Beautiful sunshine greeted more than 300 Merino enthusiasts at The Marra on Tuesday for the 2021 Midstate Merino Field Day and The Land was there with camera to record proceedings.
Elders Premier Hogget Ram:
1. Darriwell stud, Trundle; 2. Haddon Rig stud, Warren; 3. Westray stud, Peak Hill.
Elders team of three rams.
1. Weealla stud, Balladoran; 2. Darriwell; 3. Roseville Park stud, Dubbo.
Pens of commercial ewes.
Dixie, Charles and Richard Stendell, Benavon, Brewarrina, with their pen of Kerin Poll/Anderson blood ewes which were the best short wool pen and overall winner from 13 teams shown in short and long wools.
Overall champion and first: Richard and Dixie Stendell, Benavon, Brewarrina, (Kerin Poll/Anderson blood; 2. Lou and Pat Lamph, Pamph Pastoral, Miranda, Carinda (Egelabra blood); 3. Rick, Ruth and Peter Reid, Kimbriki, Coolabah, (Egelabra blood).
1. H.M. Lowe and Company, Garar, Nyngan, (Egelabra blood); 2. George and Libby Caton, Yarrawonga, Carinda, (Dunbogan blood); 3. Simon and Kellee Earl, Longstowe, Carinda, Merryanbone North/Mullengudgery blood).
Judge, Will MacAlpine, Salisbury Plains, Carinda, and Scott Thrift, Elders Stud Stock, Dubbo, with the Elders Premier Hogget ram held and exhibited by Russell Jones, Darriwell stud, Trundle.
Chris Horton and son-in-law Ethan Keating, Nyngan, at their Glenwarra stud display
Jim McLaughlin, Merryanbone North stud, Warren, with Amy and Dave Motley, Gerar, Nyngan, and Hugh Kater, Wilinkra, Trangie.
The Marra Hall Trust committee Peter Reid, Kellie Turnbull, Mark Dawson, David Green, Garry Hall and Ange MacAlpine.
Lach River stud's display attracted keen interest from John Roberts, Dunbogan stud, Elong Elong, and nearby Gordon Cox, Langdene stud, Dunedoo, Andrew Mills, Macdonald Wool, Dubbo, with Richard Chalker.
Andy Maclean, Haddon Rig, Warren shows two poll rams to Jack Harris, Brewon Station, Carinda.