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Boorowa Events and Information

Overview of  Southern Tablelands Flock Ewe Competition
The Inaugural Southern Tablelands Flock Ewe Competition was held last Friday, 17 March. This followed on from the Boorowa Show Society Flock Ewe Competition held early March. The competition is between Crookwell, Taralga, Gunning and Boorowa. There was an average of 75 people who took the time out and travelled to individual properties. Crookwell hosted the dinner that evening. Major Sponsors were ANZ Bank and co-sponsor NSW Stud Merino Breeders.

Just to give you an idea of the competition in the zone there were over 16,000 ewes judged across 47 flocks from Taralga, Crookwell, Boorowa and Gunning. The top two from each town were selected for the Southern Tablelands Flock Ewe Competition from each town. Dymock Agriculture and Bill Hurley represented Boorowa.  
The competition is closely affiliated with each local Show Society. Congratulations to the organizers and all the entrants.  

The Winner of the competition was Bill Hurley from “Öld Killanear” Boorowa.   

People’s choice went to:The Anderson Family – Brian and Helen;  and Emily and Paddy Anderson “Lower Sylvia Vale” Binda
The day endorsed the quality and passion of the growers in the wool industry.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 – Boorowa Agribusiness Networking Event
WFI and the NSW Farmers Harden Branch are inviting the rural public to join them at a free agribusiness networking event to meet with fellow agribusiness professionals and farmers from the Boorowa region. The event will be held on Wednesday 29 March at the Boorowa Ex-Services Club from 6-8pm.  Light supper provided.
RSVP for catering purposes Catriona McAuliffe on 0488 100 005 or or Cindy Gilchrist on 0407 422 150 or
Special guests include:
Detective Constable Paul Clancy, Rural Crime Inspector, Cootamundra Local Area Command, 
Cindy Gilchrist and Jane Hayes, Area Managers from WFI, 
Catriona McAuliffe – NSW Farmers Regional Services Manager, Central West

Friday, 31 March & Saturday 1 April - Red Cross Fundraiser
The Boorowa/Rye Park Branch of the Red Cross will hold their fundraiser outside Boorowa IGA on Friday March 31 and Saturday 1 April.  In addition donation boxes are at various business houses around town.

Saturday, 1 April – Under 14s Disco
Under 14s Disco to be held at the Boorowa Recreation Club on Saturday 1st April.  
Doors open at 6.30pm.

Tuesday, 4 April – Alzheimers Australia NSW – Boorowa
Alzhiemers Australia will be visting Boorowa on Tuesday 4th April from 10am-12noon at Valmar Support Service in Marsden Street, Boorowa.  This is an opportunity to speak to a support service about dementia.  If you are concerned about your memory;  have a diagnosis of dementia;  supporting a family or friend with Dementia.
Enquiries:  Libby Smith 6241 0881

Thursday, April 6 – Boorowa Community Landcare Projects
Boorowa Community Landcare group is co-ordinating a number of projects over coming months where they require landholers to participate in a range of externally funded workshops around evaluating past environmental works undertake across the Boorowa Region

Boorowa Community Landcare group have recently been invited to support scientific research project proposals prepared by the University NSW and CSIRO to evaluate the effectiveness of these two programs.  Boorowa Community Landcare is attempting to identify landholders who have ever had direct seeding or had volunteers from North Sydney Bushcare plant seedlings on their property since the 1990s to participate in future studies.  The CSIRO research study which is commencing in April 2017 will evaluate livestock grazing on native pastures.  An information a session for graziers, who may like to be involved, will be hosted by CSIRO representatives on Thursday 6 April.  Venue being the Boorowa Ex-services Club.
Enquiries:  Linda Cavanagh 0459 681 018 or
Or CSIRO officer Stuart Whitten on 0409 688 073.

Sunday, 9 April – Songs of Hope
The M&D Society and Boorowa Balladeers will be presenting Songs of Hope to be held at St Patrick’s Church on Sunday 9 April at 2pm.
Admission by donation – Funds raised will be donated to Can-Assist.

Saturday, 8  to Monday 10 April – Boorowa Bush Bash
The Boorowa Rotary Club will be holding their annual Boorowa Bush Bash from Saturday 8th April to Monday 10th April 2017.  An opportunity to pack up your 4WD/AWD and camping gear for an adventurous weekend of camping and exploration of the natural countryside and surrounding villages of Boorowa.
You do not have to be a serious camper, or 4WDer to join in – just a sense of humour and determination to have fun. Itinerary includes:  
Saturday, 8 April - Meet at 11am for a briefing session followed by lunch.  Travel to 1st camp site “Rosewood” shearing shed in Narrawa area for dinner, entertainment and fundraising auction.
Saturday, 9 April - Depart after a hearty breakfast for a tour of local countryside, some serious contemplation and lunch.  Arrive 2nd camp site for dinner and entertainment.
Monday, 10 April - Leisurely Sunday drive return to Boorowa for lunch and presentations. Approximate 200kms over the weekend.
Qualified motor mechanic on duty for repairs. RSVP by 27th March.  
Cost:  $180 per person includes meals, entertainment and camp fees.  Children $150.
Byo snacks and drinks
Further details and registration contact:  0428 622755 or email:

Friday, 28 April – Next Gen Grazing
Boorowa Community Landcare Group are hosting a Next Gen Grazing workshop to speak about Water & Worms and Livestock Health;  the event will be held on Friday 28th April at Boorowa Flats Galong.
Speakers include:
Danny Flanery will show and tell water systems; Bill Johnson from Goulburn LLS will discuss worms, drench resistance and seasonal adjustment of programmes;
Phil Graham (Yass DPI) will discuss stock water; quality and quantity, Ewe management around joining.
RSVP to Linda Cavanagh 0459 681 018 Boorowa Community Landcare or; email

Saturday, 29 April – Millinery Workshop
A Millinery Workshop will be held on Saturday 29th April with Rachael Henson. 
The workshop will be held from 9am-5pm at the Boorowa Recreation Club.
Working with traditional materials and learn millinery techniques.
$160 per person including materials
Bookings:  0438 837 791

Diary Dates

Saturday 20, May 2017 - Boorowa Debutant Ball. The Deb Ball is on Saturday, 20 May 2017 and anyone interested to contact 
Jody Robinson on 0429 853 260.  Let Jody know if you are interest or have any enquiries 

North Sydney Bushcare Group 8-10 September 2017
Boorowa Community Landcare are sourcing landholders who wish to be involved in the Tree Planting Programs when North Sydney Bushcare Group visit in September of this year.
Contact:  Linda Cavanagh 0459 681 018.

Contact Details

Melanie Ford - Economic Development and Tourism Officer - 6385 3962
Janene Hurley - Tourism Officer - 63851 330