This year’s Taralga ANZ Agribusiness flock ewe competition has been won by Geoff Croker, “Meadow Drive”, Golspie (Winyar blood).
Second was Estelle and David Roberts, “Eastleigh”, Golspie (Boudjah blood).
The winners were announced at last weekend’s Taralga Show.
Third was Brian Corby, “Bunjie”, Taralga (Carrabungla blood), followed by Chris Croker, “Ayrston”, Golspie (Thalaba blood) and Steve Mills, “Seamans”, Golspie (Stillbrook blood).
The five finalists brought three flock ewes to the show which then competed in commercial competitions.
“Eastleigh” won Merino pen of three, best ewe and the Joe Croker Memorial Trophy.
Supreme Merino exhibit was a finewool ram from John Williams’ Thalaba stud at Laggan.
The top two from the Taralga comp will now contest the Southern Tablelands flock ewe comp this Friday.
The five finalists at Taralaga Show were selected by judges, Ben Patrick, Yarrawonga stud, Cunningar, and George Merriman, Merryville stud, Boorowa, during an on-property tour of 11 flocks.
A junior judging contest held during the flock ewe contest featured students from Crookwell High and St Stanislaus College, Bathurst, and one independent competitor, Tyler Ferguson, Goulburn.
He will join Hugh Croker and Cameron Trengrove from Stannies and Ashleigh Landford and D’arcy Slater from Crookwell in the final during the Southern Tablelands flock ewe competition.