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Trevor Blight with his prize of the day, and the Governor’s Cup. Picture Matt Jelonek.

Gidgegannup showstopper

ROYAL Show 2021 Governor’s Cup winner Trevor Blight’s big moment was almost interrupted by the birth of a baby goat.

Mr Blight and mother Shirley Blight were awarded the show’s top prize just moments after Mr Blight delivered a kid.

The Chittering hobby farmer said he and his mother had bred and shown dairy goats together for 40 years.

“It was a huge honour to receive the more than 120-year-old Governor’s Cup,” Mr Blight said.

“It shows that you can have success without being a large scale farmer.”

The mother and son team also took out both the Supreme Championship titles in the Dairy Goat Section.

All of his winning animals will be at next weekend’s Gidgegannup Show, including the newborn kid that almost stole the limelight.

“They always draw a crowd, especially the baby goats,” he said.

“Dairy goats in particular are very intelligent and because we hand rear them they’re very bonded to their owners and very affectionate.

“Some give over nine litres of milk a day, so they’re very productive, they give back.”

This year the Gidgegannup Agricultural Society is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the show.

Gates open at 9am on October 30 and tickets can be booked through trybooking.com

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