Special ‘Shout Out’ to our 2019 Sponsors

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The Woolcraft Committee thanks all sponsors of the Woolcraft Section and Competition. Without your continued support this part of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show would not be possible.

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Planning your Sheep Show visit

Download the mobile app for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show – View event times, find siteholders, access exclusive deals and more!

2019 Woolcraft Demonstrators/Siteholders

A shuttle bus will also be running from the Show grounds to Bendigo Woollen Mills and the Bendigo train station, so you can make the most of your visit!

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2019 Demonstrators/Siteholders announced

It’s never too early to start planning your 2019 visit to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.

View 2019 siteholders/demonstrators

2019 Woolcraft Competition Theme – ‘Season’

While following the theme is not required for prizes, entries that reflect the theme are also eligible for one of the special prizes – Most Outstanding Entry with 2019 Theme.

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2019 Feature Breed – Polwarth

Australia’s first breed of sheep

The Polwarth breed was established in Victoria from a fixed Lincoln Merino cross type. Polwarths are dual purpose wool and meat sheep, producing an even, high yielding, soft handling fleece. They are docile in nature which makes for easy care and handling, and have proved versatile in a range of climatic conditions.

Polwarth Sheep Breeders Association of Australia

Polwarth Fleece

Polwarth is a soft-feeling fleece that presents in dense, rectangular staples of a generous length (8 – 18cm). It has a well-defined crimp that gives it elasticity. The end product has a lovely drape. The fleece can be spun from the lock, flick or comb and shorted length fibres can be carded.

(Robson, D. & Ekarius, C. The Field Guide to Fleece. Storey. 2013)

In 2019, we celebrate the centenary of the Polwarth.