Dual feature breed at Sheepvention ‘18

It's going to be a big line up at Sheepvention this year with two feature breeds and more than 2500 sheep expected to be on site at the Hamilton Showgrounds.
It's going to be a big line up at Sheepvention this year with two feature breeds and more than 2500 sheep expected to be on site at the Hamilton Showgrounds.

There will be a dual feature breed of Texels and Merinos at Sheepvention this year.

In it’s 40th year, Sheepvention is anticipating more than 2500 sheep will be present for the show, displays, ram sales and exhibition sites.

“We have a dual feature breed of Texels and Merinos this year,” said president Will Kinghorn.

“The committee felt that given the Sheep Show was also celebrating 160 years a feature breed in each pavilion was appropriate.

“We have already received additional ram sale entries which is very promising.” 

The highly popular Young Auctioneers Competition, a fabulous experience for young auctioneers, is back again and organisers are hoping to offer this years winner the opportunity to sell a pen of rams during the ram sale. 

The staple competitions of the Ram Sale, Hamilton and Western District Sheep Show, Coprice Victorian Farm Dog Competitions and Inventions will also be held. 

“The inventions competition was the catalyst for what Sheepvention has become,” said Mr Kinghorn. 

“We are creating a special pavilion which will include the inventions competitions along with a range of heritage displays and activities.

“Sheepvention has showcased some brilliant inventions in previous years.  With more than $6,000 in cash and prizes, there is a huge incentive to get inventing!”

All entry and field day information can be downloaded from www.hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au

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