Sweetfield dominate again

Sweetfield dominate again


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SWEETFIELD Corriedale stud, Mount Moriac, has taken out both champion Corriedale ewe and ram at this year’s Sheepvention.

SWEETFIELD Corriedale stud, Mount Moriac, has taken out both champion Corriedale ewe and ram at this year’s Sheepvention.

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Bron Ellis, Casey Tomkins, and Leigh Ellis, Sweetfield Corriedale stud, Mount Moriac, with their champion ram.

Bron Ellis, Casey Tomkins, and Leigh Ellis, Sweetfield Corriedale stud, Mount Moriac, with their champion ram.

The stud took out champion ram with the same ram that had a lot of success at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo last month, where he won supreme champion Corriedale, as well as supreme prime lamb exhibit.

Judge Rick Foster, Haven Park Corriedale, East Friesian and Poll Dorset stud, Casterton, said he was a very impressive young ram.

“He’s only a young ram, but he’s got a very white, soft handling, even fleece on him,” Mr Foster said.

Bron Ellis, Sweetfield, said she was “thrilled” with the win.

“You never know how you’re going to go at events like this, but as long as you believe in your sheep, and you’re happy with what you take out there, that’s all that matters, and winning is just a bonus,” Ms Ellis said.

“He’s got a great carcase, and the most beautiful, soft fleece, that will cut very well, and is good all the way through.”

Senior champion ram was awarded to Loddon Park Corriedale stud, Baringhup, who was represented by Shane Baker.

Sweetfield took out junior and senior champion ewe, and was then awarded the ewe title with the ewe that won senior champion.

Bron Ellis, Casey Tomkins, and Leigh Ellis, Sweetfield, with their champion ewe and her two lambs at foot.

Bron Ellis, Casey Tomkins, and Leigh Ellis, Sweetfield, with their champion ewe and her two lambs at foot.

“She’s a very large ewe, with a big fleece, and is rearing twin lambs,” Mr Foster said.

“If you’re going to show a ewe, you need to be able to prove they can rear a lamb, because they’re dual purpose, it’s important to show their maternal traits.”

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