Supreme Champion: Mount Monmot Perendales, Mount Emu, Victoria
Champion ram: Mount Monmot
Reserve champion ram: Mount Monmot
Champion ewe: Mount Monmot
Reserve champion ewe: Mount Monmot
An older ram has been chosen as the Supreme champion Perendale at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.
New Zealand judge, Kim Ridgen, Christchurch, said she sashed the ram, from the over one and a half years old class, from Mount Monmot Perendales, Mount Emu, over the younger ewe.
The August, 2015 drop ram, recorded figures of 137.5kilograms, nine millimetres of fat, a muscle depth of 4.8mm, width of 104mm and an eye muscle area of 38.4square centimetres.
“They are a dual purpose breed and the ram is a very good example of that,” Ms Ridgen said.
“He’s good structurally, he’s got a good, fine, even fleece, he walks well and he has got a great meat content as well
“It’s very hard to chose, but he’s an older ram over against a ewe hogget.
“He’s proven, she’s unproven. She’s still got a long way to go, she’s going to grow into a lovely ewe, but the ram was the better animal, on the day.”