Class A49

A - Merino

EVENT | West Australian Sheep Show
DATES | Friday 11 and Saturday 12, March 2022
HEAD STEWARD | Peter Foley (Ph: 9861 1119, Mob: 0429 688 871) Email: wagsolutions@westnet.com.au
SUB COMMITTEE | Kevin Ball (Ph: 9861 1210), M Edward (Ph: 9861 1240), G Hamersley, R Edward, D Kerr, E Patterson, C Sutherland
STEWARDS | A Rowell, GD Ball, D Kerr, P Spooner, W Brockway, B Becker, C Sutherland
OFFICE | M Brockway, S Foley
COMPERE | Graeme Curry
ENTRY FEE | $10 members, $12.50 non-members (each entry, including GST) Exhibitors must be current Financial Members if claiming Member Entry Fees. Membership Application available online.
ENTRIES CLOSE | Friday 4 March 2022 - NO LATE ENTRIES
JUDGING COMMENCES | Friday 11th March
PENNING | Thursday 10th March
YOUNG JUDGES PRESENTATION | Saturday 12th March

PARKING
Livestock vehicle passes will be issued from the Merino Office on receipt of waybill when delivering sheep on Thursday. All exhibitors are reminded that parking is restricted to the minimum time necessary to load or unload stock to competition areas. At all other times, laneways and roads must be kept clear with all vehicles removed to the designated parking areas. Failure to comply will result in the forfeiture of competition points.

CONDITIONS
Livestock vehicle passes will be issued on receipt of waybill at Merino office when sheep are delivered on Thursday. No vehicle will be permitted on the grounds during the show without this pass. 

1. PENNING TIMES
Penning 1-4pm Thursday. INSPECTION OF SHEEP will be carried out between 1-6pm Thursday, prior to the show. All vehicles to be removed as rapidly as possible after unloading.
2. ORDER OF JUDGING
Friday: Merino, Poll Merino and Lambs. Lamb Champions, Poll Merino Champions, Merino Champions. Saturday: Open Group Classes
3. TIMES OF REMOVAL
No exhibits may depart before 4pm Saturday. NO PARKING at loading ramps prior to 4pm.
4. FODDER
Feeding and watering of sheep to be owner's responsibility. Feed containers will be provided. One third of a bale of hay per pen will be supplied for bedding by the Society. No extra hay for bedding will be allowed on the grounds.
5. SECURITY
Sheep area will be patrolled by security personnel throughout Thursday and Friday nights. In addition one night-watchman will be in attendance both nights.
6. SOCIETY'S LIABILITY
The Society shall be under no liability for any loss or damage suffered by any exhibitor in respect of any property exhibited by him/her, whether caused by or attributable to the negligence of the Society or any of its servants or agents or otherwise-soever. The Society will not be responsible for any accident that may be caused through or by any exhibit or exhibitor and it shall be a condition of entry that each exhibitor shall hold the Society blameless and indemnified accordingly.
7. INSPECTION
Stewards may refuse to admit any infested or diseased sheep. If in their opinion any infringement is made the exhibits must immediately be removed from the grounds.
8. IRREGULAR ENTRIES
In the event of any sheep being entered in the wrong wool type and/or age group, the Inspection Committee has the right to request the stewards to place them in their proper class. After the inspection is completed, entry limits still apply, see condition 10. The Inspection Committee decision is final.
9. SHEARING DATES
All sheep are to be Regulation Shorn and inspected as per standing rules of SMBA of WA, except lambs.
10. NUMBER OF ENTRIES PER CLASS
classes 1-5 maximum two entries per exhibitor.
classes 6-41 maximum four entries per exhibitor.
classes 42-52 maximum three entries per exhibitor.

No exhibit to compete in more than one class, except for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 group classes which may be taken from single pens. Group classes to be selected from exhibits in general classes. The Committee reserves the right to restrict the number of entries in any class, should the need arise.
11. POLL MERINO STANDARDS
The following definitions will apply as standards to be observed when Poll Merinos are exhibited at shows or offered for sale as a stud poll sheep. 
a) For a ram to be classed as a Poll Merino ram it must:
    (i) Be sired by a Merino ram or a Poll Merino ram out of a Merino ewe or a Poll Merino ewe, and
    (ii) Have a concavity in the bone of the skull on the horn site. A bone knob or small scur may be set in the concavity of the skull. (Note: A scur is a horny growth not attached to the frontal bone). 
    (iii) Not have a scur or bone knob either of which measures more than 25mm in diameter across the widest part of its base.
    (iv) If in the opinion of the inspection committee the scurs have been deliberately tampered with, the sheep will be disqualified.
b) For a ewe to be classed as a Poll Merino ewe it must:
    (i) Be sired by a Merino or a Poll Merino ram, out of a Merino or Poll Merino ewe, and
    (ii) Have a concavity in the bone of the skull on the horn site.
    (iii) Have no sign of any horn growth or bone knob set in the concavity.
12. IDENTIFICATION
All sheep must be accompanied by a waybill on delivery. Waybills to be delivered to the Merino Office on Thursday, to receive livestock vehicle pass. No sheep identification tag to be transferred or altered except by stewards.
13. OTHER CONDITIONS
Exhibitors are specially requested to make themselves thoroughly conversant with the Regulations printed in the Schedule and to comply with them.
14. ENTRY FEE: $10 each entry (members) or $12.50 each entry (non-members) (inc GST).
MEMBERSHIP FEE: Exhibitor must be a current Financial Member if claiming Member Entry Fee rates. Membership Application Form is in the centre of this schedule. Membership Fee entitles holder to member and guest pass valid both days. Single Membership entitles holder to member only pass (one), valid both days. Members are entitled to free parking in the SPECIFIED Members Parking area on the grounds and admission to Members Bar.
15. ANY SUBJECT NOT COVERED BY THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE DECIDED BY THE COMMITTEE.

WAGIN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
THANKS ALL SPONSORS OF THE MERINO AND POLL MERINO CLASSES
FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF MAKE SMOKING HISTORY WAGIN WOOLORAMA

 

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