Sayla Park wins the Suffolks

Sayla Park wins the Suffolks


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SAYLA Park Suffolk stud, Kilmore, has taken out supreme champion Suffolk at Sheepvention, where it was this year’s feature breed.

SAYLA Park Suffolk stud, Kilmore, has taken out supreme champion Suffolk at Sheepvention, where it was this year’s feature breed.

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Saige Sutherland, 4, with parents Jon Sutherland and Jody Zoch, Sayla Park, Kilmore, and the supreme champion Suffolk, and its one week-old lamb at foot.

Saige Sutherland, 4, with parents Jon Sutherland and Jody Zoch, Sayla Park, Kilmore, and the supreme champion Suffolk, and its one week-old lamb at foot.

The supreme was won by the stud’s Suffolk ewe, a July-2016 drop ewe, who had a one week-old lamb at foot.

Stud co-principal Jon Sutherland said the ewe was the complete package.

“It’s not often the ewe beats the ram for supreme, but she’s just got it all,” Mr Sutherland said.

“She’s got a beautiful top line, good muscling, but is still feminine; she’s a commercial sheep that would look good in any breed.

“Given we’re this year’s feature breed, people are looking for the best Suffolks they can find.”

Judge Andrew Krieg, Aylesbury Suffolks and White Suffolks stud, Karoonda, SA, said the ewe was a clear winner.

“She had the carcase, meat and shape attributes of a true Suffolk, was smooth through the shoulders, right down to the hind quarter, and structurally spot on,” Mr Krieg said.

“When its got a lamb at foot, it demonstrates that it can still drop a lamb and retain its excellent qualities.”

He said the champion ram was also a very good animal.

“He’s a good, upstanding, alert ram, with a good top line, and who is structurally correct,” he said.

The champion ram was won by Deppeler Suffolks stud, Derrinallum.

Rebecca Deppeler said the ram was a standout because of his style.

“His incredible bone muscle carries right through from the front to the back, he’s an all-rounded ram,” Ms Deppeler said.

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