Updated: Mar 17, 2021
GRAZIERS from across Victoria and NSW attended Friday’s Loddon Valley Merino Stud Field Day.
The first major merino event in Victoria for 12 months, the field day saw locals and visitors touring six studs and displays at Serpentine Recreation Reserve.
Loddon Valley Stud Merino Breeders’ Association president Alan Harris said there had been a positive vibe to the field day this year.
“Everyone was positive about the industry and the potential future for wool combined with a good season,” he said.
“And there were many who just said it was good to be out and about again.”
John and Rosemary Humbert’s Kedleston Park, Calivil, won the pen-of-three competition.
Their consistency has seen Kedleston Park win the prize six times since 2003, this year’s success coming on top of taking the award in 2020.
Judges Richard Beggs and Pat Millear placed Kamarooka Poll Merino Stud second and Ross McGauchie’s Terrick West third in the pen-of-three.