Test run for show marquee

A big marquee that will be part of the Albany Agricultural Society’s annual show had its first outing recently at the annual Gate to Plate Challenge, a beef supply chain competition.

The marquee sheltered a display area at the challenge, but will provide a roof for prized cattle when the show opens in November.

Three of the marquee’s six bays were erected for the beef challenge, along with a small section of the modular stock pens that will be deployed in the marquee to accommodate cattle during the Albany Agricultural Show.

Grant funding through the GSDC’s Regional Grants Scheme supported the provision of the marquee and the stock pens. The Albany Agricultural Society gained a $121,000 grant in the 2016 round of the Regional Grants Scheme, supporting the acquisition of the stock pen and shelter, and a wash-down bay.

About 300 people attended the Gate to Plate Challenge, and students from the region’s agricultural schools competed in their own challenge day.

Marquee at beef challenge event.

Photo: The Albany Agricultural Society’s new marquee sheltered guests at the Gate to Plate Challenge.

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