World record 9.4 micron fleece wins Vellus Aureum Trophy

Simon Chamberlain
June 5 2023 - 6:00pm
 David and Susan Rowbottom, Rowensville Merinos, St Helens, Victoria, has won the annual Ermenegildo Zegna Vellus Aureum Trophy with a fleece measuring a world record 9.4 microns. Pictures by Simon Chamberlain
David and Susan Rowbottom, Rowensville Merinos, St Helens, Victoria, has won the annual Ermenegildo Zegna Vellus Aureum Trophy with a fleece measuring a world record 9.4 microns. Pictures by Simon Chamberlain

A world record 9.4-micron fleece grown by David and Susan Rowbottom, Rowensville Merinos, St Helens, Victoria, has won the annual Ermenegildo Zegna Vellus Aureum Trophy for the wool of 13.9 microns or finer.

Simon Chamberlain

I have comprehensive experience in rural and regional journalism, as well as more than six years as a media officer for several politicians and worked in local government. I rejoined The Land in May 2022 and have loved being back in harness, reporting on a massive range of topics.

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