Videos and Voices of the Fair

Mark Skelton is an expert local sheep breeder. We met him at the little country fair in the central farming community of  Omakau on the way back from Cromwell and the Queenstown region. I asked him questions about sheep and he carried on - giving an animated and informative walking tour of the animals their care, prices and characteristics. Here is a lineup of the breeds in the pens that he talked about.

Click on the sheep to hear Mark speak in plain terms about the feeding of these critters !


Here are two videos - of the tractor parade and bagpipers at that fair in Omakau. Remember to click just once on the arrow to see them.

Click on the picture of the sheep to hear the fair announcer proclaim the winners in the animal competitions.



Click on the tractor image to hear the fair announcer turn the parade participants into running advertisements.