It wasn’t all serious business at the Mt Ascot Ram Sale at Mitchell on Wednesday, with an attempt to beat the current world record for the heaviest Merino fleece weight.
Once official proceedings had concluded, Mulga Mick and Gidgee Gordon stole the spotlight, showing off their impressive outerwear.
The two Merino sheep were found by James Carson, South Muthong, Dirranbandi recently with what looked to be five years of wool growth on them.
James, along with Jolly Jumbuck’s Charlie and Lachie Brumpton, Mitchell, had hoped one of the fluffy ‘gremlins’ would beat the current record-holder, Chris, who had 41kg of fleece shorn off him in 2015.
A new world record wasn’t to be for Mulga Mick or Gidgee Gordon who had fleece weights of 27.4kg and 35.4kg respectively, but they did cement Australia’s fleece-growing prowess, beating New Zealand’s Shrek, whose fleece weighed 27 kilograms.
Local shearer, Bill Crook-King, Glenorie, Morven drew the short straw of the shenanigans, but said the shearing was pretty easy going.
Check out all the action below.