There is always more than meets the eye at the Hillside Rural NSW State Sheep Show. As the largest combined breed sheep show in the state, there is always something going on that the camera can capture.
Jock Kirby, Amarula stud, Graves End, learning the ropes of stud showing with his Dorper ram which came first in his class and then later sashed reserve champ junior Dorper ram.
Champion and reserve champ South Suffolk ewes. Pictured is judge Brendan Mansbridge, Brooklyn Poll Dorsets, Eugowra, with Holly Jones and Clancy Barry of St Pauls College, Walla Walla.
Lucy Parkes, Wellington, evens up the wool of one of her Lynwood Border Leicester stud ewes prior to judging.
Judge, Tony Inder, Allendale stud, Wellington watches as Courtney Petrie, Mt Arrowsmith Station, Canterbury, NZ sashes the champion fine-medium wool Merino ram, shown and held by Garry Cox, Langdene stud, Dunedoo.
Jake Chard, Smithton Farm stud, Glen Innes and Isla McIndoe of KIS stud, parades one of the Smithton White Suffolk rams during class judging.
Dubbo Show Society president, Chris Edwards, sashes the long wool interbreed champion ewe, the Border Leicester of Retallack stud, Ariah Park, held and exhibited by Graham Grinter.
Josh O’Connor, “Lynwood”, Eumungerie, with his grand champion hoof and hook pen of lambs and holds the Paul Sinclair Memorial trophy. The lambs were champion on the hoof and champion local entry and trade weight hoof class winner.