Schools' Merino Wethers
Royal Adelaide Show Schools' Merino Wethers Competition Handbook
The Association, in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA, is pleased to offer an handbook to assist schools participating, or planning to participate, in the Royal Adelaide Show's Schools Merino Wethers Competition. This event has grown each year since its inception in 2011, and has become a model for similar events conducted across the country.
2019 School Merino Wethers - the Feature Event
What an impressive class for 2019! Thanks to all the Agricultural Schools who entered this year's School Merino Wethers competition at the Royal Adelaide Show. This feature event was sponsored by Rabobank, and attracted record numbers. 38 participating schools, 67 teams and 201 wethers created quite the spectacle in the northern end on the Stud Sheep Pavilion.
Some schools participated for the first time, others have entered in each of the 9 years of the competition's history. It was a credit to the students and teachers to see the even line-up of quality wethers stretching nearly half the length of the Pavilion. It was a six stand shearing shed for a few hours as the shearers removed the wethers fleece, with two fleeces then displayed at the northern end. Karoonda Area School entry 1448 took first place for the Three Most Valued Fleeces, with Cleve Area School exhibit 1427 claiming both the Best Meat Value and the coveted Mutooroo Pastoral Prize for the Overall Meat and Fleece Value. Best Pen of Three Wethers was won by Karcultaby Area School 1445 and the Most Professional School Show team was won by Cummins Area School.
The Rabobank Class Handler Award was introduced this year, with the inaugural winner being Charlotte Poker from Urrbrae Agricultural High School. Congratulations to all, and thanks too to the extended community that ensures the success of this event.
Full results see : 2019 School Merino Wethers Competition - placings
2018 School Merino Wethers
Congratulations to the 33 schools who participated in the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show's Schools' Merino Wethers Competition. It was a huge day, with 53 teams and 159 wethers taking part in the event . The Association is delighted to oversee this event, and are pleased the high school students get so much from the activity. Special thank you to the sponsors, supporters and families who encourage the students to participate throughout the year.
Schools' Merino Wethers Competition
Australian Wool Innovation's media team captured the running of the Schools' Competition. To see what the organisers and participants had to say, hop over to YouTube (external link):