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News Flash: Pooginook goes to Williams Gateway Expo

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Pooginook sales manager Pat Brown will be attending the Williams Gateway Expo on April 21.

17th April 2012

Pooginook will have a presence at one of the most important events on the Western Australian sheep calendar for 2012.

The Williams Gateway Expo on April 21 puts the spotlight on the sheep and wool industry, featuring sheep judging, a quick shear event and educational displays.

Pooginook sales manager Pat Brown, a past judge at the event, will visit the expo as part of a Western Australian tour.

“The expo was initiated by a local committee in Williams about 10 years ago and has grown to become a successful, well attended family day focused on Merinos, sheep breeding, shearing, multi-breeds, crafts and educational displays,’’ Pat said.

“The event features a large art competition and draws up to 3000 visitors each year.’’

Pat said the sheep show section featured 220 maternal and terminal breeds, and followed the prestigious Wagin Woolarama judging held in March. A judge in recent years, Pat said the best sheep emerging from Wagin would be put up for judging at Williams. “Pooginook, through Paraway Pastoral, is sponsoring the Champion Hogget ram,’’ he said. “We are encouraging people with young sheep of eight to nine months old to enter.’’’

Aside from the expo, Pat and Pooginook business manager John Sutherland will visit stud and commercial clients in Western Australia. Their trip will be preceded by a tour of Queensland clients in the Cunnamulla and St George regions, inspecting flocks of up to 30,000 ewes. “It is important to see how well the sheep have performed after three dominant wet seasons in Queensland,’’ Pat said.


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