Sheep studs throughout Victoria and interstate opened their gates to visitors during the inaugural Sheep Week last year.
Going forward into it's ninth decade, the Berridale Merino ewe competition is assured of it's future with sponsorship by ANZ Rural Business Banking.
Victorian sheep studs are gearing up to open their gates to prospective and existing clients ahead of Sheep Week.
While numbers were down at the state sheep show in Blackall, new World Federation of Merino Breeders president, Will Roberts, said it was important to continue the promotion.
The jackaroo system was in the spotlight during the junior judging at the state sheep show at Blackall on the weekend.