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New Zealand Sheepbreeders' Association

Fostering the improvement of all sheep breeds and providing a unified body whose collective voice has a beneficial effect on the total NZ sheep industry

New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition

This unique hogget competition gives farmers the opportunity to benchmark their flocks against others at both local and national level, as well as giving them the chance to compare different farming systems and learn from other competitors as well as the judging panel. All farmers are invited to enter and ‘give it a go’, and what better way to assess your progress?

“I continue to be in awe of the passion and commitment of the many people involved with this competition who contact farmers encouraging entries, giving up their time and effort for the duration of this event” Greg Burgess, New Zealand Sheepbreeders’ Assn.

2021 NZ Ewe Hogget Competition Postponed

Due to circumstances beyond our control it is disappointing to advise that the New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition has had to be postponed this year as within 6 months a number of convenors have retired and left their area. Convenors remain the backbone of this grass roots competition and this year we will be looking at sourcing new people on the ground throughout New Zealand.

The NZ Hogget Competition remains the only commercial sheep competition in New Zealand and will leave a void this year, but we are hopeful and aim to meet with enthusiastic people throughout New Zealand, as well as our sponsors in the hope that we can recommence a revised competition next year.

Remembering we currently receive on average 225 entries every year and in 2019, 151000 ewe hoggets were judged throughout New Zealand with our Field Days on the winners property always attracting more than 200 people, it is disappointing but we are hopeful we can initiate interest from potential convenors and have everything in place for 2022.

More news to follow this year.

Brian and Anna Coogan

2019 Winners NZ Ewe Hogget Competition

Brian and Anna Coogan

New Zealand Sheepbreeders' Association

The New Zealand Sheepbreeders Association administers the affairs for those breeds of sheep currently under its umbrella whilst actively promoting the stud breeding sheep industry.

Working to improve sheep breeds, maintain their purity, collect pedigree information, and encourage the use of performance records.

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