AgFair Broken Hill a hit despite big dry

THE outback town of Broken Hill came alive last weekend as Quality Wool and Livestock joined hundreds of other visitors from all over the country at one of the ‘Q’s favourite events – the biennial AgFair.

Despite the current drought which has seen the region only recieve 100-200mm of rainfall in the past 12 months, crowd numbers exceeded expectations with patrons still coming out in force and over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest machinery, livestock gear, fashion and local produce.

With the wool market in a fertile period and a new record set for the benchmark Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) only a week before, this was a prominent discussion point among the existing clients and new faces who visited the Quality marquee on 5th Avenue of the Broken Hill Racecourse site.

And with warm, sunny conditions greeting patrons on both Friday and Saturday, Quality Wool’s trademark burgundy caps became an extremely popular item and could be spotted all over the AgFair site.

The northern pastoral region continues to be a core focus for Quality Wool, with wool representative Chris Chattin based in Broken Hill since 2015, adding to the ongoing support from Simon Seppelt throughout the region.

Quality Wool earlier this year moved to a new premises in the Silver City, relocating the wool store to 102-108 Crystal Street, Broken Hill.

Quality Livestock is also continuing to build its strength in the region, with Dylan Ruiz on hand to catch up with producers throughout the event.

Conceived in 1989, the first Agfair was held in May 1990 and has taken place every two years since.

With the next edition slated for 2020, the Quality Wool and Quality Livestock teams look forward to continuing their strong support to growers throughout the region.