THE Bega Pioneers' Museum was this year given the bound copies of the Bega District News. In the 1945 book on March 15, the Bega District News ran a story on the second Far South Coast National Show. Formerly it was called the Bega Show.
This is the last story on the show coverage.
A LOCAL breeder saw the last Lismore Show, and said that while there were Jerseys there that would compare with some here, they were not so great in number, and the average quality was not comparable.
The exhibitors were R and C C Cochrane, Kameruka Estate, J K Taylor and Sons, O and C Guthrey, M Meaker, H Salway and Sons (Cobargo), H Davis, Mrs E B Slater and Sons (Bimbaya) and J L Parker.
Perhaps the most spectacular event was for the special by Messrs P W Buchanan Ltd, for teams of nine cows.
Four teams competed - 30 cows in all - filling the judging ring and the honours went to R and C C Cochrane, who had remarkable success right through.
They paraded both the champion and the reserve champion cows, making the eighth time in succession they have won this distinction.
The champion cow is the daughter of last year's champion, which was reserve champion this year.
The champion is five years old and her mother eight years.
Mr Cochrane won two championships at Bega, and one at Candelo, with her mother showing the consistency of the breed.
Kameruka Estate, which did so well at Candelo, was also well in the winning list.
Messrs J K Taylor and Sons did not do nearly as well as usual, but they had the consolation of seeing H Salway and Sons win for champion bull with Manuden Oxford Premier, which they bred and sold to Mr M Meaker, who in turn sold it to Mr W Salway.
This bull has never been beaten in the show ring.
Mr Os Guthrey had a good win, the special for best uddered cow, which has been giving 52lb of milk per day.
This cow gave Mr Cochrane a great run in the class for cow three years and over in milk, Mr Cochrane admitting he was nervous of the result.
The judging ring was crowded by breeders, and others throughout the day, and there was general agreement with the decisions given by Mr A C Brown, of Bowral.
For the horse events Mr Stan Cullen of Crookwell was the judge with Mr M Miles the chief steward.
The other stewards were J D Rogers, E Hetherington, H Rixon, D A Gowing, A C Hukins and Mr Nolan from Sydney, stipendiary steward for the trotting.
The Bega Pioneers' Museum is a "time capsule" managed by the Bega Valley Historical Society, focused on the collection, preservation and celebration of the history of Bega and surrounding districts.