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Hamilton plans Sheepvention comeback

Sheep Central, December 14, 2021

A lineup of Blackwood Performance Corriedale rams at a previous Sheepvention.

SHEEP and wool events will return to Victoria’s wool capital of the world in February next year, but more volunteers are needed.

The Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society will run a Sheep Connect conference next February and the main event, Sheepvention, will return in August after being cancelled for the past two years because of COVID-19.

The Sheep Connect Conference will be held on 15 February 2022 at the Hamilton Showgrounds and tickets will be on sale in January.

Sheepvention will be held from Sunday 31 July to Tuesday 2 August in a similar format to previous events. The Hamilton and Western District Sheep Show, ram sale, inventions and yard dog events will all be returning and a strong uptake in trade exhibitors is also anticipated.

The society’s business and events manager Peta Anderson said the national plan for the COVID 19 response has given organisers more certainty.

“We are now able to run our events in a very similar way to pre-COVID.

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver Sheepvention again,” she said.

“It will be great to welcome back all our visitors to the region as well.”

Ms Anderson said the Sheepvention committee is also looking for new members to join its team of volunteers.

“More volunteers are needed to meet the demands of the field days.

“We are after a diverse group of people too,” Ms Anderson said.

“Support is needed across all areas from food and wine, promotions, fashions and sheep, plus many more.

“To see Sheepvention continue to grow it is vital we attract new members,” she said.

“We hope that any member of the community interested will reach out.

“It really is the more the merrier.”

Sheepvention prospectuses will be available in February. For further details on becoming a Hamilton P & A Society member or for Sheepvention updates please visit www.hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au

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