Good show, says Barnett


WA Premier Colin Barnett praised the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS), sponsors and exhibitors for staging an impressive and successful 2011 IGA Perth Royal Show when he visited the event this month.

Mr Barnett was able to get up close and personal with some Hereford cattle which were the feature breed of the Show. He said he was honoured to put the ribbon around the "world's best Hereford".

The Premier said the quality of livestock on display was a credit to WA farmers and the Grand Parade of top animals was a real highlight. He said he had always enjoyed going to the Show as a child and loved seeing all the animals, although he was only ever allowed to buy two showbags.

Mr Barnett said the RAS had made big inroads in providing free entertainment for families every day and he was pleased with the uptake of the WA Government's initiative to provide free entry for children under the age of 12 to the Show this year.

A decision has not yet been made about continuing free entry for children next year.

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