Full pro­gram sees crowds surge at 46th Woolorama

Countryman - - WAGIN WOOLORAMA - Bob Gar­nant

Lo­cals and visi­tors from fur­ther afield flocked through the gates of the 46th Make Smok­ing His­tory Wa­gin Woolorama, with 2000 more peo­ple than last year ac­counted for.

With pleas­ant weather and the prom­ise that there would be more to see and do this year, pres­i­dent Tony Bax­ter, the com­mit­tee and count­less vol­un­teers kept the mo­men­tum of the event rolling.

The of­fi­cial open­ing took place the night be­fore Woolorama’s first day, and there was a thrilling close to the event on Satur­day with the last bull ride at the very pop­u­lar UniGrain Wa­gin Rodeo.

CBH chair­man Wally New­man, who of­fi­cially opened this year’s Woolorama, mar­velled at the feat of the lon­grun­ning event.

“Woolorama is a great train­ing ground for young peo­ple who can learn valu­able lead­er­ship skills,” he said.

School stu­dent num­bers were up this year in the judg­ing com­pe­ti­tions, which or­gan­is­ers said was an im­por­tant el­e­ment of the show.

So im­pressed was he with Woolorama that Mr New­man pon­dered the pos­si­bil­ity of a com­bined event with Newde­gate Ma­chin­ery Field Days, in one big show of strength.

Also at the of­fi­cial open­ing, lo­cals Brad and Sylvia Pat­ter­son were recog­nised for their com­mit­ment to the cat­tle sec­tion over many years.

Guests were also treated to a pre­view of the fash­ion pa­rade, which in­cluded a col­lec­tion of woollen high-fash­ion de­signs, courtesy of ma­jor spon­sor Peter Scan­lan Wools.

Top awards in the live­stock sec­tions in­cluded that of the Hogg fam­ily, of Na­van­vale Merino stud, Wil­liams, who ex­hib­ited a Merino ram that was judged supreme ex­hibit.

The Meaton fam­ily, of Misty Hills Merino stud, won the cov­eted supreme award for their su­perfine fleece in the wool sec­tion.

In the Bri­tish and Aus­tralasian sheep breeds sec­tion, the Squiers fam­ily, of Shirlee Downs stud, Quairad­ing, won the best sheep in the shed ti­tle in the in­ter­breed com­pe­ti­tion.

The Pugh fam­ily, of Sum­mit Gel­b­vieh stud in Nar­rikup, won the in­ter­breed cat­tle award for their cow ex­hibit.

With poul­try num­bers up, Col­lie breeder Peter Strike was in his el­e­ment, win­ning best bird of the show with his Old English Game ex­hibit.

Wade McCarthy and Freya To­masini were judged all­round cow­boy and cow­girl, re­spec­tively, for their rodeo per­for­mances.

Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au Pic­ture: Bob Gar­nant

ABOVE: The star at­trac­tions at Wa­gin Woolorama were Chris Hogg, of Na­van­vale Merino stud, Wil­liams, pic­tured with his supreme ex­hibit, Na­van­vale Holty, and the team of Bourne Events mod­els, who wore high-fash­ion woollen de­signs courtesy of Peter...

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