In our first outing for the year we were buoyed by our results which lead us to be the most successful exhibitor.
The day began winning the group of 3 ewe weaners (lambs teeth) from a large field. All the ewes were ET daughters of previous winning show ewes!
A fourth ewe was judged the best lambs teeth medium wool March shorn ewe. She was judged to be the Ch. March Shorn Medium Wool Ewe ahead of our winning two tooth medium wool ewe.
Then she was chosen as the Ch. March Shorn Ewe, winning the “Wanganella” trophy, ahead of the Strong Wool Ewe of White River.
In the March Shorn ram classes our ram (tag White 18) won the lambs teeth strong wool class and went on to be Res. Ch. March Shorn Strong Wool Ram.
Along the way there were other place getters which helped our points tally accrue!
Now we go to Bendigo with some optimism.
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 moved to Jerilderie where they have proudly continued the tradition of breeding hardy, well-balanced fertile sheep carrying big fleeces of quality wool. Keeping abreast of current marketing and production trends and continuing to develop and improve the modern Willandra Merino bloodstock is of paramount importance.