wool
2017 Schedule Now Live
Chief steward Paul PittmanPhone 6777 3978
Stewards R Thomson, D Sweeney, S Blake, D Fletcher, W Fletcher, K Cameron, J Blake, C Norton, J Lockyer, M Sweeney

Wool to be delivered to pavilion on Monday and no later than 5pm Tuesday prior to the show

ALL WOOL EXHIBITED AT SHOW will be pooled and sold by the Show Society unless otherwise notified

PRIZE MONEY: $2 and $1

OPEN COMPETITION - CONDITIONS

1. Rugged or housed fleeces not eligible unless stated, and all wool to be from ewe or wether unless otherwise specified

2. Housed or partly housed fleeces not eligible in open competition or for championship awards

3. Approximate period of growth to be stated at time of entry

4. All exhibits must be shorn in the previous 12 months period

5. Ram fleeces ineligible for superior championships other than those restricted to ram classes

6. All fleeces to be entered by owner, or his/her agent

7. Exhibitors must nominate the class they wish their entry to be placed in.

8. Late entries ineligible for Championship Awards

9. Hogget fleeces to be micron tested

Trophies

Nivison Memorial Cup - donated by Europambela Grazing Co for fleeces with highest point score in superfine or fine classes, grown in Walcha district, to be judged on commercial value

Ribbon for grand champion fleece of show

Grand Champion NN Fletcher Memorial Trophy - Champion merino fleece of show open to all exhibitors Nerstane Pastoral Co trophy - For champion hogget fleece, judged on commercial value Champion Rams’s Fleece - Trophy donated by Pitt Son Porter & Finlayon Pty Ltd Champion Commercial Value Fleece - New England Fibre Testing Pty Ltd trophy
DI FLETCHER SPECIAL PRIZE for Walcha district exhibitors only This is a prize for the exhibitor gaining the highest total points for two fleeces - one fleece in the open superfine class and one in the open fine class.
Where an exhibitor has more than one fleece in either or both of these classes, the points for their best fleece in each class will be added together.
Most Successful Exhibitor in Open Section - trophy

CHAMPIONSHIP CONDITIONSAny fleece not being a ram’s fleece, that has won any class is eligible for championship ribbon.

The champion fleece will be the fleece with the highest point score.

All fleeces including commercial fleece to be skirted as for market.

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FLEECE entered in commercial value class, to be tested
1
Fleece 80’s or above, judged on Zegna scale
Tallara Partnership trophy
2
Fleece 80’s merino wool
3
Fleece 74’s merino wool
4
Fleece 70’s merino wool
5
Fleece 66’s merino wool
6
Fleece 64’s merino wool
7
Fleece 60’s merino wool
8
Fleece extra strong merino wool
9
Fleece superfine hogget merino wool (unshorn)
10
Fleece fine hogget merino wool (unshorn)
11
Fleece medium hogget merino wool (unshorn)
12
Fleece strong merino hogget (unshorn)
13
Fleece superfine commercial merino wool
14
Fleece fine commercial merino wool
15
Fleece medium commercial merino wool
16
Fleece strong commercial merino wool
17
Fleece superfine merino ram’s wool
18
Fleece fine merino ram’s wool
19
Fleece medium merino ram’s wool
20
Fleece strong merino ram’s wool
21
Fleece merino ram’s wool, housed
22
Fleece merino ewe or wether wool, housed
Open To Holders of under 3,500 Merino Sheep Shorn within the Walcha District Rugged or housed fleeces are not eligible and all wool to be from ewe or wether unless otherwise specified
23
Fleece 80’s merino wool
24
Fleece 74’s merino wool
25
Fleece 70’s merino wool
26
Fleece 66’s merino wool
27
Fleece 64’s merino wool
28
Fleece 60’s merino wool
29
Fleece superfine hogget merino wool (unshorn)
30
Fleece fine hogget merino wool (unshorn)
31
Fleece medium hogget merino wool (unshorn)
32
Fleece strong hogget Merino wool (unshorn)

CHAMPION FLEECEMost successful exhibitor in under 3,500 section for TJ Beaumont and Elders trophy

PURE BRITISH BREED

Short wool group

Rugged or housed fleeces not eligible and all wool to be from ewe or wether unless otherwise specified

CROSSBRED
33
Fleece comeback wool
34
Fleece 56’s crossbred wool
35
Fleece 50’s crossbred wool
36
Fleece 46’s and under crossbred wool
37
Crossbred hogget, judged on points
Most successful exhibitor in British Breed or Crossbred section for Yerrawun Grazing Co trophy Champion Crossbred Fleece of the Show for Lempriere, Fox, Lillie trophy

Champion Fleece

PET SECTION
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Pet fleece or under 500 sheep, other than black or coloured fleece for DW & AM Cameron trophy Note: This section is restricted to exhibitors who are 16 years and younger
Walcha Show 17/18 March 2017
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