Merinos, wool and fashion featured at Harden field day

Merinos, wool and fashion featured at Harden field day

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A strong crowd gathered at Harden to attend the South West Slopes Merino field day with everything from sheep to fashion and wool on display.

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Looking over the Yarong Merino, Forbes, display were Errol Bishop, Combaning, and stud principal Neil Williams.

Looking over the Yarong Merino, Forbes, display were Errol Bishop, Combaning, and stud principal Neil Williams.

Without fashion, there would not be a wool industry and the return of the fashion display during the lunch break was welcomed by onlookers.

Showcasing stylish and comfortable garments made from wool, the display featured clothes from the AWI collection along with designs from local seamstresses.

It capped off a great day for the wool industry, with many taking the chance to look over the diversity of Merino rams exhibited along industry displays.

Committee president Steve Phillips said it was an exciting time for the wool industry with over 50 studs represented in one of the best displays in the country. “It has been a great day and we are only a good fall of rain away from everything falling into place.” 

Judges Graham Wells, Smoko, Victoria, Jack Lawrence, Egelabra, Warren, and Tony Inder, Allendale Merinos, Wellington.

Judges Graham Wells, Smoko, Victoria, Jack Lawrence, Egelabra, Warren, and Tony Inder, Allendale Merinos, Wellington.

Ram of the year: Sponsor Trent Fordham, Ben Patrick, Graham Wells, Tony Inder, sponsor Deanne Madgwick, Jack Lawrence and breeder Steve Phillips, Yarrawonga Merinos, Harden.

Ram of the year: Sponsor Trent Fordham, Ben Patrick, Graham Wells, Tony Inder, sponsor Deanne Madgwick, Jack Lawrence and breeder Steve Phillips, Yarrawonga Merinos, Harden.

On the catwalk: Marg Roles with her granddaughters, Edith and Maeve during the fashion parade.

On the catwalk: Marg Roles with her granddaughters, Edith and Maeve during the fashion parade.

Parading before the rams being judged for ram of the year was Jacqueline Carey wearing fashionable wool.

Parading before the rams being judged for ram of the year was Jacqueline Carey wearing fashionable wool.

Fiona Gay looking smart in wool.

Fiona Gay looking smart in wool.

The Wendouree Shield, sash and 2018 trophy awarded to Steve and Liz Phillips, Yarrawonga stud, Harden.

The Wendouree Shield, sash and 2018 trophy awarded to Steve and Liz Phillips, Yarrawonga stud, Harden.

Judges assessing the pens of three hoggets for the Wendouree Shield.

Judges assessing the pens of three hoggets for the Wendouree Shield.

In the MerinoLink tent were Tony Hill, Stockingbingal, Steve Jarvis, Boorowa and Sally Martin, Young.

In the MerinoLink tent were Tony Hill, Stockingbingal, Steve Jarvis, Boorowa and Sally Martin, Young.

Assessing a fleece in the Moses and Sons display was Rachael Gawne and Adele Smith.

Assessing a fleece in the Moses and Sons display was Rachael Gawne and Adele Smith.

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