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Schools Angora Wether Competition

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID 19, the Goat Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) have cancelled the 2021 Sydney Royal Schools Angora Wether Competition.

The Goat Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is pleased to invite all NSW schools with the facilities for keeping goats to participate in the Sydney Royal Schools Angora Wether Competition. This Competition is proudly supported by the RAS and with prize support from Australian Mohair Marketing Organisation and Mohair Australia Ltd.

The Sydney Royal Schools Angora Wether Competition will run as a trial at your school, with students rearing and preparing a pen of three goats to compete at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Schools are welcome to compete with more than one team of wethers.

The Competition is judged by experts from the goat industry and consists of the following components:

  • Production Class: Pen of 3 Angoras, 12 months and older, in commercial length fleece. Goats are judged on their confirmation, mohair and carcase characteristics. Mohair samples are collected and tested. Goats will be shorn and all fleeces collected, weighed and valued according to current market prices.

  • Herdsmen's Competition: Students will be judged on the best displayed and maintained Pen of 3 goats, including the groomed appearance of the goats, cleanliness and presentation of the pens plus engagement with the public.

  • Project Component: Students are to create a presentation detailing how students have raised goats for show. Presentations are to be presented in-ring.

For more information, please contact the Goat Competition Co-ordinator on piggoat@rasnsw.com.au.