All roads lead to Paskeville for YP Field Days
4 October 2017
OVER 20,000 people made the trip down the Copper Coast Highway last week, as Quality Wool and Livestock was joined by 700 other exhibitors at the Yorke Peninsula Field Days in Paskeville.
Last held in 2015, the three-day event took place from September 26-28, as the oldest field days in Australia celebrated it’s 122nd year of history after initially being trialed in 1895.
Exhibiting at Site 540 on the Alford Road section of Paskeville’s permanent field days site, a steady stream of guests both young and old moved through the Quality marquee, with the many smiling faces suggesting they were happy to see the ‘Q’ present at such a major event.
Over a dozen Quality staff members made the trip to the Yorke Peninsula to field wool and livestock enquiries, catch up with clients and entertain the many youngsters who stopped by with merchandise giveaways and by passing on knowledge to the next generation of Australian agriculture.
As is becoming a tradition at field days and agricultural shows at which Quality is an exhibitor, a very popular ‘guess the micron, yield and VM’ competition was also held, with Greg Koch taking home the major prize of a new esky as the overall winner.
Mr Koch proved to be extremely precise with his prediction of 16.7 micron, 72.5 yield and 1.0 VM, which was remarkably close to the actual figures of 17 micron, 73 yield and 1.4 VM.
While the attendance of 20,000 was down on previous years, Yorke Peninsula Field Days CEO Elaine Bussenschutt said crowds at agricultural shows across South Australia had been down, also pointing to the fact that this year’s field days fell outside of school holidays.
More than 35,000 people attended the previous Yorke Peninsula Field Days in 2015.