Changes to sheep classes for show

NEW CONTESTS: Sheep judging at the A&P Spring Show will include a couple of new competitions. The Ovation chilled lamb competition remains the same. Hylton Bayliss (left) and Will Faulks are pictured with the winning entries in 2017. File picture

The Short Contracting ewe hogget competition will become a breeding ewe competition at the A&P Spring Show this year, where a new competition will be introduced for old-season final-muster lambs, sponsored by Mangahauhau Hampshires.

“The idea is to attract more entries this year for the show sheep events, including the Ovation chilled lamb competition,” said sheep section spokesman Mark Candy.

“We hope the breeding ewe competition will attract entries from lifestyle block owners.”

Mr Candy said there would be some good prize money up for grabs for the breeding ewe and old-season lambs competitions.

“It can be won by anyone regardless of their property size.”

The Ovation chilled lamb competition kicks off the sheep component of the show on Friday, October 18. Entries are to be from stock born from May 1 that have been bred specifically for slaughter. They will be judged on the hoof and on the hook.

The old-season final-muster lambs will be judged the same way on October 18.

“All entries must still have lamb teeth and be ewe or wether lambs only.”

Like the chilled lambs, the old-season lambs will be processed at Ovation’s Gisborne plant.

The prize range for the chilled lambs will be $500, $250 and $150, first, second and third, for both hoof and hook, with the champion lamb prize of $500.

The hoof and hook winners in the Mangahauhau Hampshires old-season lambs competition receive $400, with a lucky draw prize of $200.

The Short Contracting breeding ewe competition will be on Saturday, October 19.

“Entries must be single two-tooth or mixed-age ewes with a lamb or lambs at foot. All breeds accepted.”

The winner receives $600, with $300 for second and $100 for third.

“We hope these initiatives lead to an increase in the sheep judging component of the show.”

  • For further information, contact Mr Candy on 863 7255 or Will Faulks on 021 901 695.

The Short Contracting ewe hogget competition will become a breeding ewe competition at the A&P Spring Show this year, where a new competition will be introduced for old-season final-muster lambs, sponsored by Mangahauhau Hampshires.

“The idea is to attract more entries this year for the show sheep events, including the Ovation chilled lamb competition,” said sheep section spokesman Mark Candy.

“We hope the breeding ewe competition will attract entries from lifestyle block owners.”

Mr Candy said there would be some good prize money up for grabs for the breeding ewe and old-season lambs competitions.

“It can be won by anyone regardless of their property size.”

The Ovation chilled lamb competition kicks off the sheep component of the show on Friday, October 18. Entries are to be from stock born from May 1 that have been bred specifically for slaughter. They will be judged on the hoof and on the hook.

The old-season final-muster lambs will be judged the same way on October 18.

“All entries must still have lamb teeth and be ewe or wether lambs only.”

Like the chilled lambs, the old-season lambs will be processed at Ovation’s Gisborne plant.

The prize range for the chilled lambs will be $500, $250 and $150, first, second and third, for both hoof and hook, with the champion lamb prize of $500.

The hoof and hook winners in the Mangahauhau Hampshires old-season lambs competition receive $400, with a lucky draw prize of $200.

The Short Contracting breeding ewe competition will be on Saturday, October 19.

“Entries must be single two-tooth or mixed-age ewes with a lamb or lambs at foot. All breeds accepted.”

The winner receives $600, with $300 for second and $100 for third.

“We hope these initiatives lead to an increase in the sheep judging component of the show.”

  • For further information, contact Mr Candy on 863 7255 or Will Faulks on 021 901 695.
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