North South champions

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Sheep steward Ashley Wilson, Cameron Letham and Paul Jarick congratulate Simon Makeham, North South Border Leicesters, for his supreme prime lamb sire.

Sheep steward Ashley Wilson, Cameron Letham and Paul Jarick congratulate Simon Makeham, North South Border Leicesters, for his supreme prime lamb sire.

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Strong competition in the Border Leicester classes was the order of the day

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The champion Border Leicester ram exhibited by Simon Makeham, North South Border Leicesters, Wallendbeen, was eventually judged supreme prime lamb and dual-purpose breed ram of the 2019 Royal Canberra Show.

During the judging of the breed by Paul Jarick, Jindera, and associate Cameron Letham, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, the ram from the one year and under two class was considered an exemplary example of the breed.

“He is a terrific ram,” Mr Letham said.

“He has a great outlook and presents well … a very strong sirey head showing great character with outstanding wool cover and depth of body.”   

The reserve champion ram was shown by Scott and Kylie Anderson, Talkook Border Leicesters, Crookwell.

"The reserve is also a very good ram, and it shows the breed has a lot of depth when a ram like this can only be judged as reserve champion," Mr Letham said.

The junior champion ram was exhibited by Ashley Corkhill, Normanhurst, Boorowa, while the reserve junior champion was shown by Simon Makeham, North South, Wallendeen.

Mr Jarick said the junior champion ram showed a lot of potential with growth for age and correct structure.

"Not taking anything away from the reserve, the junior champion is an outstanding young future sire," he said.

The champion ewe, shown by Simon Makeham, had graduated from the two tooth class and was considered by Mr Jarick to be showing a lot of growth for her age.

“I’m very pleased with the quality of the champion ewe,” he said.

“It is important to have good wool to carry through to the first-cross ewes and she has good coverage which has good handle.

“She is a very good representative of the breed.”

The reserve champion ewe was exhibited by Scott and Kylie Anderson.

The junior champion ewe was shown by Simon Makeham while Tom Corkhill, Normanhurst Border Leicesters, Boorowa paraded the reserve junior champion ewe.

Mr Jarick noted the style and presence of the junior champion and said she was a lovely 'showy' ewe.

North South Border Leicesters, Wallendbeen, paraded the breed group.

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