Merino ewe competition judging can improve flock quality

Stephen Burns
By Stephen Burns
Updated June 16 2022 - 10:44pm, first published June 15 2022 - 4:00am
Not only judges, but spectators are encouraged to list the flocks in their particular preference. The peoples' choice is eagerly contested.

It takes a lot of courage to expose your Merino flock to a wide audience during the annual flock ewe competitions, but the trade off has always been an improvement in your flock and the social interaction of your peers.

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Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College