George Milano was presented with life membership in the Australian Romney Association by president Gavin Wall.
George Milano was presented with life membership in the Australian Romney Association by president Gavin Wall.

Devoted to sheep breeding

IT WAS a special day in the sheep ring on Saturday as George Milano was crowned a life member of the Australian Romney Association.

The Laidley man was acknowledged for his contributions to the sheep breeding society, and his wisdom in the field.

ARA president Gavin Wall said he was a deserving winner.

"The rules used to be that they had to be in the industry for a certain amount of years, but we've changed that," Mr Wall said.

"Now it's an acknowledgement of the time breeding sheep and a significant contribution and commitment to it."

A grateful Mr Milano said he was thrilled he had been recognised.

"It's an honour and I am humble. I didn't expect this," Mr Milano said.

"I used to think these awards only went to old people and I said that to one of my boys and he said 'Dad, you are old'."

He shared wise words with those in the Warwick Show sheep judging arena.

"I was always told, once you finish one show, you get ready for the next one," he said.

"I learnt as I went along, listened to older people and now for me to be mentioned in the same listing is just great."


IN TOUCH: Rural residents given new voice

Premium Content IN TOUCH: Rural residents given new voice

Potential library relocation, new waste management plan, and more are on the cards...

Dad inspired to dig deep by own son’s health battle

Premium Content Dad inspired to dig deep by own son’s health battle

‘It’s one of those things you don’t need until you do and my God, you really...

Fatal levels of nicotine in Queensland vapes

Premium Content Fatal levels of nicotine in Queensland vapes

Poisons lines inundated with calls about nicotine poisoning from vapers