Sheep show cancelled for second time

Merino show cancelled for second time

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Judging during a ram class at the 2020 Great Southern Supreme Merino show in Canberra. Following the cancellation of the 2021 event, organisers were hopeful a similar scene would be viewed in 2022, but this will not now happen.

Judging during a ram class at the 2020 Great Southern Supreme Merino show in Canberra. Following the cancellation of the 2021 event, organisers were hopeful a similar scene would be viewed in 2022, but this will not now happen.

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The Great Southern Supreme Show and Sale (GSSM) held in Canberra each January is one of the highlights of the Merino calendar and showcasing the Merino breed.

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The Great Southern Supreme Show and Sale (GSSM) held in Canberra each January is one of the highlights of the Merino calendar and showcasing the Merino breed.

It is therefore with regret George Merriman, Merryville, Boorowa, also president of the GSSM committee, announced the 2022 show and sale has fallen victim to the social disruptions of COVID-19.

"We did our best to hold the show and sale, but in the end the committee felt it was too risky to hold the event," Mr Merriman said.

"It is a shame because a lot of studmasters had sheep prepared, but in view of the rise in cases around the state and in Canberra, we had to abandon the premier event for the second year."

Mr Merriman further said the committee had gone to great lengths leading up the event to find an alternative venue which would have been suitable but settled on the pavilion in Canberra.

"We do hope, for all of our sakes, we can have another show next year," he said.

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