Last weekend was the 150 anniversary of the Yass Show and the first year the Dorper Sheep made it on to the grounds. We were asked ( at Murrumbateman in October), by the show society's president to support this historic event. Our arrival was not without controversy and it took two hours before we got the nod that it was OK to unload at our allocated spot. The merino breeders in the "Sir Walter Merriman Sheep and Wool Pavillion", were deeply concerned about the impact that running with exotics would have on the value of their fleeces. We were informed that we would not be allowed on the grounds again next year. We thought that this must surely be, because they would like us to be with them, in the shed showing!