112th Round Head Show 26 November 2022 I Australian Rural and Regional News

Circular Head Agricultural Society Inc

After a two-year hiatus, the 112th Circular Head Show is back! The show retains all the traditional features you would expect from an agricultural show, including equestrian events; chopping wood; home industry, dairy and beef cattle competition and a very popular animal house; will conclude with the Grand Parade at 3 p.m.

Stanley Recreation Ground
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Adults: $12, children 5-14: $5 and under 5 free.
Membership/Family Ticket:
$30 is only available by contacting the Secretary prior to the Show
Mr Tony Hine
Vice President:
Mr. Milton de Jonge
Mrs. Sue Smedley
Contact information:
Secretary, Sue Smedley Ph. 0428 581285

A highlight of the cattle competition is the State Finals of the Junior Cattle Parader for Beef and Dairy, as well as the State Junior Dairy Judge. The winners of both regions will represent Tasmania on the National Jury in 2023.

Greenham’s Trade and Export cattle competition – after only two years of Carcass competition, the races will be excellent, concluding with both On The Hoof and On the Hook competitions.
Presentations on January 3, 2023.

Organized by the Radford family, Baby Animals is always popular with children and has a range of different animals. For the first time in many years, there will be a poultry show organized by the Burnie Poultry Society.

A highlight of the day is Perry’s Quality Meats Graze the Region, where local butcher Josh Perry will be showcasing several local and Tasmanian products and will also be bringing in some producers during his segments.
(Contact: Josh Perry 0427 521415)

After the opening at 12:00, the Saputo Country Showgirl and Showboy Competition will be held. No login required; You must dress appropriately for the day and absolutely no suits.

Show Baby Girl Under 24 Months
Show Baby Boy Under 24 Months
Miss Tiny Tot 2 to 4 years
Master Tiny Tot 2 to 4 years
Junior Show Girl 5 to 10 years
Junior Show Boy 5 to 10 years
Junior Country Youth 11-15 Years
(Male and Female)
Country youth between the ages of 16-21
(Male and female)
Show mother and children
(Can be mother and children or grandmother and children)

There will be all the usual popular carpentry events, including two shoe tree cutting classes.

Troppo Bob. Ultranormalist will enjoy a one-man, comedy magic act for the day, sponsored by Woolnorth Renewables.

Edith Creek Bullock Team sponsored by Ritchie and Van Dairy Ltd – It’s amazing to watch Ritchie work with her team of bulls while listening to her wealth of knowledge and experience.

You’ll fall in love with Bonnie and Nuggett, the “Almost Heavenly Clydesdales,” and you might even be lucky enough to ride in their wagon.

You will be able to watch a blacksmith at work and there will be shearing demonstrations throughout the day.

Providing live music will be the Burnie Highland Pipe Band, who will play at 12pm before the opening and also lead the Community Bank Smithton & Districts Grand Parade at 3pm.

Music from a bygone era will be played by the Fairground mechanical organ, which was built in England and operated around the UK Midlands before coming to Tasmania in 2017. There will also be a more modern, smaller Fairground Organ built in England in 2000.

Westbury Steam World will feature an interesting scale model traction steam engine.

Scott of North West Snake Catchers will be demonstrating a variety of reptiles and holding informative sessions.

Models of trucks for young children and the “young at heart” will be on display here.

Exciting news – still to be finalised, but plans are underway to hold a Dog High Jump with the Round Head Village Youth, which if held would be a first for the Round Head Show.


Patrons can visit the Northwest Bird Club, the Veteran Car Club and the Historic Car Club, all of which have supported the Circular Head Show for many years.

The day concludes at 3pm with the Grand Parade led by the Burnie Highland Pipe Band and Ritchie’s working bulls, followed by prize winners from various fields.

Admission to the Marine Esplanade will be over 2,000 approx. Friday, November 25 from noon to 7:00 p.m. Come along on Thursday and watch the judging of the Cattle Paraders and Judges classes starting at 5.30pm. Wristbands will be used for next day entry if necessary.

Livestock trade and export competition

The Round Head Agricultural Society will hold a Trade and Export Cattle Competition as part of the Round Head Show in Stanley on Saturday 26th November. After the Covid-imposed hiatus, we want to return to our regular nail and hook format.

This year the competition will again follow the Beef Australia format with entries accepted three pens cattle in two classes. Many exhibitors entering the Beef Australia National Carcass Competition will be familiar with the group entry format which better reflects the quality of their herd and ability to consistently select to the required specifications.

The stud judge for 2022 will be Livestock Manager Sean Calllady from Greenham Gippsland.

The 2-year break Proway management facility offers improved safety for volunteers and will allow entries to remain in single pens in their groups for both showing and judging, eliminating the need to shuffle entries and remove individual cattle. .

The Show Committee also replaced the Beef Barn with a new multi-use facility to make better use of storage facilities between shows.

Nail judging usually draws a crowd and gives spectators the opportunity to match their skills with a judge and win a box of chocolates.

Bonus carcass points may be awarded for consistency of weight, fat distribution, lean meat yield and eating quality of three cattle per entry.

Entry forms are available at https://www.circularheadshow.com.au/forms-schedule/.

The nail section will be on display at the Circular Head Show Saturday the 26thcNovember 2022, after which entries will be transported to Greenham Tasmania. As was the case last year, entries will be grazed and fed ad lib silage for 30 days in accordance with MSA regulations and processed on Monday, January 2, 2023. Carcass judging will take place the following morning, followed by the presentation of prizes and a barbecue. was held at 15:00 Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Referee Profile – Sean Callady

Lives… Bayles (Gippsland) Victoria.
Years in the Industry… 40 Years.

He started working in the cattle industry at the age of 7 to show cattle for the first time. He started on a dairy farm, then switched to beef at the age of 16. He then went to the United States to attend judging college and for the next 10 years worked on feedlots and large cow-calf operations along with showing and training cattle in most states of the United States.

After returning to Australia I managed the Angus operation and then set up my own Paddock to Plate business selling directly to the door in Melbourne.

I then spent 10 years in the Cattle Genetics Area in Australia before becoming Buyer/Manager for Greenhams across Gippsland for the last 5 years.

Evaluation of assignments…

It started in youth shows in Australia
Judged at county shows in the United States
He judged the Melbourne royal show three times
Judging Perth Royal 2016
In 2019, he was tried by the King of Sydney
Judged Brisbane Royal 2015
New Zealand Royal Auckland Show 2017
Launceston was convicted in 2015
Numerous country shows and young breed shows
It started in youth shows in Australia.

What does it mean to judge shows?

It’s always an honor to be asked to judge at any show, but it’s a definite privilege to ask breeders to judge their cattle.

I always enjoy talking to breeders around the country and seeing what they are doing with their breeding programs, and the markets they see will be key indicators for their operations.

I also believe that one of the most important things is to spend time with, yes teach, but also listen to the new generation of Primary Industry youth.

Thank you very much
Sean Callady


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