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McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year heads to North East Victoria

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year competition, supported by Merino Victoria, will head to North East Victoria in March 2016, after the success of this year’s event in Gippsland.

The competition, named in honour of two of the Merino industry’s most well respected participants, wool producer Neil McLennan and wool classer Keith McColl, is open to commercial merino producers from the area.

Participants will compete for the prestigious award which celebrates and assists with improving the quality of Victoria’s merino ewe flocks and includes a $1500 cash prize and plaque, with on-farm judging to be held on the 16 and 17 March, next year.

The Flock of the Year also offers entrants the opportunity to view other production systems and learn best practice management with competing properties open for official judging, as well as viewing by fellow producers.

“RASV is delighted to once again be presenting this unique opportunity for our Victorian merino producers, as part of our commitment to showcase and celebrate excellence in Victoria agriculture and support regional events,” said Mr O’Sullivan.

“The quality of the field for the 2015 competition in Gippsland was outstanding and we look forward to seeing the calibre of entries from the North East Victoria region in 2016.”

Registrations for the 2016 competition are now open and will close on 11 December 2015 with RASV members eligible for a discount on the $100 entry fee.

For more information on how to enter, visit www.rasv.com.au/flockoftheyear or contact Claudia Fox, RASV on 03 9281 7422 or Claudia.fox@rasv.com.au.

For all media enquiries and images, please contact:
Mikaila Gaskell, Communications Manager, RASV
03 9281 7436 / 0428 798 486 / mikaila.gaskell@rasv.com.au