The Starritts starred on the Border Leicester stage

Vernon Graham
June 25 2020 - 5:00pm
ANOTHER BIG WIN: The Judge, Brayden Gilmore, Oberon, NSW, sashes another champion Retallack ram, this time at Sheepvention in 2014, with stud principals, Isabella and Graham Grinter, Ariah Park, NSW.
ANOTHER BIG WIN: The Judge, Brayden Gilmore, Oberon, NSW, sashes another champion Retallack ram, this time at Sheepvention in 2014, with stud principals, Isabella and Graham Grinter, Ariah Park, NSW.

While John Cochrane established Austalia's first Border Leicester stud of note in 1881 it was George Starritt who drove development of the breed as an ideal cross with Merinos to produce first-cross ewes.

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Vernon Graham

Vernon Graham

National machinery and property writer

Former editor of The Land, former Fairfax Media Agricultural Editor

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