'Incredible ram' wins top Aussie White title

An incredible ram Aussie White champion

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There were limited numbers but Aussie Whites, Texel and White Dorper breeds still had plenty of class

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Dan Lustenberger, Bungarley Australian Whites, Tarcutta, with his champion ram sashed by judge James Gilmore, Tattykeel, Oberon.

Dan Lustenberger, Bungarley Australian Whites, Tarcutta, with his champion ram sashed by judge James Gilmore, Tattykeel, Oberon.

Feature BREED Australian Whites

Australian Whites were the feature breed and judge James Gilmore, Tattykeel, Oberon found plenty of the breeds' essential traits to admire at the 2019 Royal Canberra Show.

The champion ram was exhibited by Dan Lustenberger, Bungarley Australian Whites, Tarcutta, while the reserve champion ram was shown by Jason Barker, Timor Australian Whites, Parkes.

The champion ram was widely admired for his outstanding depth of body and quality of his carcass.

“He has an incredible amount of body depth which I like,” Mr Gilmore said.

“The sheer volume and weight is impressive and he is still holding himself well as an older sheep."

The champion ewe was paraded by Dan Lustenberger, Bungarley Australian Whites, Tarcutta, and Mr Gilmore thought the seven-month-old ewe was an incredible exhibit.

“She is a sheep that I couldn’t fault,” he said.

The reserve champion ewe was also shown by the Bungarley stud.

White Dorper

James Gilmore, Tattykeel, Oberon was the judge for the White Dorper breed and placed the champions sash on the ram shown by Jan Myburgh, Ironrock Dorpers, Young.

David Piper, Belowrie White Dorper stud, Dubbo, showed the reserve champion ram. 

Mr Piper also exhibited the champion ewe while Jan Myburgh, Ironrock Dorpers, Young, showed the reserve champion.

“She is an outstanding White Dorper,” Mr Gilmore said of the champion ewe.

“She has tremendous length, and a good shedding pattern.”

Texel

Under the watchful eye of James Gilmore, Tattykeel, Oberon, the students from Braidwood High School made a clean sweep of the Texel classes, taking all broad ribbons for ram and ewe classes.

"The champion ewe has an extraordinary loin with an exceptional top line," Mr Gilmore said.

"An outstanding exhibit."

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