- 27 August 2015
Paul Walton of Victorian stud Wurrook, won the Merino Ram of the Year judged at the Dubbo Ram Sale and Show this week. This completes an exceptional year for the stud which has taken out major honours at both the Australian Sheep & Wool Show, Bendigo and at Hamilton Sheepvention.
Photo courtesy The Land
Grand Champion Ewe: Glenpaen Merino Stud
Victorian stud, Glenpaen continued their success in the show circuit winning the Grand Champion Ewe at Sheepvention with the same ewe that also took out the honours at both the Australian Sheep & Wool show at Bendigo and the Ballarat Sheep Show.
Photo above: Harry Miller Glenpaen Merino Stud with Tom Hawkins,Geelong Football Club and Pat Millear, Judge at Sheepvention
Grand Champion Ram: Wurrook Merino Stud
In a quirky twist, the Grand Champion Ram award was taken out by Wurrook Merino Stud, Rokewood, Victoria, with a long wool Fine wool ram, with a different ram to the winner of both shows at Bendigo and Ballarat. Orrie Cowie Poll Merinos from South Australia was also a strong challenger in the medium and broader classes with their Poll Merino lineup and won the Reserve Champion Ram of Show.
Photo below: The Champion Ram sashed in the championship lineup at Sheepvention.
Photo below: Reserve Champion Ram awarded to Orrie Cowie Poll Merino Stud, South Australia.
SA premiers at the 2015 National Merino Pair Awards
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WORLD MERINO INSIGHT
4TH – 9TH SEPTEMBER 2016
WORLD MERINO INSIGHT
A new and exciting global sheep industry event to be held September 2016. Designed to run every four years in a biennial rotation with the World Merino Conference, this first World Merino Insight will be a practically-oriented six-day event with the focus being on information exchange and networking with delegates from Australia and across the globe.
The Ram of the year state finalist was judged at the Queensland State Sheep show 2015, with the winner being Mt Ascot Merino Stud, Mitchell, Queensland.
They will now go on to represent Queensland for Ram of the year at the Rabobank National Sheep Show, in Dubbo late August 2015.
Wilgunya Merino Stud was judged with the winning pair at Goondiwindi this week, the venue for the Queensland State Sheep show 2015. They will represent Queensland in the 2015 National Merino Pairs Competition at this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show at Bendigo in July.