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The gates to the Royal Easter Show are open once again

The gates of the Sydney Royal Easter Show have opened for another year.

Children will once again race for the rides and the showbag pavillion but the Show’s original purpose remains front and centre.

Thousands of animals, as well as produce, will be on display for 12 days, despite an incredibly tough year for our farmers.

Alan Jones has taken his show to Sydney Olympic Park to preview all of the action for his listeners.

The Show’s General Manager Murray Wilton says it’s an incredibly important fortnight for rural families.

“I think people come to the show and they look and the livestock and they say, ‘well, they can’t be doing too bad’.

“But what they don’t realise is they’ve spent thousands of dollars on feed. They haven’t fed themselves.

“They don’t just come to the show to win the ribbon, they come from the mental health aspect… to walk off the farm for three or four days.”

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The main ring is always a highlight of the Show, with everything from Moto X to the rodeo.

Lyndsey Douglas is the Easter Show ring announcer, and she tells Alan Jones the Show helps Sydneysiders understand the work farmers do.

“There’s a real disconnect between people that are consuming and those who are creating.

“Shows like this kind of bridge a gap between it.”

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ALAN JONES - Live at the Show