Foundation Scholarship



RASF - Rural Scholarship Program 
Closing on the 30th of September 2015.


Get your application in today - Click here

Applicants for a Rural Scholarship must:

Be enrolled in or applying for study in any accredited tertiary course at an approved Australian education provider

Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of rural NSW

Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving
their education or training goal

Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident


 Women  Leadership Australia





In 2015, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. 

The initiative provides women in regional Australia with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in regional and rural Australia at two levels. Please click on the preferred program link for details:

1. Senior Management and Executive Level women leaders can apply for $12,000 individual grants to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program

2. Emerging and Mid-Level women managers can apply for $4,500 Individual Grants to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program



Shows Results


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.

Event Results
Sydney Sheep Show –
Royal Easter Show, Sydney
Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show –



Great Southern Supreme Merinos - 


Weekly Wool Report


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Weekly Mkt Report 20-11-15


Weekly Mkt Report 13-11-15


Weekly Mkt Report 6-11-15


Weekly Mkt Report 30-10-15


Weekly Mkt Report 23-10-15


Weekly Mkt Report 16-10-15


Weekly Mkt Report 18-09-15


Weekly Mkt Report 11-09-15


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Shearing Inspections for Shows and Sales


Shearing Dates

Two Shearing Dates apply in NSW for the entry of sheep into Shows and Sales conducted by the Association:


1st March: for Sydney, Dubbo, Great Southern Supreme Merino (GSSM) Canberra and Armidale.

15th August: for Sydney, Dubbo, Bendigo and Adelaide.



The following Guidelines have been adopted:

  1. The length of wool may not exceed 12.5mm on the Shearing Date.
  2. The inspection committee shall allow for wool growth at the rate of 1 mm each three days, until the end of March or mid September, and no further.
  3. All inspections must be carried out within 30 days of the Shearing Date (except for re-inspections), and the maximum wool length allowable at 30 days and any time thereafter, will be 22.5mm.
  4. Tags will be inserted in a position to be decided by the inspector, in consultation with the owner of the sheep.
  5. At the time of inspection, the same length of wool, over and under at the points and the belly, be accepted if they are not exceeding the regulation length.
  6. Forms must be checked to ensure they are correctly filled out with all necessary details included, and the unused portion of the Shearing Inspection Report will be ruled off, to cancel the balance of the form.
  7. The white copy of the Shearing Inspection Report and Tax Invoice will be handed to the owner of the sheep inspected, the pink copy will be retained by the Shearing Inspector, and the blue copy will be forwarded by the Council Inspector, together with unused tags and appropriate fees, to the Secretary, NSW SMBA, within one month from day of tagging.
  8. A charge of $110 or $11 per head (incl. GST), whichever amount is the greater, will be levied on sheep which require to be re-shorn to the acceptable length.
  9. Payment must be made on day of tagging, and in the case of re-inspection, those sheep having over the allowable staple length on that day, will not be tagged.
  10. Failure to notify the nearest area Shearing Inspection & Anomalies Committee member within 48 hours of an impending inspection, can render any such inspection null and void and no fees will be refunded.


Additional Requirements

The co-operation is sought from all members having sheep inspected, shorn and tagged, in regard to the following requirements:

  • Old Association tags must be removed prior to inspection.
  • Sheep must be checked for length of wool and any lumps removed before inspection.
  • Sheep clipped whilst being inspected, will be classed as being re-inspected and a fine will apply at the discretion of the inspector.
  • A holder must be available to hold sheep for inspection.
  • As this is a voluntary job, to save time, owners must be ready for inspection.



There must be two Councillors or Special Inspectors present. Only sheep from registered studs are allowed to be tagged. The onus is on Members to arrange shearing inspections with Councillors, and this must be done by 14th February for March tagging, and 1st August for August tagging. Forty eight hours prior to the arranged inspection, the Councillor must give details of when and where sheep are to be inspected to the nearest area Shearing Inspection & Anomalies Committee member, as these Committee members have the right to attend inspections without notice. Current Committee members are Messrs, O.M. Rayner, J. Barron, J. Bensley, A. Beveridge, and A. Gall.


Shearing Inspectors

Shearing Inspection and Anomalies Committee members:
O.M. Rayner (Chairman), J. Barron, J Bensley, A. Beveridge, J Campbell and A. Gall.

Shearing Inspections can be undertaken by two Councillors/Life Governors, or any one Councillor/Life Governor and one of the following nominated shearing inspectors:

  • Greg Alcock, Greenland, Bungarby
  • Sean Ballinger, Waverley Downs, Delungra
  • Guy Evans, Tara Park, Boorowa
  • George Merriman, Merryville, Boorowa
  • Cam Munro, Egelabra, Warren
  • Reg Power, Olive Pyrke Terrace, Warialda
  • Malcolm Swords, Laraben Poll, Ulan
  • Stephen Swain, Genanegie, Peak Hill
  • Alistair Wells, One Oak Poll, Jerilderie



NSW SMBA Councillors will collect fees for each and every inspection at the time of tagging. These fees are $5.50 per tag with a minimum payment of $55.00 (including GST). If payment is not made at that time, the fee increases to $11.00 per tag with a minimum payment of $110.00 and Item 9 above will be enforced at future inspections.

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Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show & Ram Sale – Dubbo


Click here for the 2016 Catalogue


The Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale, Dubbo, is the most prestigious Merino show in the country. It draws exhibitors and buyers from across Australia and overseas.

FLOCK EWE COMPETITION: The Flock Ewe competition, designed specifically for the commercial producer, is returning for its second year. It is pleasing that the major sponsors, Jemalong Wool and Clipex, will again be supporting the competition. This enables the committee to offer excellent prizes with cash and a drafting module available.

COCKTAIL PARTY: There's the social event of the year with the cocktail party where the Rabobank Australian Supreme Merino Ram is named. The fleeces are also well worth seeing and we're expecting big things in that section. This year, people can donate their show fleece to our chosen charity, The Shepherd Centre.

SCHOOL WETHER CHALLENGE: We also have the next generation battling it out in the School Wether Challenge and Merino and Fleece judging competitions. We're giving the next generation a wealth of experience and later on they may join our industry.






Dubbo 2016 Flyer



  1. 2016_EntryForm/Schedule
  2. 2016 Ewe Comp Flyer
  3. 2016 Ewe Comp Entry Form
  4. 2016 Fleece Shedule and Entry Form
  5. 2016 Photo Comp Flyer/Entry

         Entries have now CLOSED



         2016 Catalogue






More information
For more information contact our secretary:

Steve Lindsay
Phone/Fax: (02) 6869 9653
Web: and

70th Annual Great Southern Supreme Merino Show & Ram Sale


Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)Wurrook GSSM Supreme 2016
20 - 23 January 2017


Friday 20 January 2017 – Field Days in the Boorowa, Yass
and Harden districts

Saturday 21st January Commencing 1pm to
Sunday 22 January 2017
-  at EPIC

Monday 23 January 2017
 Viewing from 9am
Sale commencing 11am – GSSM Ram Sale at EPIC

 2016  Supreme Exhibit - Wurrook

Entries are now Open

March Mid Side Samples taken from 17th to 28th October 2016

Entries Close: Friday 25 November 2016                                
2016 Show Results

2016 Sales Results


Entry Forms and Enquiries - Contact the Secretary
Tamara Stadtmiller

Tel: (02) 6227 4553 a.h.


George Merriman
Tel: 0428 853 282 




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Megan Giannini
Executive Officer
Locked Bag 4317
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Tel: 02 9763 2744
Fax: 02 9763 1878


Mr Angus Beveridge
Armatree via Gilgandra NSW  2827
Tel: 0429 485 818