True types take top gong

True types take top gong


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White Suffolk champion ewe and ram, exhibited by Mick Wall, Borrehma, Braidwood and Jason and Thomas Barker, Timor, Parkes, sashed by Jane and Mark Yates, Yerong Creek.

White Suffolk champion ewe and ram, exhibited by Mick Wall, Borrehma, Braidwood and Jason and Thomas Barker, Timor, Parkes, sashed by Jane and Mark Yates, Yerong Creek.

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The White Suffolk breed’s top titles were awarded to Borrehma, Braidwood and Timor, Parkes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for their true-to-type exhibits.

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THE White Suffolk breed’s top titles were awarded to Borrehma, Braidwood and Timor, Parkes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for their true-to-type exhibits.  

Judge Mark Yates, Yerong Creek, NSW, described the April 2015-drop grand champion ram exhibit as a great representative of the breed.

Led by Timor White Suffolk stud principal Jason Barker, the ram was a triplet son of Timor99, and will be retained as a stud sire.

“He is the ram I have been looking for for a very long time,” Mr Barker said.

The reserve champion ram title was sashed to Kinnellar White Suffolk Stud, Canowindra, NSW.

Borrehma’s 11-strong show team made an impact in the female judging, taking out the grand champion and reserve title.

While Mr Yates praised the reserve champion for her traditional type frame, it was the grand champion’s full package that got her over the line.

The ewe was a rising one year-old daughter sired by a Wingamin, Karoonda, SA, ram.

Her type, including structure, stance, presence and muscling was applauded by Mr Yates who said “she exhibits everything I am looking for in a show animal”.

“She is a pleasure to put your hands on with nice meat coverage through the loins and right down through the twist,” he said.

“Exhibitors should be congratulated on two magnificent exhibitors.”

It was a successful day for Borrehma, who also took out the objective measurement class, after joining the show circuit just four years ago.

Stud principal Mick Wall said their significant investment in genetics was starting to show results.

“It is a young stud and we are starting to show out colours with consistency across the stud,” he said.​ 

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