Prior to the dinner there will be two prominent local Hamilton studs open to attendees. These are Glenara where morning tea will be served before Marius Cuming from Australian Wool Innovation will speak on new product, research and animal husbandry funded by AWI.
The second farm is Sierra Park, one of the oldest continual operating pure Saxon merino studs in Australia. Lunch will be provided, sheep and wool displayed.
Before returning to Hamilton a short stop at Pierrepoint Winery will put all in good stead for the nights upcoming function.
Highlight of the dinner will be the presentation by Brenda McGahan of the 4th Annual, ASWGA Fleece Competition.
This competition is judged on the Bradford Scale with winners in each class for each of the eight ASWGA regions.
The Champion fleece receiving the “Cleckheaton Grand Champion Trophy” proudly sponsored by Australian Country Spinners from the regional placegetters.
Last year’s winners Russell and Penny Hartwich from “Kelseldale” will be the feature farm on the Sunday.
Australian Country Spinners have used properties as inspiration for yarn colours, product design. Kelseldale on Sunday -This stud was established in 1928 and is run by the third generation of the Hartwich family.
Guest speakers Sean & Leila McDougall will cover the topics of stock containment and electronic identification of animals.