Agricultural Competitions

There are a variety of agricultural competitions. The ones for 2020 are shown below. The 2022 competitions and rules will be determined as the Show schedule is prepared. Many of the rules below will likely be similar in 2022.

Collection of exhibits and prizes:

  • Exhibits can be collected after 4 pm.
  • Prizes, certificates and prize money can be collected from the Secretary’s Office after the event.
  • The committee cannot accept any responsibility for exhibits or prize money not collected by 5.00 pm on show day.

Wool

All fleeces must be grown by the exhibitor. All entries must be skirted ewe or wether fleeces. All fleeces must be in wool packs – no plastic bags accepted. Fleeces must be from commercially run flocks and must not be shedded or rugged. Fleeces must be delivered by (to be announced) to Roberts Wool store, Brighton.

Sashes for Grand Champion Fleece and Most Commercially Valuable Fleece and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each class.

Grand Champion Fleece – WB Downie Memorial. Prize donated by the Downie Family.

Prize money: To be determined

Categories

  • Less than 18 Microns  
  • 18 to 20 Microns  
  • 20 to 23 Microns
  • 23 Microns and above

Fodder and Pasture

Pastures are judged during 2nd week of March 2020.  Results will be displayed in the Wool Pavilion on show day. The minimum pasture size is 2ha, sown prior to autumn 2019 and within 50km of Bream Creek. To enable a fairer assessment of entries, entrants need to provide basic information for each entry giving the basic sowing, fertiliser and grazing history.

Prize money: to be determined

Categories

  • Irrigated pasture
  • Non – irrigated Pasture
  • Best Fodder Crop

Scarecrow Competition

Entry is open to all.  Competitors may enter as a group, family, school or individual.

Exhibits accepted at the Secretary’s Office by 9.00am on show day.

Emphasis should be on the use of natural materials.

Judging will take place at 10.15am on Show day.

Prize money: To be determined

Sheep Yard Dogs Competition

The Tasmanian Yard Dog Association will conduct a competition with three classes:

  • Novice event
  • Open event
  • Improver event

Sashes and prizes will be awarded for each competition category.