Wilson applauds State Sheep Show

QMSSA president Max Wilson applauds State Sheep Show


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STRONG SHOWING: There were over 100 sheep on display at the 2019 Queensland State Sheep Show held at Roma over the weekend.

STRONG SHOWING: There were over 100 sheep on display at the 2019 Queensland State Sheep Show held at Roma over the weekend.

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More than 100 sheep were on display across the two days.

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Queensland Merino Stud Sheepbreeders' Association president Max Wilson, Wilgunya Merino Stud, Dirranbandi, has applauded everyone involved in the 2019 Queensland State Sheep Show at Roma, saying it was a great effort.

With more than 100 sheep on display across the two days, studs from across Queensland and new South Wales enjoyed great success.

"We had some southern studs come up and give us a bit of a work over but we love having them here," Mr Wilson said.

"At the end of the day, they're the fellas we have to beat and have to match with.

"Our sheep are getting better and better all the time; a lot of effort is being spent on genetics and that's starting to show."

Mr Wilson said despite the ongoing dry conditions, it was great to see the resurgence of the sheep industry.

"There's plenty of evidence out there that the self-replacing Merino sheep operation is more successful than any other enterprise at the moment, and I can only see sheep prices going up, as long as we can add water," he said.

"Unfortunately not everywhere has gotten rain yet, even more unfortunate I'm one of them, but it'll happen.

"Lambs have hit $7 and it's just going to keep going up as we go through the winter.

"If we could just add water, we could get productivity happening, we could get a wool clip on the ground, and the wool market is just going to stay strong."

Strong interest from the next generation was clearly evident at the show, with 10 youngsters competing in the young judges competition.

Mr Wilson said it was fantastic to see.

"It's a testament to the young people that want to get involved," he said.

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