2024 SA Sheep Expo Program

An interactive 3-day program is prepared by the SA Sheep Expo Committee. The program includes hands-on sessions, demonstrations and presentations from leading industry experts. Each year a focus is given to a key topic of the industry, be it ewes, rams, or lambs, with technologies incorporated into each year's theme. Both wool and meat facets of the sheep industry are then represented in the program, with a range of sessions delivered by reputable industry specialists.

2024 Program Theme: "Lambs & Technology"

It's the year of the lamb on the 2024 Expo calendar! Think topics like lamb production, biosecurity, markets, health and nutrition, genetic evaluation and tips and tools to support and manage on-farm and off-farm decisions.
There will also be information on career pathways in the sheep industry, scholarship and work experience incentives, and some great prizes and bursaries on offer!

MORE DETAILS OF OUR 2024 PROGRAM WILL BE FOUND HERE CLOSER TO THE DATE

 


The 2023 Program focused on the Ram included:

  • Meet new friends and build industry networks for your future in the sheep industry
  • Learn key elements about Shearing Shed Design
  • Ram Selection and Assessment
  • Sheep handling and presentation for the show ring
  • Pre-Mating Ram Check
  • Learn how to take the perfect photo of a ram for promotions
  • Team Building Challenges facilitated by the SA Agricultural Show Next Generation Group

 

The 2021 Program focused on the Ewe included:

  • Ewe Nutrition with Anthony Pearce
  • Sheep Assessment with Ian Carr
  • Commercial classing with Josh Cousins
  • Disease Management
  • Soil Health
  • Animal Welfare
  • Ewe management
  • Reproductive technologies
  • Stock Handling & Ring-craft
  • Wool Industry sessions

Participants compete in age groups to maximize learning outcomes with major incentives being a study tour to the New Zealand and sponsored education bursaries for seniors, as well as other prizes for each age group.

The SA Sheep Expo is coordinated by an enthusiastic and passionate organizing committee comprising of a number of stud and commercial sheep producers and industry people who have a depth of knowledge in the sheep and livestock industry.