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National Golden Fleece Competition 2019 

Managed by British Wool in association with JG Animal Health, farmers registered with British Wool can enter the competition via British Wool’s network of 11 grading depots. Qualifying fleece competitions will also be held at 18 agricultural shows across the UK during 2019. 

The competition aims to showcase the exceptional quality of British wool, highlighting the importance of fleece presentation in maximising the value of wool.

Last year’s winning fleece was from the Shetland breed and entered by Robin and Margaret McEwen-King. The 2018 Reserve Champion title was awarded to Sam McConnell from Co Down in Northern Ireland with a Rouge fleece. Robin and Margaret McEwen-King, last year’s competition winners said, “We were delighted and overwhelmed that we had produced the Champion Golden Fleece for 2018. We have been farming in Scotland for 26 years and have always had a great interest in producing quality wool. We were very proud to represent Scotland in the final and it was a great honour to receive this award.”

Judging for the 2019 Golden Fleece competition will take place across 2 stages, with the eight finalists invited to a presentation ceremony in Bradford during December all receiving a £125 product voucher from JG Animal Health. The 2019 National Golden Fleece Champion will receive a competition salver and £1000 prize money. Reserve Champion will receive £500.

Click here for competition rules.