2023 Results

Congratulations to all 2023 schools and students who participated in the School Merino Wether Competition.
This year, the 2023 Merino SA School Merino Wether Competition (SMWC), saw Forty South Australian Schools compete against one another with 77 teams of three Merino Wether lambs.

The SMWC provides opportunities for students to have contact with many aspects of the Merino sheep industry from Stud and Commercial Breeders, Stock Agents, Wool Buyers, through to Processors. It aims to practically educate and engage students on the commercial production of Merino sheep by giving them a memorable hands-on experience, covering a broad spectrum of sheep and wool production skills.

Congratulations to the following schools and their students, on their placings in the 2023 School Merino Wether Competition:

Best Pen of Three Wethers (Spence, Dix & Co)

  1. Kingston Community School 1
  2. Cleve Area School 1
  3. Karcultaby Area School 2

Three Most Valued Fleeces (Australian Wool Network)

  1. Unity College 1
  2. Orroroo Area School
  3. Balaklava High School 1

Best Meat Value (Thomas Foods International)

  1. Orroroo Area School
  2. Burra Community School 2
  3. Urrbrae Agricultural High School 1

Highest Weight Gain by a Group (Urrbrae Agricultural High School)

  1. Faith Lutheran College 1
  2. Urrbrae Agricultural High School 1
  3. Unity College 2

Supreme Pen - Overall Meat & Fleece Winner (John Rothwell Perpetual Shield and The Mutooroo Pastoral Co)

  1. Unity College 1

Most Professional Show Team (ATASA)

  1. Kingston Community School
  2. Karcultaby Area School
  3. Gladstone High School
  4. Urrbrae Agricultural High School

Show Team Development Award (Elders Trainee Program)

  1. Renmark High School

Handler Award (Rabobank)

  1. Shayla Lepse - Urrbrae Agricultural High School
  2. Tamika Pottage – Willunga High School
  3. Matilda Keller – Tintinara Area School

An enormous thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Spence Dix & Co
  • Australian Wool Network
  • Thomas Foods - Australia
  • Mutooroo Pastoral Co
  • Elders
  • Rabobank Australia
  • Australian Wool Innovation
  • Royal Adelaide Show

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