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Yorke Peninsula Field Days

 

Yorke Peninsula Field Days
Wool and Sheep Program

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Program  Tuesday 26th September, Wednesday 27th September, Thursday 28th September

Wool is an everyday fibre with active wear and sportswear utilized for it’s reliability and breathability, it is still a relevant fibre. With this in mind wool blends and longevity will be shown off for all to see and will have a featurein the fashion parade throughout the field days.

From the sheep’s back to the catwalk, community members will be able to enjoy shearing demonstrations with valuable information about shearer and wool handling training through TAFE SA. Much accomplished Australian Champion Blade shearer John Dalla will be displaying his skill of traditional shearing alongside machine shearing. With the wool industry currently enjoying strong returns there are plenty of job opportunities for those who are willing to learn and refine their skills associated with wool harvesting, so make sure you take the opportunity to get information about TAFE  SA training courses held throughout the state.

Accurate animal and wool assessment are the key to maintaining and improving profits for primary producers in the wool and sheep industry. There is no better way to refine these skills but through Junior Judging on the Wednesday. This is an invaluable experience for those wanting to be confident in animal selection for breeding or accurately classing wool in the shearing shed. With two age groups 12-15 years and 16-25 years it gives young enthusiasts the opportunities to get their hands on wool and sheep to help equip themselves for future job opportunities.  Australian Wool Network, YP Field Days, AWI, Merino SA, Orrie Cowie Merino & Poll Merino Stud and Carcuma North Poll Merino Stud  are all key sponsors of this competition.

For those wanting to learn in more detail about wool processing and the chain of production there will be various interactive displays to engage with. There will also be various resources from AWI and AWEX for those wanting to arm themselves with more knowledge or refresh existing.

This year we are fortunate enough to have miniature petting animals for children to be able to interact with when they need a break from all the adult activities. The animals are generously supplied by Elly Michelmore and John Dalla from Sundown Lakes Miniatures.

Tuesday, 26th September

SCA_colour_logo_on_white_horizontal smallSouthern Cross Television Fashion Parades

3 Sessions: 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm

Static Display and Trade Sites: 9am – 5.30pm

Shearing Demonstrations: 10.30am to 11am,

      12.15pm to 12.45pm

        3.15pm to 3.45pm

Wednesday, 27th September

SCA_colour_logo_on_white_horizontal smallSouthern Cross Television Fashion Parades

3 sessions:  11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm

Static Displays and Trade Sites: 9am – 5.30pm

Shearing Demonstrations: 10.30am to 11am

                                           12.15pm to 12.45pm

                                              3.15pm to 3.45pm

Junior Sheep Judging between 10.30am and 12.30pm

    Winners announced at 2pm

Thursday, 28th September

SCA_colour_logo_on_white_horizontal smallSouthern Cross Television Fashion Parades

3 sessions: 11.30 am, 1pm, 2.30pm

Static Displays and Trade Sites: 9am – 5pm

Shearing Demonstrations: 10.30am to 11am

                                           12.15pm to 12.45pm

                                             3.15pm to 3.45pm