SUFFOLKS and Border Leicesters accumulated the most broadribbons during the Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association (ASSBA) interbreed competition at the Royal Melbourne Show this morning.
Deppeler Suffolks, Derrinallum, continued their dominant run in the judging ring in the ASSBA contest, picking up best shortwool group, best shortwool ram over 1.5 years-old, best shortwool ewe over 1.5 years-old and best shortwool ewe under 1.5yo shorn.
Rebecca Deppeler, who helps to runs the stud with her parents Doug and Lorelle, was thrilled with their success.
Interbreed judge Dianne Huett, Deloraine, Tas, said the decision for the best shortwool group had been "unanimous" between her and Kevin Moore, Campania, Tas.
"The Suffolk group are an amazing example of the breed," Ms Huett said.
"I am very proud to see these sheep here today and see them presenting so well.
"They've got length, muscle, and great Suffolk heads."
The Day family, who run the Allendale Suffolk Stud at Bordertown, SA, also tasted success with the Suffolk breed, picking up best shortwool ram - under 1.5yo shorn.
The ASSBA best longwool group was awarded to Heather Stoney, Ellingerrin, Modewarre, for her group of two Border Leicester ewes and one ram.
"I am pleased," Ms Stoney said, adding the ram had been awarded the reserve junior champion title in the breed judging on Saturday.
"The ram will go on to be sold the Border Leicester sale at Horsham in November."
Judge David Jackson, Moyston, praised the winning Ellingerrin longwool group for their presentation. "It's great to see they match up structurally and in terms of their wool," Mr Jackson said.
Other champions with Border Leicesters included Ian Baker, Geraldine, Clydebank, who collected the best longwool ram - under 1.5yo in wool and best longwool ram - under 1.5yo shorn, while Wattle Farm, Temora, NSW, was awarded best longwool ewe - over 1.5yo and best longwool ewe - under 1.5yo in wool.
The best longwool ewe - under 1.5yo shorn broadribbon went to Jamie Buerckner's entry from his Bauer Stud at Ariah Park, NSW.