The chance of rain had plenty smiling at the Uralla Showgrounds on Saturday where some of the best ram genetics were on display as part of the New England Merino field day.
A total of 21 studs displayed at this year's event with 10 of them opting to showcase together at the Uralla Showgrounds and the remainder opening their farm gates.
Commercial breeders and seedstock producers were in attendance, taking the opportunity to peruse some of the district's genetic offering ahead of ram sales kicking off later this month.
Normally a two-day event held biennially, this year the committee made the decision to condense the program due to the ongoing dry.
In 2020 the Pittman family from Glenburnie Merinos and Poll Merinos and David Menzies and Helen Hine of Castlebrook Poll Merinos were new exhibitors while founding member studs, Lorelmo and Mirani, returned.
The field day included a meet and greet in the evening with a presentation from guest speaker Tim Marwedel.