There was only one exhibitor in the Perendale section but that didn't detract from the quality of the sheep on display, according to judge Peter Sporle, Kyneton.
“Demand for sheep change according to fashion yet the sheep here before me still have a place for their carcase and their large frame,” Mr Sporle said.
“Although numbers are not great, I am delighted one breeder has turned out an exceptional group of rams.”
The ram championship was awarded to Mal Fletcher and his daughter Trudy Boyer, Mount Monmot stud, Beaufort, for their exhibit which had been successful in the under one and half year class.
“He is particularly athletic in build, very pleasing to see a sheep with a lot of carcase but still fine through the shoulder,” he said.
The ewe championship was awarded to the Mount Monmot stud partnership for the ewe which had graduated from the under one and half year class.
“She is exceptional for her skeletal structure, with enormous growth potential and natural athleticism,” he said.
The ewe was presented with the Perpetual Trophy for Supreme ewe by Maureen Nissen, Mansfield, life member and past secretary of the Perendale Association.
The breed’s supreme exhibit was awarded to the champion ewe.