A strong focus on youth, the celebration of the White Suffolk’s 30th anniversary and a jump in the number of Poll Dorsets participating has seen the Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition increase entries by over 46% on the previous year.
The competition, which will hold judging across the first three days of Show from Saturday 19- Monday 21 September in The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion, will culminate in the presentation of the Interbreed on Monday afternoon from 2pm.
New and renewed interest in the Schools Sheep Competition, which will also play out on Monday, has also contributed to the increase and will see participants, who previously held no agricultural or rural experience, take the ring in an ideal introduction to the industry.
“RASV is very pleased with the participation in this year’s Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition. We have some of the best wool producers in the world in this state, and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the quality of our agriculture to almost 500,000 people who will come through the gates during the Show,” said Mark O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, RASV.
The Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition will also include the:
*White Suffolk Feature Breed Show- Saturday 19 September- 1pm-6pm
*ASSBA Interbreed Competition- Sunday 20 September- 10am-12:30pm
*Sheep Schools Competition- Monday 21 September- 10am-12:30pm