Castle Hill Show

Castle Hill & Hills District Agricultural Society

President's Message

Welcome to our 131st Castle Hill Annual Show and the 127th year at our current showground.

This year the Show is about educating young agriculturists of the future. The Hills and surrounding Districts have a large number of schools which have a long association with agricultural education and the Castle Hill Show is important to them. It will enable them to develop their skills and learn new techniques.

Qualification at the Group 4 Finals at Castle Hill enables our young agriculturists to attend the State Finals at Sydney Royal Easter Show. They have the opportunity to show school animals which include beef and dairy cattle, sheep (meat and wool) and poultry. Students also enter paraders/handlers competitions and Young Judges Competitions for all of the above livestock categories in addition to grain judging.

 The Young Farmers Challenge will once again provide an opportunity for a junior and senior team to qualify for State championship at Sydney Royal. The Castle Hill and Hills District Agricultural Society values its education program of promoting excellence in agricultural competition, parading and young judges competitions. This is achieved through a continuum of learning beginning at primary school competitions ,through to secondary school and tertiary aged categories. Teachers have reported that as a consequence of these programs, they have seen an increase in the uptake of students pursuing careers in the agricultural sector.

The railway and adjacent roadworks has made changes for the show and the showground such that the Horse section will be held on 18th and 19th March, one week before the Annual Show. We thank you for your patience and support during this time.

Thank you to all our exhibitors, judges, stewards, volunteers, sponsors and members who have contributed so much to the Society.

The current management committee is very committed to the 2017 Castle Hill Show - Youth Agricultural Expo.

I hope you all have an enjoyable visit and experience the atmosphere we worked so hard to achieve.

Frank Doughty

President