JV Goodwin Memorial Shield


Spring Lamb Show winners

  • Producers enter pens of 10
  • Three different weight ranges
  • 40-44.5 kg, 45-49.5 kg and 50+ kg.
  • The Champion Pen wins the JV Goodwin Memorial Shield
  • Named after our good mate, auctioneer Jason Goodwin who tragically died at the age of 36.

2020 - Roworth & Son, Duri |Roworths take Shield

John and Helen Roworth and family “Minarooba’ Duri have taken out the Jason Goodwin Memorial Shield with their April/May drop heavy export lambs, weighing 56-57kg, in Tamworth today.   

 It was a surprise win with Davidson Cameron agent, Scott Newberry, entering John’s lambs and obviously a decision that paid off.  While the Roworths have previously won a category in the annual competition they have never won the Champion pen and John said it was “terrific” to win the shield named in Jason’s honour. It represents a fantastic turn around for the Roworths who were forced to destock their property for the first time since 1948 during the drought. John says the turnaround in the last 6 months has been amazing, stressing they are a small family farm and there was a lot of family effort involved in the win.  The lambs were knocked down by Scott Newberry, Davidson Cameron for $202.

 Speaking on behalf of the judges, Brian Wellings, Fletchers Internationa,l said it was a ‘tight contest” and congratulated vendors who stayed in the lamb industry after an horrendous drought, adding that the sale included some of the heaviest lambs he’s ever seen from last year’s winners, the Kirton family of Walcha.  Commenting on the winning pen, Brian said, “the lambs that needed to be crutched were crutched” and “although there were heavier lambs here the winners were a beautiful pen of even suckers”.

 The light trade (pen 10 below) was won by Nigel and Lisa Lawson (DC) and made $155; medium trade category (pen 24 below) was won by Scott and Amanda Doyle (DC) and made $159; and the new Dorper category was won by Chriss (pictured below with Chris Paterson) and Sue Crowell, Glenbogie, Upper Moore Creek and sold by Chris Paterson for $160 .


2019 - Kirton Partnership, Walcha| From cyclones and drought to champions

Last year, 10-year-old Claudia Kirton from Walcha decided she wanted to enter the Spring Lamb Show.  Today, after one of the wort droughts on record and a devastating cyclone that smashed their property just days before Christmas last year, 11 year old Claudia took centre stage, surrounded by some of the industry’s best, to receive the JV Goodwin Memorial Shield on behalf of their family business Kirton Partnership.  Father Angus says that the 90-100 kg lambs were specifically targeted at the show and on feed all year, adding that “they were very different to a commercial enterprise, at a considerable cost, but it was really a project for Claudia and something to focus on in the drought.”


Simon Burke with winners Claudia and Angus Kirton, Kirton Partnership

Export | 50+kg

Angus, Lisa, Claudia and Henry Kirton| Kirton Partnership| Kirton|Walcha|DC

Trade | 45-49.5kg

Bernard, Courtney, Paul and Elaine McCulloch| Ripley Pastoral Co, Garoo| MCA

Light trade | 40-44.5kg

Janet Anderson| Bobby Byrne|Garoo| RWL

2018 - Robert & Marion Carey, Shannon View, Bective| New titleholder, new record - and a downpour

We think Jason Goodwin may well have been looking down on us today as the heavens opened up as Simon Burke announced Robert Carey, “Shannon View” Bective as this year’s winner of the 2018 Jason Goodwin Memorial Shield for his export weight (50+kg) lambs.   Robert took out the title for his “hand-picked” pen of 70-76 kg, Jan and July shorn lambs off barley grain and hay sourced from South Australia.  They were knocked down by agent Simon Burke to RJ Fletcher for $300 with Robert donating $300 to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.


Kim Newling (Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service), Robert Carey (winner)and Simon Burke (B&S)

Export | 50+kg

Robert & Marion Carey| Shannon View, Bective | B&S| $300

Trade | 45-49.5kg

Wheatacres Partnership| Tamworth| DCM| $276

Light trade | 40-44.5kg

JA Livingston|Walcha|Pitt| $159

2017 - Barton Partnership, Garoo|Bartons back up for second title

Barton Partnership, “Dunreath” Garoo have taken out the Jason Goodwin Memorial Shield for the second year running.


Max Douglas (Abelene Park Poll Dorsets), Ian Morgan (IML), Clive Barton (Barton Partnership), Millie Goodwin, Rhonda Claydon (TRLX),  Todd Cearney (NW Direct Sale)Brian Wellings (Fletchers) 

Heavy Export

Aitken Family|Nekia Downs, Duri| NLP| $178

Medium trade

Barton Partnership|"Dunreath" Garoo| IML| $300

Light trade

G&J Rogers| “Colly Plains North” Quirindi|PPA| $137

2016 - Barton Partnership, Garoo| 

With the livestock industry abuzz with record cattle prices, lambs stole the spotlight yesterday with the region’s best lambs competing for the JV Goodwin Memorial Shield.


Clive Barton receives the prize from Simon Burke, Terry Goodwin, Jim Meffig (Allflex) and Max Douglas

Heavy Export| 50+kg

Barton Partnership| "Dunreath" Garoo| IML| $400| total proceeds donated to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Trade| 45-49.5kg

Barton Partnership| "Dunreath" Garoo| IML

Light trade | 40-44.5kg

Janet Anderson|“Bobby Byrne”, Garoo| NLP