Sam Mackrill shore his first 100 sheep in a day when he was 14. Now he's getting set for the Victorian Sports Shear Finals.
Dunedoo stud has been making the trip to Bendigo since first representing the national pair for NSW in 2005.
A contingent of 25 studs will make up the largest Merino team to represent Western Australia at the ASWS.
Eilan Donan Merino stud had a big 2017, selling its supreme champion from the Australian Sheep and Wool Show for $52,500.
Oakbank had a big 2017, and plans to continue that success at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show this year.
Without the evolution of the Merino, Australia would have taken longer to reach economic and political independence
Woolcraft organisers are expecting more than 300 entries over a record 68 categories at the 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
The current bumper commodity prices for wool and sheep meat is expected to see a spike in interest at this year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show ram sale.