Sydney Royal 2022: Merino breeders in the Cox Pavilion

Stephen Burns
By Stephen Burns
Updated April 16 2022 - 2:54am, first published April 12 2022 - 4:00am

Presentation of Merino awards:

  • Long term exhibitor award recognising 100 years of participation in Sydney Royal Sheep Show Events, awarded to the Merriman family. The 100 year award was introduced this year as part of RAS Bicentenary celebrations.
  • AM and MG Goodwin - Champion commercially grown Merino fleece in the top making type wool section; champion commercially grown Merino fleece in the spinners type wool section; RAS of NSW Award of Excellence medallion and the David Merriman Hodgkinson Memorial Annual Trophy for the grand champion Merino fleece
  • DL and MI Croake - Medallion for commercial value skirted fleece, superfine Merino or finer
  • Glen Esk - Champion Corriedale fleece
  • Maisters Swamp - Medallion for commercial value Merino fleece, skirted to industry standards: The Thomas Farquhar Hodgson Memorial Perpetual Trophy for most successful Merino fleece exhibitor
  • Moray Merino stud - The Cliff Friend Perpetual Award for most successful exhibitor in the unhoused and unrugged Merino fleece classes
  • Alan J McCormack - The ASC Plaque presented to the winner of the RAS/ASC Country Show Champions class - skirted Merino fleece
  • TA Field Estates Pty Ltd - The NSW Wool Selling Brokers Association Perpetual Award for best collection of three topmaking type Merino fleeces
  • Alfoxton Merino studs - Medallion for grand champion fine wool Poll Merino ram; Grand champion fine wool Poll Merino ewe; Grand champion medium wool Poll Merino ewe; Most successful August shorn Poll Merino exhibitor
  • Bocoble - Grand champion ultrafine wool Poll Merino ewe
  • Coddiington Uardry Poll - Grand champion Medium wool Poll Merino ram
  • Grasmere - Grand champion fine medium wool Poll Merino ram
  • Grathlyn - The Bruce Merriman Memorial Perpetual Trophy for best exhibit of five Merino or Poll Merino August-shorn sheep; The Schute Bell Badgery Lumby Perpetual Award for most successful August-shorn Merino sheep exhibitor
  • Greenland Merino stud - Grand champion superfine wool Merino ewe: Grand champion superfine wool Poll Merino ewe; Sash for highest scoring ram in the production class with a score of 530
  • Hillcreston Heights - The Brian Devereux Memorial Perpetual Prize for skirted fleece superfine or finer Merino ewe or wether
  • Hillcreston Park, Mr Danny Picker - Medallion for grand champion ultrafine wool Poll Merino ram
  • Hollow Mount - The Riverina Stud Merino Field Days Association Inc Perpetual Trophy for the RAS Merino Pair of the Year; Medallion for National Merino or Poll Merino Pair of the Year: Grand champion fine medium wool Merino ewe: Champion August-shorn Merino or Poll Merino ewe: Grand champion fine medium wool Merino ram;
  • Lach River - The National Australian Bank Ltd Perpetual Trophy for reserve grand champion strong wool Merino ram; The Furney Perpetual Trophy for grand champion strong wool Merino ram; Grand champion medium wool Merino ewe; Grand champion strong wool Merino ewe; The Stonehaven Cup Perpetual Trophy for best exhibit five March-shorn sheep; The Mungadal - Perpetual Award for the most successful medium and strong wool Merino and Poll Merino exhibitor
  • Langdene - Grand champion medium wool ram; Champion August-shorn Merino or Poll Merino ram
  • Nerstane - Grand champion fine medium wool Poll Merino ewe; sash for highest scoring ewe in the production class with a score of 458
  • Shalimar Park - The Tom Culley Cash Prize for the supreme junior Merino; Supreme Merino ewe; grand champion ultrafine wool Merino ewe
  • Westvale - Medallion for grand champion ultrafine wool Merino ram
  • Merryville - Grand champion fine wool Merino ram; Grand champion fine wool Merino ewe; Grand champion superfine wool Poll Merino ram; The Otway Falkiner Perpetual Cup for best exhibit of five Poll Merino sheep: Grand champion superfine wool Merino ram; Supreme Merino ram; The Sir Frederick McMaster Memorial Perpetual Trophy for most successful March Shorn Merino sheep exhibitor; Sash for most successful March-shorn Poll Merino sheep exhibitor; The RAS of NSW Supreme Merino Perpetual Trophy, The RAS Award of Excellence and cash prize supported by Schute Bell Badgery Lumby and the RAS of NSW for the supreme Merino exhibit
Merino sheep resting after the two days of competition at the 2022 Sydney Royal Merino Sheep Show in the Cox Pavilion.

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Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College