Expo celebrates best sheep

August 31, 2017

Best Dohne Ram for 2017 was awarded to Fiona and Darren Cameron (centre) from Valley Vista Poll Dorsets in Coolac by judge Andrew Scott, Elders Deniliquin’s Clyde McKenzie, Rivalea Stockfeed territory manager Lydal Shannon and judge Hamish McLaren.

Riverina Performance Ram of the Year was awarded to Guy Treweeke (right) from Induro White Suffolks from Wakool by judge Andrew Scott (left) and Elders Deniliquin’s Errol Horneman.

Riverina Performance Ewe of the Year was awarded to Phillip Murrowood (left) and breeder John Jamieson (right) from Wattle Park White Suffolks in Finley alongside judge Andrew Scott and Elders Deniliquin’s Errol Horneman.

Australian Food and Agriculture livestock general manager Justin Campbell (front left) and stud manager Colin Bell (right) from Poll Boonoke stud in Conargo accepted the Elders Riverina Merino ram of 2017 award. Elders’s Malcolm Hunt, Clyde McKenzie, judge Hamish McClaren, AFA chairman Colin Bell and Anthony Stevens presented the award

Prairie farmers Ross and Claire McGaughie (right) from Terrick West Poll Merinos were awarded Riverina Merino ewe of 2017. Elders Southern Riverina area manager Lachlan Boyd (left) presented the award alongside judge Hamish McLaren and Elders Deniliquin’s Clyde McKenzie.

Producers from across the region tasted success at the Elders Riverina Sheep Expo on Friday, August 18, with hundreds turning out to the event in Deniliquin.

Awards for ewe and ram of the year, as well as performance ewe and ram of the year and best feature breed, Dohne, ram of the year were awarded.

The day also included a fashion parade, with Bob the Butcher putting on a butchering display and a number of shearing competitions to get the crowd involved.

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