AgForce Merino Sheep

Competition Details

Competition Coordinators:

Lorraine Crothers
Phone: 0417 147 410

Lyndey Neal
Phone: 0417 653 897

Entry Form – Merino Sheep Young Judges
Instructions – How to use Computer Scoring Program
Judges Placing Card
Master Score Card (ORAL CLASS)
Master Score Sheet
Qld Ag Shows Rules – Merino Sheep & Fleece Young Judges
Visual – Physical Placings Card
Young Judges Computerised Judging System (Hormel Slide)
Young Judges Reason Card Template

              The Queensland State Final of the AgForce Merino Sheep competition and the Nutrien Wool Merino Fleece competition is held in conjunction with the QMSSA State Sheep Show each year.

              The competitions are open to:
    Young people aged 15 to under 25 years as of the 1st of May in the year of the Competitor’s State Final.

              A Queensland resident for a minimum three (3) months prior to competing; OR resident at a Queensland education institution OR residing interstate but can prove an affinity with a Queensland Agricultural Society.

              The State Winner will be invited to represent Queensland at the following years Agriculture Shows Australia National Championships held in a different state each year.

              Merino Sheep and Merino Fleece Young Judges competitions are conducted at many local Shows, however, all competitors are welcome to participate in the State Young Judges competition. They do not have to have competed on a local level.

              Nominations may be accepted on the day.

              Our youth are the future of our industries and our communities. It is imperative that we foster the development of judging skills and knowledge of young Queenslanders to ensure a selection of experienced judges for future Agricultural Shows. Young Judges also offer significant personal and professional opportunities as well as the ability to network with and learn from industry leaders. Developing skills such as public speaking, gaining personal confidence, creating interest and skills in agricultural careers, provides a great platform for young people to become involved in the sheep and wool industry.

    Year CategoryQueensland RepresentativeRepresenting
    2017National Merino Sheep Young Judges (Winner)Matthew Baker 
    2016National Merino Sheep Young JudgesLachie Brumpton 
    2015National Merino Sheep Young JudgesCharlie Brumpton 
    2014National Merino Sheep Young JudgesFelicity Brumpton


    2022 Queensland Ag Shows State Final Information will not be released until each Sub Chamber Final has been completed and the respective Sub Chamber representatives determined. The closing date for notification of Sub Chamber representatives is 30 June.