In the Cox Pavilion, immediate past RAS president and honorary RAS councillor Robert Ryan present successful Merino and Poll Merino exhibitors during the 2021 Royal Sydney Show their trophies.
Introducing Mr Ryan was Greg Andrews, chairman of the Merino Section who complimented all exhibitors on presenting sheep, bred and prepared during a very stressful time, to the very highest standard.
"It was a tribute to the perseverance of these breeders that keeps the Australian wool industry in the forefront of global production and meeting international demand," he said.
"The Royal Sydney Show is the major venue for showcasing the excellence of the Merino sheep being bred.
"Next year, in celebration of the Bicentenary of the Royal Sydney Show, we hope you will support our efforts to have an even better show."
Chris Clonan, Alfoxton, Armidale - Otway Falkiner Perpetual Cup for best exhibit of five Poll Merino sheep: grand champion medium wool Poll Merino ewe; grand champion strong wool Poll Merino ram: most successful August-shorn Poll Merino sheep exhibitor.
Malcolm Cox, Bocoble, Dunedoo - Grand champion ultrafine Merino ram: grand champion superfine Poll Merino ram.
Max and Andrew Raynor, Grathlyn, Mudgee - Grand champion ultrafine Merino ewe: champion August-shorn Merino or Poll Merino ewe: RAS of NSW Award of Excellence Medallion and the David Merriman Hodgkinson Memorial Trophy for the grand champion Merino fleece.
Picker family, Hillcreston, Bigga - Grand champion ultrafine Poll Merino ram
Garry Cox, Langdene, Dunedoo - Bruce Merriman Memorial Perpetual Trophy for best exhibit five August-shorn Merino sheep: grand champion fine-medium wool ram.
Sophie Watson, Maisters Swamp, Kentucky - Cliff Friend Perpetual Award for most successful in unhoused and unrugged Merino fleece classes: Thomas Farquhar Memorial Perpetual Trophy for most successful Merino fleece exhibitor.
Wal and George Merriman, Merryville, Boorowa - grand champion superfine Merino ram: grand champion fine wool Merino ram; grand champion fine wool Merino ewe: grand champion superfine Poll Merino ewe: grand champion fine wool Poll Merino ram: grand champion fine wool Poll Merino ewe: grand champion fine medium Poll Merino ram; Supreme Merino ewe: Sir Frederick McMaster Memorial Perpetual Trophy for most successful exhibitor March-shorn section: Sir Walter Merriman Memorial Perpetual Trophy for most successful superfine and fine wool section: most successful March-shorn Poll Merino exhibitor.
Hamish and Jock McLaren, Nerstane, Woolbrook - Riverina Stud Merino Field Days Association Inc Perpetual Trophy for RAS Merino pair of the year: grand champion superfine Merino ewe: grand champion medium wool Merino ram: grand champion fine-medium Poll Merino ewe: Tom Culley Award for supreme junior Merino.
Anthony and Krisi Frost, Thalabah, Laggan - The Stonehaven Cup for best exhibit five March-shorn sheep: grand champion fine-medium wool Merino ewe: grand champion medium wool Merino ewe.
Doug Walker, Wongara, Old Junee - grand champion strong wool Poll Merino ewe: grand champion medium wool Poll Merino ram.
Ken Wolf, Hollow Mount, Bigga - NSW National Merino or Poll Merino pair: grand champion strong wool ram; grand champion strong wool ewe; champion August-shorn Merino or Poll Merino ram: supreme Merino ram: most successful exhibitor August-shorn Merino sheep: Mungadal Perpetual Award for most successful medium and strong wool Merino and Poll Merino exhibitor: RAS of NSW Supreme Merino Perpetual Trophy, RAS Award of Excellence.
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