Bar raised higher again at Gippsland Merino Field Days

Bar raised higher again at Gippsland Merino Field Days

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Held this week, the Gippsland Merino Field Days were very well supported on both days, according to organiser and Elders agent, Mal Nicholls.

A crowd of about 70 people were drawn to inspect the sheep at Roundhill, Pendarra and Nicholson River on Monday.

The turnout was similar for Bindawarra, The Fringe and Stockton on Tuesday.

Mr Nicholls said while many of the visitors were locals, others came from New South Wales, northern Victoria and the Western District.

He said the consensus was that the sheep presented were another step up from previous years.

"The sheep were probably a little more grown out and heavier," Mr Nicholls said.

"Given the drought conditions endured by all sheep producers and stud breeders in Gippsland, it was refreshing to see both the quality of the sheep and the numbers of interested people attending.

"There is now an air of confidence for the forthcoming sales at Hamilton, Benalla and Bairnsdale.

"Outstanding wool on sheep with great carcase attributes is the what the Gippsland sheep have become known for and these qualities were evident for all to see over the two days."

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