Competing in the livestock contests at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is not for the faint-hearted.
During Wednesday’s Young Auctioneers Competition at the NZ Agricultural Show, competitors auctioned off a sample of the ‘sheep’ as an unusual addition to the annual event.
Competition convener, Mick Withers, noted that some were unsure to begin with but it turned into a roaring success.
“It was great to see the lads have some fun, this is a serious competition that all involved train hard for with aim of taking away the top accolade.
“The sheep not only offered a few laughs, but an unusual challenge unlikely to have been faced before by anyone involved. Great fun all round.”
The sheep raised between $300-$500 for the Mental Health Foundation.
Christchurch City Council will auction off the rest of the sheep in a silent auction on the ASB Village Green throughout Friday, with draws being called at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.