As part of the RASV sponsorship of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, members of the RASV Agriculture Development Team attended the event in Bendigo, celebrating the successes of the sheep and wool industry.
Phil and Kim Hartwich, Mt Challicum Merino Stud, won the Grand Champion Fleece title in the Australian Competition with an ultrafine Merino fleece. The 16.5 micron fleece scored 94.85 out of a possible 100 points. The Hartwich family also exhibit at the Royal Melbourne Show.
Congratulations to Graham and Isabella Grinter, Retallack, NSW, for their Grand Champion Ram and Ewe. Retallack will be returning to the Royal Melbourne Show in September for the first time since 2008 to celebrate the Border Leicester Feature Show.