Eudunda Show Planning Under Way – “Year of the Pig”

Shaun Blenkiron of Gumshire Hampshire Pork To Open Show

Since the AGM of the Eudunda Show Society the committee has been busy planning for the 2019 show.

The theme this year being “Year of the Pig”.

The idea came partly from that this year is the Chinese Year of the pig and that the committee recognise that the pig has been a important animal in the history of the district and remains so, even today with many piggeries in the area.

Blenkiron sow getting judged with Shaun 2 Royal Sydney Show - Apr 2019
Blenkiron sow GUMSHIRE ANN getting judged with Shaun at Royal Sydney Show – Apr 2019

A passionate local pork producer, Shaun Blenkiron of Gumshire Hampshire Pork & Bacon, will be opening the show and also having a trade site to sell thier own local grown and processed produce.

Shaun has always seen the importance of Agricultural Shows and has had a string of successes at the Royal Adelaide Show. They go to many competitions around Australia, and place well. The Blenkiron Family, including Shaun and his wife Amy, are part of Gumshire Hampshire Pork & Bacon, a family business as they work together in a most successful way.

Most recently they had well deserved wins at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show, with Champion Group A Boar, and Reserve Junior champion Group A Sow.They won many more classes and took out the MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN GROUP A.

Shaun is also very keen on Motorcycles and has been involved in the local 24hr Reliability Trial both competitively and on the Committee for many years.

Top Photo: Shaun Blenkiron (right) showing off GUMSHIRE ANN – Soon to become RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION GROUP A SOW, under 12 months at the Sydney Royal Show, by M C, M L & S M BLENKIRON KEYNETON SA

Blenkiron Reserve Champion Group A Sow - Royal Sydney Show 2019
Blenkiron GUMSHIRE ANN took Reserve Champion Group A Sow – Royal Sydney Show 2019