While sheep industry participants will be busy with competitions such as the yard dog championships and the ram sale there is also plenty of entertainment for the whole family
Sheepvention Rural Expo held on Sunday and Monday 6 and 7 August will bring together farming, competitions, innovation, entertainment and paddock to plate education all within the one venue.
This event will chalk up year 45 of the Expo run by the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society and is expected to attract over 25,000 visitors and 600 trade exhibitors in 2023. The event is being held as usual at the Hamilton Showgrounds.
Some of the most popular components of the event include the Ram Sale, Hamilton & Western District Sheep Show, Victorian Yard Dogs Championships, Inventions Competition and the Kids Muster Trail.
The Ram Sale is a unique part of the show, where entrants are sold to Victorian and Interstate vendors from across the country. And while the sale is generally renowned for its pen of five, in 2022 the committee also opened up to a pen of three to cater for all sizes of studs.
The Victorian Yard Dogs Championships also attracts huge crowds as does the Hamilton & Western District Sheep Show.
The Kids Muster Trail focusses on the education of paddock to plate concepts and sustainability in farming as well as in our own backyards – in a very fun and engaging way.
Sheepvention Rural Expo also showcases sustainability and ethical farming practices in Victoria.
In 2020, the Hamilton P&A Society celebrated 162 years of operation and 42 years of running Sheepvention in Hamilton Victoria.
Sheepvention Rural Expo is a vital and historical event for the town of Hamilton and the surrounding region in western Victoria.