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Australia is the largest producer of wool in the world, with millions of sheep shorn across the country every year!

The woolliest blue ribbon all-stars will compete for glory in the Livestock Pavilion  from Saturday 22 – Monday 24 September, with the prestigious All Breeds Sheep Interbreed to take place on Sunday 23 September.

To get even closer to sheep of all breeds and sizes, cuddle a lamb in the Animal Nursery, try your hand at shearing a sheep in The Farmhouse or stop by The Animal Farmyard in the middle of the Show to see sheep in their paddocks as they would be at home.

When and where to find sheep

Saturday 22 – Monday 24 September 
The Livestock Pavilion 

Sunday 23 September 
All Breeds Sheep Interbreed 

Daily 
- The Animal Farmyard 
- The Farmhouse 
- Animal Nursery 

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Add to Planner All about Sheep with Farmer Darryl

The Animal Farmyard

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1:45PM - 2:00PM daily

Want to learn about the wooliest animals in The Animal Farmyard? Farmer Darryl is here to cure your sheep curiosity and answer any questions you have about the life of lambs on a farm.

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The Livestock Pavilion

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10:00AM - 7:00PM daily

Ever wondered what makes each sheep breed different? With more than 72 million sheep in Australia, there are breeds of all shapes and sizes. Rams, ewes and lambs will be a part of this display of Australian agriculture's finest, across a variety of breeds. See them up close and learn about the various breeds of sheep found in Victoria.

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The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 22 Sep 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • 23 Sep 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • 24 Sep 9:30am - 5:00pm

Come and see the finest rams, ewes and lambs vie for a champion's ribbon and find out who will be crowned the 2018 Supreme Exhibit for their breed! Breeds being judged at this time include: Black & Coloured, Border Leicester, Corriedale, Dorper, Dorset Down, Southdown, Lincoln, Perendale, Romney, Texel, South Suffolk, Hampshire Down, Suffolks, White Dorper, White Suffolks and Wiltshire Horn.

Add to Planner Highlight Sheep: Texel Feature Show

The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 22 Sep 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The feature sheep breed for the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show is the Texel. Come and celebrate this amazing breeds' 25th anniversary with the Texel Feature Show on Saturday 22 September.

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The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 24 Sep 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Some of the best Sheep genetics will be up for sale in the first sheep auction to take place at the Royal Melbourne Show in many years

Add to Planner Sheep: Poll Dorset Breed Judging (Day 2)

The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 23 Sep 9:30am - 5:00pm

Come and see the finest rams, ewes and lambs vie for a champion's ribbon and find out who will be crowned the 2018 Supreme Exhibit for their breed! One of the largest breeds in Australia, the Poll Dorset, will be judged in the morning.

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The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 23 Sep 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Victoria's most prestigious sheep competition will be judged with various breeds vying for a coveted blue ribbon. Sheep will be assessed on a number of criteria to be awarded the grand prize with judges on hand to explain their selection.
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The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 24 Sep 9:30am - 1:30pm

Encouraging youth participation in agriculture, watch as students from across south-east Australia representing their schools, put their skills to the test in sheep judging and handling competitions.

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The Farmhouse featuring the Department of Education and Training

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10:30AM, 1:00PM & 3:30PM daily (approx. 30mins)

Australia is the world's largest producer of wool - but have you ever wondered how the wool gets from the sheep's back into your woolly jumper? Watch a real sheep being shorn whilst learning all about wool, why it is so important and how it is graded. Professional shearers will take the crowd through the shearing process fleece by fleece every day. You can even receive a lesson from the master shearers and try your hand at shearing a sheep!

Add to Planner Sheep - Full Timetable and Results

It’s never been easier to find out everything you need to know about the Royal Melbourne Show Sheep competition, with the full schedule, timetable and live results all available in one place! View online

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The Livestock Pavilion

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10:00AM - 7:00PM daily (Saturday 29th closes at 6:00PM)

See the best sheep and alpaca fleece from around the country on display in this blue ribbon competition. The finest fibre will be on show!

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