I headed off to Canberra show on Wednesday, with my goats and cattle. Got the cattle and goats settled in, Wednesday was pretty quiet except for a little problem when I arrived, the goat superintendent had forgotten I was coming early and the pens werent ready! Thursday was an early start to get the cattle washed because the students from the local high school wanted to use the heifer for paraders which started at 8am. Thursday afternoon was washing, trimming hair and feet time for the goats. It ended up very interesting as the chap who was washing in the wash bay next to me, his buck got away and took off around the showground, down through the horse camping area. I took Charlotte and walked with the owner to try and find the buck, we walked for about 2km until we found him, someone on a horse had roped him. We then walked him back, would you believe it, he never even puffed! Friday was another early start to wash the cattle again, because judging started at 9am for the murray greys. Our heifer won her class and got junior champion heifer. Our bull won his class and was reserve champion junior bull. Friday was a mixed day, highlights were of course the cattle winning, and getting to meet Alyssa (Piccolo) who came up to help me with the goats! Not so good points were that the cattle played up something shocking, and April my handler and right hand man (girl) dislocated her knee half way through judging. Saturday we got going showing the goats at 8.30am. I only had my two does and from work a doe and a buck and none of them did particularly well in the show ring. Charlotte was my best chance for a ribbon and she was a bit hard done by, because she cut a tooth and so she ended up being put into the class with the 3 yr old does - she is only 1 and a half! The only exciting bit was when I showed a little doe for a friend, she was placed 1st out of a huge class of about 40 animals. And get this - I might be bringing her home! (How cool is that, Alyssa!) I never never thought they would sell her but the owner said we could work something out ... Sunday was the interbreed in the cattle section, the murray grey cow was named best beef exhibit of show, an outstanding achievement for our breed! Alyssa had a go in the boer goat junior judging, and unfortunately had to leave before handlers. I loaded up and headed off about 6.30pm and got home just before midnight.