The 2019 Flock Ewe Competition Day of the Parkes Show Society attracted a great crowd with first time entrants Ian, Julie and Nick Westcott from Peak Hill taking out the top prize.
The annual Doug Bicket Memorial Ewe Competition held on 22nd February saw Geoff Cole claiming second spot and Roger Hood getting the Encouragement award. The day has shown significant growth over recent years. A strong field of enthusiastic merino producers competed for the title, reflecting the pride they take in their flocks.
Twelve months of hard work, intensive hand feeding and drought management strategies were showcased throughout the day. Spectators were treated to a good cross section of eight merino bloodlines run under a range of management systems and environments.
Industry representatives were on hand throughout the day to update attendees on the latest advancements, technologies, markets and management strategies