This show is for anyone with any sort of interest or involvement in the sheep and wool industry.
The Australian Sheep & Wool Show was on at the same time as the 60th Anniversary of the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders in July 2019, so Henry and Carol had a good look around this. Despite widespread drought across Australia, the sheep industry’s best quality genetics were on show and it was great to see.
The numbers of Merinos on display were higher than in any of the past five years which says a lot for the resilience of breeders. Competition was fierce on the fleece tables, in the showring and the woolcraft sheds. This event is the largest of its kind in the world, with around 3000 live exhibits from 30-plus breeds, and more than 400 site holders displaying quality by-products formed off the sheep’s back - from food and fibres to craft and catwalk creations. This show has evolved into more than an agricultural event – it offers three days of exhibitions, education and entertainment across all sectors of the industry – and whilst for the farmers it is all about the sheep, for the general public it’s about the total package.
This show is for anyone with any sort of interest or involvement in the sheep and wool industry so put it on your calendar for 2020 July 17/18/19 (www.sheepshow.com) where children can attend for free. You can even live stream some of the competitions if you can’t be there on those days. Well worth a visit either in person or online.