Sheep are an extremely valuable part of Australia’s agricultural industry, and the economy. They provide us with food and clothing.
The BBX Royal Hobart Show presents many different breeds of sheep, most bred for a specific purpose (either wool or meat) and to benefit us as consumers. You can find out all about them in the Sheep section of our Education programme.
The sheep shown at the BBX Royal Hobart Show are the finest of their breed and are brought here to promote their industry and compete for Champion awards.
Sheep have horizontal slit-shaped pupils, and possess a wide peripheral field of vision with some ability to distinguish color. With approximately 270° to 320° of wide-angle vision, sheep can see behind themselves without turning their heads (though this ability may be impaired slightly by any wool present around the eyes).