The Next Generation

seven young teenagers standing with arms crossed and looking at the camera. They are mostly wearing brightly coloured shearing singlets and shorts.

Act Belong Commit Darkan Sheepfest President, Jodie King, cannot have more passion for sheep, wool and involving young Australians in the industry.

โ€œIโ€™m so excited to see The Next Generation Hub at Sheepfest this year. There are so many young people getting involved in the wool industry, this is our future for the next 50 years and I think it is in very capable hands!โ€

Jodie King

The Next Generation Hub is set to be a buzzing meeting place for youth at Act Belong Commit Darkan Sheepfest. There will be interactive activities as well as industry representatives present for meet and greet opportunities. These include Rural Ambassadors and Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia Next Gen Committee members Lauren Patane and Chloe Blight, WA Shearing Ambassadors, and Western Australian College of Agriculture representatives.

photo of smiling blonde woman wearing pearl stud earrings and blue and white striped shirt with arms resting on gate in a shearing shed. She has a broad smile and is looking at the camera.
Jodie King, Act Belong Commit Darkan Sheepfest President.
a teenaged boy wearing blue long-sleeved worksheet holds a sample of fine white merino wool in his hands as he looks at the camera. Behind him in the shearing shed, blurred in the background, shearers are bending down shearing sheep.
Ag College student Zaine Cuthbert, from Darkan, will be competing at the 2024 Darkan Sheepfest.

How to Have the Best Pet Sheep

BEST PET SHEEP IS BACK! Make sure to watch our video tutorial below on how to take out the win!

Judged Events are –

๐Ÿ† Best Name ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ† Best Looking ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ†Best Behaved ๐Ÿ‘

Then your pet sheep could be sashed ‘SUPREME PET SHEEP CHAMPION’!

It’s really easy to enter!

1) Just post your pet sheep selfie or photo with your sheep’s name, age and home town on our Facebook post

2) We will be in touch to confirm you are a finalist and invite you to bring your pet sheep to our show.

Great prizes and great fun!

Young Volunteers Get the Job Done

Young volunteers with stencilled wool bales at the Darkan town entry statement

We couldnโ€™t be prouder of some of our younger Act Belong Commit Darkan Sheepfest โ€˜Wool Work Forceโ€™ who have been hard at work over the weekend.

The biggest colouring in theyโ€™ve ever done in a day and the itchiest they have ever been!

The filling of our roadside wool bales (albeit with harvest chaff!) is the signal that the show countdown has begun! Thanks to the lovely local farmer who was happy to help out again!