Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2019

The annual Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show is being held this weekend – 19 to 21 July.

Some friends and I took advantage of Saturday’s unusually fine July weather to enjoy the Show.

My friends wandered off to explore the woolcraft displays of fleeces, yarns and woollen clothing whilst I made a beeline for the sheep pavilions.

I don’t know how cattle fit into the theme of sheep and wool but there was plenty to admire about these fine beasts.

I was particularly taken by the curls on the forehead of this bull.

 

The Angora goats modelling mohair in its raw state were nearer the mark.

 

Now for some sheep. This ewe was busy tending to her lambs.

 

Elsewhere, there was plenty of judging action.

It is important that your sheep has a good stance.

Now, hold your head up so you look your best for the judge. You’re next.’

This judge was impressed with this ewe in the coloured class.

He examined her from top to bottom.

In awarding the sheep first prize, he declared that she had a good carcass, an even wool cover and was heavily pregnant – everything a ewe should be at this time of year.

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8 Responses

  1. I always love attending the farm shows during our county and state fairs. I suppose because I grew up on the farm, I enjoy seeing these magnificent animals.

    • Hi Lori, I am impressed by the numbers of young people who participate in the show. Students from agricultural colleges and farm kids display animals they have raised and gain experience in aspects of showing and judging. The future is bright if there are young people coming behind the older generations.

  2. Great post 🙂

  3. It’s the goat who caught my eye👍☺

    • Yes, the fleece of the angora goats is eye catching or are you referring to another ‘goat’?

  4. Well, that’s an experience I have never had, thank you for the tour.

    • Hi Susan, As a townie, I am fascinated by this glimpse into life on the land.

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