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Sheep

Sheep have had a long and proud position in Australia’s rural history. Today sheep are a cornerstone of Australian agriculture and a proud part of our rural culture. Visit the Sheep and Wool Pavilion to learn all about this part of Australian agriculture. See champion animals and shearing demonstrations, learn some tips in the wool craft classes and shop for some superb wool products.

The Sydney Royal Sheep & Fleece Show is one of the largest and most prestigious Sheep & Fleece Shows in Australia.  Each year over 700 sheep and 100 fleeces are exhibited at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. For information on The Sydney Royal Sheep & Fleece Show competition, please click here.

Did you know?

• A sheep’s pregnancy period  is  5 months (150 days)
• After shearing, wool is classed into different categories and qualities. Premium wool is called the fleece; other categories are pieces, bellies, lox, stains and crutchings
• Each type of wool is used for different products

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