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Highlights of the St. Mary Agri Expo

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Even though making a sale, this vendor did not seem particularly pleased during the St Mary Agri Expo Show held at the Grey's Inn Sports Complex on Monday.
This Braham bull was the only animal on display in the livestock section of the St Mary Agri Expo on Monday, April 9, at the Grey's Inn Sports Complex. This was the second straight year that patrons were disappointed with the poor turnout in the livestock segment.
It seemed only fitting that access to this booth housing the exhibit of the Fisheries Divison, Aquaculture Branch, in the Agriculture Ministry was cut off by water during the St Mary Agri Expo Show held on Monday, April 9, at the Grey's Inn Sports Complex.
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen donned water boots and cap to carry out his official duties as patron of the rain-affected St Mary Agri Expo Show at the Grey's Inn Sports Complex held on Monday, April 9.
This puppeteer had the small audience in stitches as his puppet demonstrated all the latest dance moves as the entertainment segment got under way at the St Mary Agro Expo on Easter Monday. Dressed in women's clothing, the puppet impressed and amused patrons who were in need of something to lift thier spirits at the rain-affected show.
Frank Surgbally Jr poses with his graded Nubian/Boer ram, which took top prize in its class at the St Mary Agri Expo Show held on Monday, April 9, at the Grey's Inn Sports Complex.
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With overnight rain leaving the showground soggy and most of the area muddy or covered by water, exhibitors at the Grey's Inn Sports Complex pretty much had the place to themselves for the 26th staging of the annual St Mary Agri Expo on Easter Monday. Persistent showers throughout the day forced those in attendance to get creative in navigating the showground, resorting to water boots or plastic bags.

The going was as rough for vehicles as well with trucks getting stuck. And while the number of small ruminants was less than previous years, the sheep and goat especially were of a high standard, with the lone bull on display in the livestock section making for a poor showing in the second straight year.

Here are some pictorial highlights from the rain-affected event which still managed to pull patrons from as far as Kingston and St Andrew, including Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, who turned up to boot.

Photos by Christopher Serju