2018 Sheep and Wool Show big­ger than ever

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW -

THE Aus­tralian Sheep and Wool Show is the largest show of its type in the world, and this year more than 30,000 vis­i­tors are ex­pected.

Span­ning three days, some 350 stall hold­ers, along with 2700 sheep and 5000 farm­ers, will head to Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Show­grounds for the an­nual event.

Each year, the best of the best breed­ers and fi­bre pro­duc­ers gather to talk in­dus­try – while also cel­e­brat­ing fine food, fi­bre, fash­ion and the mighty Aus­tralian sheep.

It is a time for the na­tion’s best farm­ers to com­pete for the top cham­pi­onship rib­bons; the coun­try’s finest fleeces will be judged; leading wool fash­ion will be dis­played; the growing craft mar­ket will form Aus­tralia’s largest one-stop fi­bre mar­ket; a ma­jor re­tail shop­ping precinct comes to life and the ex­cite­ment of see­ing premium stock sales live are all part of the show ex­pe­ri­ence.

This year, Merino sheep will be cel­e­brated as the fea­ture breed – a fit­ting trib­ute to the an­i­mals that have played such an im­por­tant role in the foun­da­tion of the Aus­tralian sheep and wool in­dus­try.

Other draw­cards at the 2018 event will be the shear­ing dis­plays, the young stud mas­ters’ muster, the Soils Make Sense fo­rum – along with plenty of sheep and cat­tle ac­tion daily.

So it doesn’t mat­ter what you are in­ter­ested in, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one at the 2018 Aus­tralian Sheep and Wool Show.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to book tick­ets, go to www.sheepshow.com.

THIS MONTH: The Aus­tralian Sheep and Wool Show is on this month in Bendigo, promis­ing three days of fun and in­dus­try talks.

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