Poll Merino Championships Class A91 Champion Strong Wool Poll Merino Ewe - Merino Sheep Competition

Class A91

A - Merino

EVENT | West Australian Sheep Show
DATES | Friday 8 and Saturday 9, March 2024
HEAD STEWARD | Peter Foley (Ph: 9861 1119, Mob: 0429 688 871) Email: wagsolutions@westnet.com.au
SUB COMMITTEE | G Hamersley, R Edward, D Kerr, E Patterson, P Foley, C Sutherland,
A Rowell, GD Ball, D Kerr, P Spooner, W Brockway, B Becker
STEWARDS | C Sutherland
OFFICE | M Brockway, S Foley
COMPERE | Graeme Curry
ENTRY FEE | $12 members, $14 non-members (each entry, including GST) Exhibitors must be current Financial Members if claiming Member Entry Fees. Membership Application available online.
ENTRIES CLOSE | Friday 23 February 2024 - NO LATE ENTRIES
JUDGING COMMENCES | 8:30am Friday 8th March
PENNING | Thursday 7th March
YOUNG JUDGES PRESENTATION | Saturday 9th March
TROPHY PRESENTATIONs | Saturday 1:30pm 9th March, Merino Judging Lawn

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: $12 each entry (members) or $14 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

REGULATION SHORN EXCEPT LAMBS — NO LAMBS IN GROUP CLASSES
OPEN CLASSES
1. H. BIGGIN MEMORIAL TROPHY - UTF Australia and P&L Ardagh ,
Group of 2 rams and 2 ewes, any
age, bred in W.A. by exhibitor. To be selected from exhibits in general classes. To be judged
with due regard to type and conformity, necessary in breeding. The four sheep comprising the
exhibit need not have same strength of wool. Limit 2 entries per breeder.
2. WOOLORAMA CUP — FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS, Group of 3 Merino rams.
CONDITIONS: Any age, any wool count, to be judged on evenness of conformity and type.
To be selected from exhibits in general classes. Limit 2 entries per breeder.
3. TR MURDOCH CUP — FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS, Group of 3 Poll Merino rams.
CONDITIONS: Any age, any wool count, to be judged on evenness of conformity and type.
To be selected from exhibits in general classes. Limit 2 entries per breeder.
4. NUTRIEN TROPHY, Group of 3 ewes. CONDITIONS: Any age, any wool count, to be judged on
evenness of conformity and type. To be selected from exhibits in general classes. Limit 2
entries per breeder.
5. COUNTRYMAN CUP, Merino Pair of the Year. One ram and one ewe bred by one owner. Winner
becomes state entrant to compete at Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show in July. To be selected from
exhibits in general classes. Limit 2 entries per breeder. NB: Pairs may be either horn or poll.

LIST OF RIBBONS
Supreme Grand Champion
Grand Champion Merino Ram                                 Reserve Grand Champion Merino Ram
Grand Champion Poll Merino Ram                          Reserve Grand Champion Poll Merino Ram
Grand Champion Merino Ewe                                  Reserve Grand Champion Merino Ewe
Grand Champion Poll Merino Ewe                           Reserve Grand Champion Poll Merino Ewe
Grand Champion Lamb

Champion Two Tooth Ram
Champion Two Tooth Ewe
Champion Ewe Lamb
Champion Ram Lamb
Champion Merino Lamb Pair, Horn or Poll

Champion Superfine Merino Ram                             Reserve Champion Superfine Merino Ram
Champion Superfine Poll Merino Ram                      Reserve Champion Superfine Poll Merino Ram
Champion Superfine Merino Ewe                             Reserve Champion Superfine Merino Ewe
Champion Superfine Poll Merino Ewe                      Reserve Champion Superfine Poll Merino Ewe
Champion Fine Wool Merino Ram                            Reserve Champion Fine Wool Merino Ram
Champion Fine Wool Poll Merino Ram                     Reserve Champion Fine Wool Poll Merino Ram
Champion Fine Wool Merino Ewe                             Reserve Champion Fine Wool Merino Ewe
Champion Fine Wool Poll Merino Ewe                      Reserve Champion Fine Wool Poll Merino Ewe
Champion Fine Medium Wool Merino Ram               Reserve Champion Fine Medium Wool Merino Ram
Champion Fine Medium Wool Poll Merino Ram        Reserve Champion Fine Medium Wool Poll Merino Ram
Champion Fine Medium Wool Merino Ewe                Reserve Champion Fine Medium Wool Merino Ewe
Champion Fine Medium Wool Poll Merino Ewe         Reserve Champion Fine Medium Wool Poll Merino Ewe
Champion Medium Wool Merino Ram                       Reserve Champion Medium Wool Merino Ram
Champion Medium Wool Poll Merino Ram                Reserve Champion Medium Wool Poll Merino Ram
Champion Medium Wool Merino Ewe                        Reserve Champion Medium Wool Merino Ewe
Champion Medium Wool Poll Merino Ewe                 Reserve Champion Medium Wool Poll Merino Ewe
Champion Strong Wool Merino Ram                          Reserve Champion Strong Wool Merino Ram
Champion Strong Wool Poll Merino Ram                   Reserve Champion Strong Wool Poll Merino Ram
Champion Strong Wool Merino Ewe                           Reserve Champion Strong Wool Merino Ewe
Champion Strong Wool Poll Merino Ewe                    Reserve Champion Strong Wool Poll Merino Ewe

TROPHIES
The following have generously donated Trophies and awards for the Merino and Poll Merino Section
SUPREME GRAND CHAMPION_________________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
GRAND CHAMPION MERINO RAM______________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MERINO RAM_____________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
GRAND CHAMPION MERINO EWE______________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MERINO EWE ____________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
GRAND CHAMPION POLL MERINO RAM_________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION POLL MERINO RAM________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
GRAND CHAMPION POLL MERINO EWE_________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION POLL MERINO EWE________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
CHAMPIONS________________________________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
RESERVE CHAMPIONS_______________________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
MOST POINTS, OPEN____________________________________ MIDLAND STOCKYARDS
MOST POINTS, HORN_______________________________________MILNE AGRI GROUP
MOST POINTS, POLL _______________________________________MILNE AGRI GROUP
MOST POINTS, EWES_______________________________________GENSTOCK PTY LTD
MOST POINTS IN SHEEP AND WOOL__________________________________GENSTOCK
WA MERINO EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR_____________________NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS
CLASS 1 — H. BIGGIN MEMORIAL TROPHY_____________UTF Australia and P&L ARDAGH
CLASS 2 — WOOLORAMA CUP _________________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
CLASS 3 — TR MURDOCH CUP _________________________FARM WEEKLY and ELDERS
CLASS 4 — NUTRIEN TROPHY GROUP OF 3 EWES __________NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS
CLASS 5 — COUNTRYMAN CUP MERINO PAIR OF THE YEAR_______THE COUNTRYMAN
CLASS 15 _____________________BROOMEHILL STOCKFEEDS & TALLY TAGS OF WAGIN
CLASS 31____________________________BROOMEHILL STOCKFEEDS & SWINGER TAGS
CHAMPION TWO TOOTH RAM_________________________________NAB AGRIBUSINESS
CHAMPION TWO TOOTH EWE_________________________________NAB AGRIBUSINESS
GRAND CHAMPION LAMB______________________________BROOMEHILL STOCKFEEDS
CHAMPION EWE LAMB ______________________COUNTRY WIDE INSURANCE BROKERS
CHAMPION RAM LAMB_______________________COUNTRY WIDE INSURANCE BROKERS
RAM LAMB PAIR____________________________COUNTRY WIDE INSURANCE BROKERS

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Poll Merino Championships Class A91: Champion Strong Wool Poll Merino Ewe Entry Fee: $0.00 Location: Merino Judging Lawn Online Competition Entries will open in 20th January 2024 Competitions Start from: 08:00 Sponsors: Farm Weekly; Country Wide Insurance Brokers; Farm Weekly; Elders; Milne Feeds; Nutrien Ag Solutions; Universal Trailers & Feeders; Stud Merino Breeders Association of WA; Zoetis Australia; West Coast Poly; Micron Man; Johnson Property Group; Bankwest; National Australia Bank; Tallytags Swingertag; Rural Data; Midland Stockyards; Broomehill Stockfeeds Prizes: 1st - $150 cash, Champion Poll Merino Ewe, 2nd - $75 cash, Reserve Champion Poll Merino Ewe
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