Inaugural Sheep Week popular across southern Riverina

For Don and Karen Mills the inaugural Stock and Land Sheep Week was a big unknown but they were happy with the outcome.

“It was a good steady trickle of people through the day,” Mr Mills, Kardinia Dohne Stud, Coreen, said.

“We were able to devote time to people individually and we had some ewes starting to lamb, so they could see more of the commercial aspect rather than going somewhere and just seeing the top end animals in a stud display.”

Sheep Week ran similar to the successful Beef Week, with day five (June 9) attracting 18 studs across the southern Riverina, including the multi-stud stop at the Jerilderie Showgrounds. 

More than 50 studs were involved in its inaugural year.

“Beef Week certainly has a lot of momentum now as an event and I think over time this will grow and certainly get more people to come  and see the sheep on their farms rather than a select few animals at an event,” Mr Mills said.

“I think it’s got something there that could grow into a very good event over time.”