Two hundred pens held birds for sale at the Tumut and District Poultry Club’s Sunday sale, with buyers and sellers from Cootamundra to Cooma travelling for the event.
Money raised will go towards the Club’s new shed, located at the showgrounds as a complement to the old shed. Club Secretary Steve Ross said the new facility should be a significant draw for the club and the town.
“We hope to have a 1200 pen capacity when we run our show in July,” he explained.
“We do a lot of work to stay financial, and once we get up to the 1200 pen capacity that becomes a pretty big show then. A lot of shows in towns this size have five of six hundred, but we quite often have eight to nine hundred chooks at our shows.”
So they clearly have a good reputation then?
“We’re building one, yes!”
The Club’s annual show next year will be their tenth since they reformed, and even though it’s a year away, they’re already thinking about how best to celebrate.
“We’re looking forward to a big day,” said Steve.
“We haven’t worked exactly what we’re doing yet, we’re just starting our next year’s meetings so we’ll work something out.”