Parkes Show Society is gearing up to stage its annual Doug Bicket Memorial Ewe Competition which will take place on Friday, 25th February.
Doug was a tireless worker on the Parkes Show Committee, most particularly in the merino sheep section and had a strong passion for the merino industry. Doug helped launch the competition and was a regular on the bus trip, never short of a story for whoever was lucky enough to be close by.
The seasonal conditions have been outstanding, with plenty of rainfall and plentiful feed on offer. Whilst the amazing season has brought with it new challenges in managing sheep, it is sure to have produced some quality lines of young ewes that will present in top condition.
An impressive field of entrants have been assembled, obviously eager to display their flocks in peak condition. This year’s judges, Drew Chapman and Warwick Kopp, are sure to have a tough time reaching agreement over which team is crowned this year’s champion.
The day has grown significantly in recent years with spectators eager to assess a good cross section of merino bloodlines run under a range of management systems and environments. Industry representatives will be on hand throughout the day to update attendees on all the latest advancements, technologies, markets and management strategies.
An air conditioned coach has been arranged to ensure spectators are able to travel from property to property in total comfort and allow for stories and experiences to be shared throughout the day. Anyone interested is welcome to join with the bus departing from the Parkes Bowls and Sport Club at 7:30am.
The day will conclude with a BBQ tea and presentations to the prize winners. Cost of the day is $30. To register and book a spot email email@example.com or phone Liz on 6862 2580.