Sheep showing event in Goulburn Show will see the participation of some of the finest breeds.
Chief steward Narlisa Cooper said that sheep will return to Goulburn Show this year for the first time in over a decade and the event has already garnered a huge interest since the announcement that it's making a comeback.
"The sheep section will consist of Australian and British breeds, which are generally dual purpose or meat sheep breeds such as Poll Dorset, Border Leicester, Corriedale, and Suffolk including both black and white," she said.
"This year we will also have Hampshire Downs and Lincolns feature as well. So far, we have approximately 50 sheep from four breeds.
"Next year, we are hoping to add Merino to the show's program and show off the sheep that the Goulburn district is famous for."
It is believed that the Hampshire Down sheep arrived in Australia in the 1860s and are best known as a terminal sire as they impart great muscle on the hindquarter and the eye muscle.
Similarly, Lincolns are believed to have come to Australia in the first half of the 19th century. Today, there are only 12 Lincoln studs in Australia recording just 259 ewes joined in 2020.
Goulburn Show Society president Jacki Waugh had earlier confirmed the event is making a comeback this year where sheep of different breeds will be judged by the judges.
The sheep showing event will be held at the cattle yard area on Saturday, March 6 and the cattle event on Sunday, March 7.
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