The presentation of the annual Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Award for 2017 was celebrated in Hobart last night at picturesque Frogmore Creek Winery, in South Tasmania, Australia. The prestigious event was attended by Vitale Barberis Canonico (VBC) representatives, Wool Excellence Club members from NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, industry representatives and media.
The winners of the esteemed Award were New South Wales saxon breeders, the Wood family of “Dog Trap”, Uralla, in the New England region selling under the brand of JW/URALLA. The 4000-acre property is currently operated by two generations of the Wood family, father Geoff and his two sons Simon and Cameron who are the fifth generation to run sheep at Dog Trap. Dedication to breeding, consistent clip preparation along with an innovative and progressive approach to managing their farm has proved them deserving winners.