Local wool growers to tour

The Kelseldale stud will welcome visitors next month. Penny Hartwich is pictured with the grand champion superfine ewe of Sheepvention 2015.
The Kelseldale stud will welcome visitors next month. Penny Hartwich is pictured with the grand champion superfine ewe of Sheepvention 2015.

The Hamilton/Ararat branches of the Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association will hold the sixth annual reunion dinner at Grange Burn Motel, Hamilton, on Saturday, May 13.

Before the dinner, two prominent local studs will open its gates to attendees.

On Saturday morning, the Mibus family of Glenara superfine Merino stud will welcome visitors. 

The second farm is Sierra Park, one of the oldest continual operating pure Saxon Merino studs in Australia.

Lunch will be provided, and sheep and wool will displayed.

A highlight of the dinner will be the presentation by Brenda McGahan of the fourth annual ASWGA Fleece Competition. 

Last year’s fleece competition winners Russell and Penny Hartwich from Kelseldale will be the feature farm on the Sunday. 

Situated in the Challicum Hills at Ballyrogan, the family had a pure Saxon flock until 1988 when Rockbank genetics were introduced.