In the belief that improvement can be hastened by robust and open competition, the NSW SMBA is a great believer in sheep shows, ewe competitions, well-run wether trials and sire evaluation studies. Two major ram sales and three of Australia’s major shows are run under the auspices of the NSW SMBA each year.
The Sydney Sheep Show, run in conjunction with the annual Royal Easter Show, provides an opportunity for NSW breeders of all wool types to display the pick of their progeny along with fleeces.
In January each year, arguably the best of the nation’s fine wool Merinos are available for display and sale at the Great Southern Supreme Merino Show and Sale in Canberra, and top-of-the-drop fine to medium woolled rams are the focus at the Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale, held annually in Dubbo at the end of August.
A record of major results in recent years at these three shows is available below.
|Sydney Sheep Show –
Royal Easter Show, Sydney
|Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show –
|Great Southern Supreme Merinos -