schedule.

President Matt Mueller said while the committee would prefer to host a traditional event, this was the next best option under the circumstances.

‘‘The Finley Show has always been a great day for family and the community to get together, and by providing an online show we hope to give exhibitors an opportunity to compete in their favourite sections,’’ Mr Mueller said.

‘‘I invite exhibitors to download the schedules from our website or pick up a copy at the Finley newsagency.

‘‘I would again like to thank our sponsors and supporters for their continued support over the years. We look forward to the return of our show, in its normal format, in 2021.’’

Further information can be found on the Show Society’s website — www.finleyshowsociety.org— the Show Society’s Facebook page or by phoning 0499872437.

Entries close Sunday, August 30. Results will be announced Sunday, September 6.