With an aim to promote the advancement of agriculture, particularly relevant to the Western Districts of Victoria, the Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society's activities encourage and celebrate excellence and innovation in agriculture.  Since 1858, the Society held a Spring Show almost every year. 1952 saw the introduction of the Sheep Show which was then expanded and born into Sheepvention in 1978.  The success of Sheepvention led to the exciting launch of the Beef Expo in 1992 and in 1995 the Spring Show was withdrawn from the list of events.Today, The Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society continues to hold two annual events with Sheepvention in August and the Hamilton Outdoor & Adventure Fair in October. In addition, the Society manages the hire of the Hamilton Showgrounds and Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre.The Society is a member of Victorian Agricultural Shows Limited and the Association of Agricultural Field Days of Australasia.  Sheepvention 2014 will be on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th August 2014. Hamilton Outdoor Adventure Fair will be on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October, 2014.

Sheepvention Sheep Show 2014 will feature Merino's as the feature breed. The Supreme Merino Ewe of Australia will be awarded.  (Poll Ewes will be accepted)

"The Inventors - a history of Sheepvention's farm inventors competition" compiled by Patrick Francis & Robert Stewart tells the competition story since it began in 1979 until 2014.

To view ebook of The Inventors click the image below:

Arguably the greatest collection of sheep handling equipment and farm ideas put together in one publication:

- Over 1100 inventions
- Over 530 photographs
- Over 600 inventors, including 11 inventor legends.

Free to read online or order a hard copy for $25 plus $10 postage. Contact the Hamilton P & A Society on 03 5572 2563 or at info@hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au or PO Box 276, Hamilton, Vic, 3300

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