I would like to welcome everyone to the 2022 South West Slopes Stud Merino Breeders Field Day. This event, held at the Harden Showground has become one of the largest gatherings of merino studs in Australia, with approx. 60 studs displaying sheep, all in one place on the same day and all under cover! With free entry and onsite parking, every visitor on the day will receive a free copy of our full colour SWSSMB Booklet and pen.
It’s been three years since our event has taken place due to the world wide Covid19 pandemic, so we as a committee are very happy to see things getting back to a normal format and to see the Field Day go ahead without any interruptions or restrictions from the government.
We would like to thank those studs and sponsors that went along with the committee’s decision last year to continue preparations and committed their time and funds so that SWSSMB committee was able to try and get set up and keep working for the day to go ahead. They stayed committed right till the final moment the government locked down the entire state. Their unwavering support under those conditions was exceptional.
To our major sponsor Nutrien and to all our other sponsors and supporters new and existing, thank you for your continued support of this great event and backing of the Merino sheep industry. 2022 is sure to be bigger and better than ever!
The field day is a great opportunity for producers and interested parties to view the different genetics available to suit their merino sheep enterprise. Mingle and network with like-minded breeders and get the latest information from industry specialists.
Also on display will be agricultural equipment and industry representatives along with our impressive fashion parade which includes the AWI Runway Collection and other progressive and innovative woollen fashion labels.
Margaret House Women’s Refuge provides catering for our event and we encourage you to support them by purchasing one of their many tasty items available all day. Margaret House has supported us since 2011 and this year will be their 10th Field Day. We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to this wonderful charity for all their hard work not only at our Field Day but in our community every day.
A big thankyou to our secretary Kylie Coddington for her hard work and commitment to get this day to run smoothly, and to all the South West Slopes Merino Breeders committee members.
The Southwest Slopes Merino Field Day is a great day and not to be missed by anyone in the merino industry. We look forward to seeing you there!
SWS Stud Merino Breeders President