In-Hwan Kim, of Kolora (left), and Sam Hancock, of Noorat, double up on the whirly ride.
Ten-year-old Tesha Blackmore of Hawkesdale with her Ayeshire Heifer calf Rosella, which won second place in the best coloured calf competition. Another of her calves won the bull calf section. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Alana Schulz of Glenfyne with Emu Banks T-bone Bubbly, which won junior Jersey heifer. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Bill Harwood's massive 1150 kilogram Beef Shorthorn bull Hillview Pistol was named champion interbreed bull. Mr Harwood runs the Hillview Beef Shorthorn stud at Streatham. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Maddy Negre, 14, of Mailors Flat takes Bushy over the 75cm jumps. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Barry Shalders of Willow Drive South Suffolk stud, Derrinallum, won interbreed ram of the show with this 18-month-old entry. He also won champion interbeed ewe. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Jaiden Bridge, 11, of Grassmere enjoyed the bouncy castle. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Vintage engine enthusiast Tom Wilson of Camperdown tends his model Buzacott engine, build by Graeme Johnstone of Koroit. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Lakes and Craters Band timpani player Ross Irving of Camperdown keeps the beat during one of the band's performances. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Jono Jennings of Chapple Vale took home the ribbon for supreme dairy exhibit of the show with Wigley Talent Erin. The seven-year-old cow was the only entry he brought to the show. Picture: STEVE HYNES
David Manifold encourages Pepper to an equal winning leap of 2.15 metres in the dog high jump medium dog class. Picture: STEVE HYNES
Charlotte Conroy of Barwon Heads took Fudge to a clear round in the 1.5 metre showjump at her first attempt jumping above 0.9 metres. Picture: STEVE HYNES
A DAY of unbroken sunshine, sandwiched between bouts of wild weather, provided perfect conditions for the Camperdown show on Saturday.
Camperdown Pastoral and Agricultural Society secretary Len Wiseman said the show was boosted by a flurry of late entries in the livestock sections, particularly the cattle.
“People waited to see what the weather was going to do before deciding. It worked out that we got a perfect day,” Mr Wiseman said.
“If you get the entries you get the people through the gate.”
He said gate takings were about the same as last year and the estimated attendance was about 1000.
“You can’t tell exactly how many people come through the gate because of the different types of ticket.”
Mr Wiseman said equestrian events were again the backbone of the show.
“The horses are the bread and butter of our show and we had good entries again.”
The dog high jump, now a regular feature, attracted a good entry and created a huge amount of crowd interest as the dogs tackled increasingly-tall jumps.
The society again secured naming rights sponsorship from Camperdown milk processor Aussie Farmers Dairy.
“They have committed again for next year, which is great for the society,” Mr Wiseman said.
A grant of $1000 from the Corangamite Shire community grants scheme funded some of the attractions.
He said the P&A society had struggled recently to get enough committee numbers to run all the events, but Saturday’s show had brought forth a lot of new interest.
“We had about eight people interested in joining the committee. With their help we would have a stronger committee and be able to hold even better shows in future.”