A Demondrille ram which sold for $21,000 at Armidale ram sale this year was awarded supreme Merino exhibit at Sydney Royal Show.
As part of the purchase condition with purchaser Rodney Kent, Kurrajong Park stud, Delungra, the Davis family, Harden, exhibited the six-tooth class-winner ram at the Sydney exhibition to win the champion March shorn superfine wool, grand champion superfine ram award before taking on all grand comers for the supreme accolades.
The ram then stood against the McLaren family's Nerstane stud's fine wool grand champion and supreme Merino ewe from Woolbrook, after earlier winning the four-tooth March shorn ewe class to be achieve the supreme Merino exhibit award.
Speaking on behalf of the the seven judges, Jono Merriman, Merrignee stud, Boorowa, said the Demondrille ram fits the character of a supreme exhibit.
"His presence and overpowering structure and ability to stand square showed he was worthy of being the supreme exhibit," Mr Merriman said.