MERINO exhibitors at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama will again have a chance to win a Honda four-wheel motorbike if they have the best Merino in the shed at the end of judging.
Long-time sponsors of the event Elders and Farm Weekly have again joined forces to give added credence to arguably the most sought after accolade on the WA Merino show ring calendar – the Wagin Woolorama supreme exhibit title.
Not only will the stud with the supreme exhibit take home the broad purple supreme ribbon, but also a Honda TRX 250TM 4-wheel motorbike, which is a popular seller and ideal runabout farm bike.
The bike will be supplied by Perkins Farm Machinery Centre, Narrogin.
Along with sponsoring the supreme exhibit in the Merino ring, Elders and Farm Weekly will also sponsor all the champion and reserve champion awards, including grand champions in the Merino judging ring, as well as the supreme champion exhibit, supreme champion all breeds ewe and all the champion ram awards in the British and Australasian breeds judging ring.
Elders stud stock manager WA Tim Spicer said Woolorama was a perfect forum for his company to show support for the WA sheep industry.
“The calibre of sheep shown here is always outstanding and this event really kick starts the sheep season in WA,” Mr Spicer said.
“Not only does it provide a showcase for the industry locally it also shines a light on the quality of the WA Merino nationally.
“Elders is happy to partner with Farm Weekly again in providing such a significant prize as just reward for such a prestigious category.”
Farm Weekly general manager Trevor Emery said the publication had a long association with Wagin Woolorama, with Elders and with WA Merino breeders, so it was a pleasure to be again involved with all parties in providing this substantial sponsorship.
“Along with Elders, we sponsor all Merino championships at Woolorama, but the motorbike prize takes the commitment of both our companies to another level,” Mr Emery said.
“The sheep and wool industry is in a great place at the moment so it is timely, in this 47th year of Wagin Woolorama, to acknowledge this.”
Entries for the Merino section close on Friday, March 1, while entries for the British and Australasian breeds close on Friday, February 22.