Second day Crookwell Merino ewe comp

Merino ewes on display through drought conditions

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Crowds gathered around the maiden Merino ewes as they were being judged on the second day of the Crookwell Merino ewe competition.

Crowds gathered around the maiden Merino ewes as they were being judged on the second day of the Crookwell Merino ewe competition.

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The versatility of the Merino was on display during the second day of the 12th ANZ Crookwell Merino ewe competition

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Blustery conditions on the second day of the 12th ANZ Agribusiness Crookwell Merino ewe competition did not deter keen woolgrowers from visiting the flocks which were being judged by Georgia Walters, Dalgety and Alan McCormack, Gurrundah.

The versatility of the Merino was noted during the two days of competition when flocks entered had been raised in altitudes ranging from 500m above sea level to 1000m.

Also interesting to note the performance of Merinos on country types ranging from heavy basalt to light sandy granite and everything in between.

We also saw wool types vary from the traditional superfine Italian spinners type, through finewool and to bold medium fleeces.

Four flocks from each category - longwool and shortwool - were selected by the judges and they follow as announced.

Longwool -

Daniel Fitzell - Langdene-blood

Shannon Arnell - Thalaba/Bundaleer-blood

Brad Cartwright - Thalaba-blood

Brian Anderson - Hazeldean-blood

Shortwool -

Brian Lowe - Carrabungla-blood

Anthony Selmes - Royalla/Boudjah-blood

Michael and John Lowe - Royalla-blood

Graeme and Diane Hewitt - Carrabungla/Rogara-blood

Those eight flocks will be on display during the Crookwell Show when the placegetters will be announced.

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