WA’s biggest shearing competitors is about to go forward as a part of the Perth Royal Show on Saturday, September 25.
Royal Agriculture Society of WA shearing organiser Don Boyle stated that was the understanding he had from a gathering with RASWA heads simply two weeks in the past.
Mr Boyle, who has been organising the shearing competitors for greater than 25 years, stated entries have been now open.
“Competitors have until two weeks prior to the show to get their entries in,” he stated.
“Unfortunately, going on other shearing shows throughout the year, I reckon participation will be down this year.
“Most importantly, we don’t want it to slide another year, because if you let them slide for too long, it is very difficult to get them back again.”
The Perth Royal Show was cancelled final yr as a consequence of COVID-19.
Mr Boyle stated the primary good thing about working the celebrated RASWA Circuit Shearing Show was to advertise good-quality shearing.
“The farmer wants the wool on the table not under the table,” he stated.
Mr Boyle stated the shearing show would run with a “no frills” theme.
“We won’t have the Trans Tasman event with the New Zealand competitors and there will be no Eastern States shearers coming over, mostly because of potential COVID restrictions making it all the difficult,” he stated.
“The RASWA is working with minimal staff levels and finances are short, which will affect prize money, but competing at the Show is more about winning a prestigious award.”
Mr Boyle stated he welcomed all funding help to allow the shearing competitors to have a robust backing.
WA Competition Shearing Association president Greg Drew stated shearing exhibits had been efficiently been run at Wagin, Williams and Pingelly this yr, with solely the Darkan show cancelled due to COVID issues.
The State’s different shearing competitions are flagged for Koorda on September 4, Corrigin on September 11, Perth on September 25, Kojonup on October 23, Dinninup on November 2 and Boddington on November 6.
“All these shows are set to take place, unless we have COVID restrictions,” Mr Drew stated.
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