RNA Beef Councillor Gary Noller said that the number of intrastate entries is enough for the competition to remain competitive.
KI locals Stan Gorton and Sabrina Davis are taking part in the 2021 Adelaide Festival of Ideas today.
Concern that years of valuable knowledge built up by Australia's live export stockmen and women is being lost has prompted a forum to be organised for Darwin in November.
The next generation of meat sheep judges will vie for top honours in next month's national competition, to be held at the Royal Queensland Show.
The best young Merino sheep judges from across Australia and NZ will compete for the national title next month.