2018 Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show
Bendigo Sheep & Wool show has finished for 2018. Our Finnsheep Assoc always are present & we enjoy our time at Bendigo. It is lots of work setting up, and then packing up on the last day but is well worth it. Our show team sheep this year included Bill & Ben (bottle raised lambs from 2 years ago) who are always very friendly and popular with children as they can be petted. We also took along 2 Pure Finn ewes and a Pure Finn wether.
It is most rewarding when people return to buy fleece from us because they have so enjoyed their prior purchases. We sold out of all our coloured fleece and all our Pure Finn fleece. We brought home a few cross bred fleece but I think all who wanted to purchase some were able to get what they wanted. We also sold lots of tops, both white and black and a little yarn. I did think that the natural dyed yarn would be more popular, but you can never tell what people are looking for.
Our fleece continues to do well in the competitions with our 2 coloured entries gaining a second and a third place and our white fleece earning a third ribbon and a highly commended ribbon.
We are now all unpacked and sorted and will just have time to catch our breath before lambing starts in early Sept.