Bendigo Sheep Show Results – 2018

With many thanks to Andrew and Max Raynor of Grathlyn Merino Stud and the collegiate spirit of fellow stud breeders , Ross and Peter made it to Bendigo after a wheel fell off the trailer in Echuca. An inspired phone call to Andrew found them still on their way and they were able to come to our aid and take our trailer load of ewes and all our feed and troughs. Also we thank Nigel Brumpton and family (Mt Ascot Merinos and Jolly Jumbucks, QLD) and Kevin and Mitch A’Vard (Acorn Merinos, Jerilderie) who assisted us in getting the sheep home.

And it was all worth while as we had a good showing and came away with 12 broad ribbons. Incidentally, the Raynors came away with the most successful trophy! Combined they had quite a load of sheep!

Our results were

White 18 : 1st, 2 teeth class, strong wool, March Shorn Australian Merino All Purpose Ram. He was 7.5 points clear                                                            of the 2nd placed ram.                                                                                                                                                                               Reserve Champion March Shorn Australian Merino All Purpose Ram (Provincial Home Living Trophy). He missed winning by                           .2 of a point, the finer micron of the winner being the decisive factor. He weighed 112.5kg, an EMD of 42.5mm and had fat                         cover of 7.5mm.                                                                                                                                                                                           3rd, 2 teeth class, strong wool March Shorn Poll Ram.

White 3: 1st, 4 teeth class, fine wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ram.                                                                                                                              Champion March Shorn Fine Wool Poll Merino Ram.                                                                                                                                      Reserve Champion March Shorn Merino Ram.

White 2: 3rd, 2 teeth class, medium wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ram.

White 12: 3rd, 2 teeth class, fine medium wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ram. This was a big field of 40 rams.

White 99: 1st, lambs teeth class, fine medium wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ewe.                                                                                                        Champion March Shorn Fine Medium Wool Poll Merino Ewe.                                                                                                                          Reserve Junior Champion March Shorn Fine Medium Wool Ewe.                                                                                                                    Reserve Champion Fine Medium Wool Poll Merino Wool Ewe.

White 112: 1st, lambs teeth class, strong wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ewe.                                                                                                                  Champion March Shorn Strong Wool Poll Merino Ewe.                                                                                                                                    Reserve Junior Champion March Shorn Strong Wool Ewe.                                                                                                                              Reserve Champion Strong Wool Poll Merino Wool Ewe.

White 129: 1st, lambs teeth class, medium wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ewe.                                                                                                                Reserve Champion March Shorn Medium Wool Poll Merino Ewe.                                                                                                                    Reserve Junior Champion March Medium Strong Wool Ewe.

White 104: 1st, 2 teeth class, fine medium wool March Shorn Poll Merino Ewe.

Reserve Best Exhibit Of Three Poll Merino Sheep (ram and 2 ewes). The winners being long wools!

Final five of March Shorn Pair (ram and ewe) in a big field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Long Tradition - A Modern Success

ABOUT WILLANDRA

#Image Willandra is a family owned business with a long history of success. The original Willandra Merino Stud was established west of Hillston, NSW, in 1886 and was based on Wanganella F. No. 83 and Tasmanian bloodlines believed to be from Belle Vue.

In 1974, the Willandra Stud was purchased by the Wells family and they have proudly continued the tradition of breeding hardy, well-balanced fertile sheep carrying big fleeces of quality wool for more than four decades. Keeping abreast of current marketing and production trends and continuing to develop and improve the modern Willandra Merino bloodstock is of paramount importance.