The latest trends and talent in Australian wool fashion were celebrated during an evening at Armidale, centre of the New England wool growing region, favoured for its production of fine and superfine wool.
Kangaroo Island, SA, Polwarth breeders, the McArdle family, have been coming to the Australian Sheep & Wool Show for more than 10 years.
The Australian wool market opened the new selling season on a much more positive note compared to the final few weeks of the previous season.
Ashlea Hughes has a proven eye for detail when she's handling a fleece - quite a feat, given the 24-year-old is legally blind.
Polwarth sheep have been bred at the historic Tarndwarncoort in south-west Victoria for nearly 140 years.
Funds are being sought by the Friends of Toganmain to restore and reopen the Toganmain Woolshed Precinct situated between Darlington Point and Carrathool.
Constitution, conformation and bulk of fleece is an old adage which George and Helen McKenzie adhere to in their Montrose Hill breeding program with great results.