Baringa, Rene take White Suffolk ribbons

Baringa, Rene take White Suffolk ribbons

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The reserve champion ram with Cameron Picker, Rocdell, Bigga, judge Finlay MacDonald and the champion ram led by Ian Gilmore, Baringa, Oberon.

The reserve champion ram with Cameron Picker, Rocdell, Bigga, judge Finlay MacDonald and the champion ram led by Ian Gilmore, Baringa, Oberon.

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A very strong lineup of White Suffolks greeted judge Finlay MacDonald, Fairburn White Suffolks, Porcupine Ridge, Victoria and he took some time in his deliberations.

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A very strong lineup of White Suffolks greeted judge Finlay MacDonald, Fairburn White Suffolks, Porcupine Ridge, Victoria who was exact in his deliberations.

Coming through the pair of shorn rams class, the ram championship was awarded to Ian and Brayden Gilmore, Baringa White Suffolks, Oberon.

Mr MacDonald thought the champion a very smart and stylish ram.

"He is correct, a great conformation full of flesh and there is everything right about him," he said.

The champion was a son of Baringa Magnum who the Baringa stud had sold a half share to Depta Grove stud, Nhill, Vic three years ago for $20,000.

Ian Gilmore said the champion ram had the length of body and depth of carcase he was breeding for in the stud.

Reserve champion ram was shown by Cameron Picker, Rocdell, Bigga and had come through the milk tooth August class.

Mr MacDonald said the ram had plenty of growth for his age and was true to type.

"He has dark feet which I believe we should see more of in the breed," he said.

"It indicates hardiness in wet country."

In the ewe classes Mr MacDonald gave the championship sash to the young maiden exhibited by Scott and Doug Mitchell, Rene, Culcairn.

He thought the display of White Suffolk ewes were magnificent with "unreal quality."

"The champion is a very smart ewe, very well balanced and lots of presence," he said.

Scott Mitchell said his ewe's sire had been reserve champion White Suffolk in Canberra in 2019.

The reserve champion ewe was paraded by Ian and Brayden Gilmore, Baringa, Oberon.

"She is a lovely ewe," Mr MacDonald said. "Stands well and with a smooth finish she has plenty of meat."

The group of three (one ram and two ewes) was awarded to the team from Baringa, over Rene and Rocdell in third place.

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