Sheep displays to be shear class

Rueben HaleThe West Australian
Blade shearer Courtney Sutherland and Merino steward Kevin Ball.
Camera IconBlade shearer Courtney Sutherland and Merino steward Kevin Ball. Credit: The West Australian

Merino breeders will be trying their hardest to impress the judges at this year's Woolorama, and they might even hang around after for a haircut.

Merino steward Kevin Ball said the event would feature the State heat of the National Merino Pair of the Year Competition, sponsored by Countryman.

The competition is for a Merino pair ram and ewe, of any age, horn or poll.

"As always, our breeders will be competing for the supreme exhibit award," he said.

Mr Ball said this year there would be a motorbike up for grabs as part of the Ag-Bike Challenge Competition.

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.


He said legendary blade shearer Courtney Sutherland would be on hand after the judging to sheer sheep.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails