White Suffolks, Border Leicesters take home top awards

White Suffolks, Border Leicesters take home top awards


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Brett and Cameron Picker, Rocdell White Suffolks, Bigga, with their White Suffolk ram which took out Supreme Short Wool Ram and Supreme Short Wool Sheep.

Brett and Cameron Picker, Rocdell White Suffolks, Bigga, with their White Suffolk ram which took out Supreme Short Wool Ram and Supreme Short Wool Sheep.

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Action continued on day two of sheep judging at the Canberra Royal Show on Saturday, with the crowning of the Supreme Interbreed sheep in long and short wool hair categories.

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Action continued on day two of sheep judging at the Canberra Royal Show on Saturday, with the crowning of the supreme interbreed sheep exhibit in long and short wool hair categories. 

The title of supreme interbreed short wool ram was awarded to a White Suffolk ram from Brett and Cameron Picker, Rocdell White Suffolks, Bigga. 

The ram went on to claim the title of supreme short wool sheep exhibit. 

Judge Peter Matus, Tara stud, Rockley, said the ram was very impressive and a worthy winner of the title. 

“He is beautifully balanced and very correct. There is lots of meat on him. He has just come out of 90 ewes in a tough season and is in fantastic condition.”

The ram is 19-months old and sired by a Baringa ram. 

Supreme interbreed long wool ram went to a a Border Leicester ram from Tom Corkhill, Normanhurst Border Leicesters, Boorowa. 

The ram went on to win the supreme long wool sheep exhibit sash. 

Mr Corkhill said he was very pleased with the result. 

“He has a very good carcase, good bone and a very correct structure. Also a very handy fleece of wool.”

Supreme interbreed short wool ewe was taken out by a Poll Dorset from Garry Armstrong, Armdale stud, Marrar. 

The 10-month old ewe was sired by Ulandi Park UP178. 

Poll Dorset judge Chris Squires, Shirley Downs, Quairading, WA, said the ewe was hard to fault. 

“It’s a tremendous sheep. It presents very well, walks and stands very correctly. She has a very strong hindquarters. Difficult to find anything to fault about her.”

The sash for supreme interbreed long wool ewe went to a one year old black and coloured Merino ewe from Chavalier College, Bowral. 

The Fred Eldering Memorial for supreme interbreed group was awarded to  Armdale stud, Marrar, for a team of one Poll Dorset ram and two ewes. 

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