Download the mobile app for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show – View event times, find siteholders, access exclusive deals and more!
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!
It’s never too early to start planning your 2019 visit to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
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.
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 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.