• Entry fees shall be as determined from time to time and must be paid at the time of entry.
  • All sheep exhibited must be drawn from flocks registered with a Breed Society recognised by the Midland Agricultural Association. No stock can be exhibited by an agent unless the owner be a Member of the Association.
  • Entry for Special Classes must be made at the time of general entry. An entry fee for special classes is required.
  • The name, residence and district of the Exhibitor, the breed of animal he/she intends to exhibit, the pedigree of the stock, so far as known (breeders name to be given), must be given to the Secretary at the time of general entry.
  • Stock or produce of any kind for which there is no class in the schedule may be exhibited as Extra Exhibits if entered before the general closing date of entry, provided each such entry shall have paid the prescribed fee. All such entries shall be subject to the approval of the Executive. The Judges will inspect and report on Extra Exhibits, and will give certificate of merit to those considered worthy.
  • All stock exhibited at the show must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor.
  • A Competitor may enter any number of lots in any class but he/she may not exhibit any individual sheep in more than one class other than Special Classes.
  • The competing stock will be classed and distinguished by tickets or numbers to be fixed to each lot immediately after they are placed in Show Yard. The Committee of the Association will appoint skilled persons to act as Judges.
  • The Judges, on entering the Show Yard shall immediately proceed to examine and decide on the merits of the stock. When the inspection is finished, the Judges shall sign and give in their reports to the Committee, and their award shall be final, provided no objection is raised against the prize animals’ right to compete in their respective classes.
  • The Association will appoint Stewards to accompany the Judges and carry out such duties as prescribed in “Instructions to Stewards”.
  • The Committee is empowered to fix the amount of the prizes.
  • Judging of Merinos, Corriedales and Polwarths will commence at 9.00am Friday.
  • Judging of Prime Lamb Breeds will commence at 9.00 am Saturday.
  • Horses must be on the showground at such times as shall be determined by the Equestrian Committee.
  • The Committee is empowered to relax this regulation if they deem it necessary.
  • Tickets will be fixed to the pens of prize animals in each breed and stock shall not be rugged during the hours that the show is open on Saturday, nor be removed from the Showground until after 3.30 pm on Saturday. Any person deviating from these conditions will, if a prize taker, forfeit the prize or prizes as the case may be, or be liable to a fine of $10.00 for each infringement.
  • No person will be allowed to examine sheep until after the awards have been made, unless accompanied by the owner or his/her representative. Horn brands are to be covered.
  • The Association will not be held responsible under any circumstance whatever for Exhibits, for any damage or injuries thereto, or for any loss or misdelivery thereof.
  • The Committee shall have no choice, but are hereby required to enforce provisions of this Rule, any Rule to the contrary notwithstanding.
  • All trophies are to remain in possession of the MAA. At the discretion of the Association, certain trophies are presented to winners at the show and are made available for photo and other marketing opportunities.

Please Note: All Merino sheep must be mid-side sampled using blade shears in early May 2018 by selected SMBAT and/or MAA representatives. The samples will be sent to AWTA for testing. Samples will be tested for micron, standard deviation and co-efficient of variation. This information will not be taken into account for classification. The test results will be displayed on the poll tag on Friday morning. The wool samples will be submitted to AWTA for testing by the M.A.A, however, the exhibitor will be invoiced by the M.A.A to cover the cost of each test carried out. Test results will be submitted with entries and remain the property of the association, and are the responsibility of the Chief Sheep Steward, who will maintain show integrity by controlling their release.