Sweetfield Corriedales repeat supreme win

Second win in a row for Sweetfield Corriedales


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Corriedale: Sweetfield Corriedale's Bron Ellis was on top of the world, after her ram was sashed supreme champion by international judge Charles Prime.

Corriedale: Sweetfield Corriedale's Bron Ellis was on top of the world, after her ram was sashed supreme champion by international judge Charles Prime.

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Mount Moriac's Sweetfield Corriedale stud makes it two in a row

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Mount Moriac Corriedale stud, Sweetfield, has taken out back-to-back supreme championship ribbons at this year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show.

The second win in a row continued to break a long drought for the stud; last year it won its first supreme championship in a decade.

Sweetfield’s Leigh Ellis said the win also coincided with the World Corriedale Congress, which brought international judges to Bendigo.

“We are happy with the way our sheep are progressing but to get that confirmed by international judges is a real confidence boost and encourages us to do better,” Mr Ellis said.

“There were more than 28 exhibitors this year, so it was a very strong field.

“The ram is just over one year old now and he has an outstanding carcase and good structure.”

Mr Ellis said the ram had a lovely handling, soft, white, bright fleece.

The ram weighed 124.5 kilograms, had an eye muscle area of 41 square centimetres and 27.7 micron wool.

Mr Ellis said the animal was sired by a Croydon ram, out of a Sweetfield ewe.

It won the under one and a half year-old, March-shorn section, against seven other competitors.

The ram would be set for Sheepvention, before being put up for sale.

Mr Ellis said the Congress offered breeders the chance to see what was happening around the world.

All breeders were seeking to maintain the dual purpose aspect of the animals.

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