Committed Merino breeders gathered during the annual Bookham Merino ewe competition to look over the flocks entered and also to interact with other breeders all seeking to improve the flocks and ultimately the bottom line of their businesses.
Eight flocks were visited and were scrutinized under the experienced eyes and hands of judges Jono Merriman, Merrignee and Koonwarra studs, Boorowa and Simon Flick, Landmark wool specialist based at Boorowa.
Top ten percent sponsored by Gordon Litchfield Wool, Yass and Cooma
Third – Graham and Roy Robertson, “Sutton Grange”, Bookham (Tallawong, Merignee and Yarrawonga blood)
Second – David and Jan Young, Bookham (Leachim, Bundilla blood)
First – Tony Armour, “Glenrock”, Bookham (Weston Park, Avonsworth, Johnson Park blood)
Shortwool section sponsored by Grogansworth Merinos, Bowning
First – Richard and Stephanie Hyles, “Westbourne”, Bookham (Yarrawonga blood)
Encouragement Award sponsored by Bogo Merinos, Yass
First – Sandy Shannon, Bookham Station, Bookham, (Middle View, Yarrawonga blood)
Overall winners sponsored by Elders, Yass
Third – Caroline Spittle and Rosie Mitchell, Kingslea Partnership, Bookham (Grogansworth blood)
Second – Dacre Weston, “Shalom”, Bookham (Broula blood)
First – Graham and Roy Roberton, “Sutton Grange”, Bookham (Tallawong, Merignee and Yarrawonga blood)