Sugarcane exhibit a winner at Show
IF you ever want to know something about the sugar exhibits at the Maclean Show, just find the blokes chatting and leaning on the ute nearby.
Yesterday, these blokes, who turned out to be the chief steward, a judge and the most successful exhibitor, were a font of information.
And they were all impressed with the winner of the weight and CCS section.
That was taken out by David Moloney of Tyndale, whose eight stalks of Empire (sugarcane variety) weighed a record topping 45kg and had a CCS 14.01. That’s about 6.3kg of sugar out of eight stalks.
Chief steward Milton Lewis said Empire was ‘by far and away’ the most productive variety at the moment.
“This year we have as good an exhibition as we have ever seen,” he said.
Most successful exhibitor, Jeff Anderson of Woodford Island, had about 19 entries in this year’s show, comprising about 10 varieties. He, too, was impressed with Empire’s weight and sugar content.
WHAT’S ON TODAY
Horse ring events – main arena from 8am
Showjumping – main arena from 8.30am
Dog show – 9am
Beef cattle show
Sugar cane exhibit
Vintage machinery/cars display
Fine arts, photography, painting, schools display
Reptile world/alpaca display
Flowers, farm and garden produce
Old MacDonald’s animal nursery
Grand parade, official opening 2pm
Showgirl announcement 2pm
Demolition derby 8.15pm.