Our Shearing Competition has been held on the first Saturday in February since 1963, i.e 57 years and counting. We bring a stage into the Memorial Hall in Marton with 6 stands and spectators get to watch local talent and world famous competitors shear more than 1100 sheep over the course of a day.
We have as many as 120 shearers and 55 woolhandlers showcasing the energy, skill and talent of sheep shearing in five grades - novice, junior, intermediate, senior and open. We host the PGG Wrightson Lamb Shear event and Wales vs SSNZ Development Series 2020.
Our total prize money is over $10,000, going to 12th place for all grades except novice. We are a non-profit community event, for young and old, bringing the town and country together to enjoy each other's company and a great shearing spectacle.