This book, along with show memorabilia from throughout its history, will be on display in the Cottage Industries pavilion during the event on Thursday, Royal Launceston Show Society president Jock Gibson said.
“There will be photos of old show, trophies, catalogues and stuff from when the Queen signed the visitors’ book,” Mr Gibson said.
Looking forward to the next generation, junior handling competitions will be running throughout the afternoon, when young agricultural enthusiasts will be able to show off their handling and grooming skills.
Sticking within the agricultural arena, the animal judging starts first thing from 9am.
“We have entries from the North and North-West and some from the south,” he said.
Cattle judging starts off the Launceston Show proceedings.
Gelbvieh, Limousin, red and black angus, shorthorn and speckle park cattle will be judged from 9am.
“There has been a lot of interest in speckle park. It’s a new up-and-coming breed,” Mr Gibson said.
Jersey, Guernsey and Holstein dairy cattle will also be judged on Thursday.
A variety of sheep exhibits follow the cattle at 9.30am.
“Poll dorset, Hampshire down, dorper, southdown, romney and white suffolk will be judged,” Mr Gibson said.
Royal Launceston Show opens at 9am and finishes after the fireworks at 9pm.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children between 5 and 15 years and $30 for a family ticket. Visit www.launcestonshowground.com.au
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