Meri­nos to fea­ture at Sheep­ven­tion 2014

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - The Australian Sheep & Wool Show 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

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