Merinos to feature at Sheepvention 2014
SHEEPVENTION expects more than 950 sheep to be entered in show classes for this year’s event at Hamilton on August 4 and 5.
Merinos will be the feature breed and will be on centre stage in the Wool Shed selling centre.
“We are delighted this year to have the national title of Australian supreme champion Merino ewe and expect this to be a highlight of the Western District sheep show with 25 other breeds on show as well,” said Sheepvention president Nick Sutherland.
He also welcomed the addition this year of new floor matting and a larger show floor in the Wool Shed selling centre.
An attached marquee for the Merino show will be extended to cater for an anticipated increase in entries.
Alongside the sheep show at Sheepvention, for the first time Woolshear will take a prominent position.
There will be wool handling, wool classing and blade shearing competitions and plenty of demonstrations and shearing training.
The Legacy Wall of Wool will be new for 2014 with fleeces on show adjacent to the Woolshear area with the vision of featuring the Legacy fleece show in conjunction with Sheepvention in 2015.
For more information contact Jill Whiting on (03) 5572 2563 or visit