POULTRY breeders across the North East have been getting their birds up to scratch for upcoming events in Wangaratta.
The 149th Wangaratta Show is on October 11-12, and a poultry information day will be an appetiser this weekend.
Large breeding operations from across the border, alpine area, Euroa and Wangaratta district are expected to submit entries to the show.
For Greg Vonarx of Boorhaman, showing poultry is an extension of the hobby he has enjoyed all his life.
“When I was a kid we had chooks and ducks and when we left the farm and moved into town I brought the fascination with me,” he said.
Greg has used the knowledge gained from poultry stalwarts over the years to show his birds in top condition.