NORTHERN NSW stud Nerstane won grand champion fine/medium wool ewe and the reserve ram in the same micron range – with animals that shared the same AI sire from East Strathglen stud.
Judge Ben Wilson, Wilgunya stud, Dirranbandi, Queensland, said the four-tooth ewe has tremendous size, was well-balanced and would cut a lot of wool. Its wool measured 18.5M, 3.5 SD. 18.9 CV and 99.7 CF.
Lewisdale stud, Wickepin, WA, won grand champion fine-medium wool ram. Mr Wilson said the ram was a big, strong, square sheep, with a beautiful spring of rib and outstanding purity in the wool and muzzle.
"He has a quality, rich, fine-medium wool that has terrific lock structure and density," Mr Wilson said. "He also carries his wool quality well down to his points and there is plenty of it.”
The four-tooth sire is a twin by Rhamily Benny and out of a Western Purple ewe and has wool figures of 20.8M, 3.2 SD, 15.4 CV and 99.4pc CF.