Western District stud flies South Suffolk flag

Western District stud flies South Suffolk flag


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Grassmere Victoria South Suffolk breeder Barry Shalders, Willow Drive stud, has continued to represent the breed at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

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SOUTH SUFFOLK

Supreme Champion South Suffolk: Barry Shalders, Willow Drive South Suffolk Stud, Grassmere, Victoria.

Champion ram: Willow Drive South Suffolk Stud

Reserve champion ram: Willow Drive South Suffolk Stud

Champion ewe: Willow Drive South Suffolk Stud

Reserve champion ewe: Willow Drive South Suffolk Stud

Grassmere, Victoria South Suffolk breeder Barry Shalders, Willow Drive stud, has continued to represent the breed at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

YOUNG RAM: Barry Shalders, Willow Drive South Suffolks, with the Supreme Champion, a ram.

YOUNG RAM: Barry Shalders, Willow Drive South Suffolks, with the Supreme Champion, a ram.

Mr Shalders, the only exhibitor, took out the Supreme Champion with a young ram.

Tasmanian judge Chris Badcock said it was important for the smaller breeders to get the structure of their animals right.

“All the exhibits were very good, structurally, they had good feet, good mouths, good legs and displayed good carcase attributes, as well,” Mr Badcock said.

“Even though there was only one exhibitor, it doesn’t take away from the sheep which were presented.

Mr Badcock said he chose the ram as the animal was well balanced, very correct and displayed maturity.

“I found he was a good, complete, balanced ram.”

The ram weighed 97kilograms and had figures of a seven millimetres of fat, a 40mm muscle depth, 83mm muscle width and eye muscle area (EMA) of 25.6 square centimetres.

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