Grathlyn Merino stud's double ultrafine grand slam

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated July 19 2022 - 2:33am, first published July 16 2022 - 3:00am
Superior: Judge Clive Parsons, AWN's John Croake and Grathlyn Merino's Andrew and Max Rayner with the ultrafine Merino grand champion ewe and ram.

A "magnificent" ultrafine Merino team exhibited by the Rayner family's Grathlyn stud at Hargraves, NSW, earned top titles in the ultrafine Merino showring at this year's Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo.


Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland

National Sheep & Wool Writer

Annabelle Cleeland is Fairfax Media’s national sheep and wool writer. Annabelle joined the Fairfax team in 2012 to nurture her love of Australian agriculture. She began as the Victorian western district reporter at Stock & Land before taking on a senior position as a journalist reporting on all industries statewide. Annabelle’s appetite to report on issues which affect the sheep and wool industry has seen her travel to many parts of Australia and abroad. She is excited to spin industry yarns during a period of substantial demand for the sheepmeat and wool industries. Annabelle enjoys horse riding and climbing mountains, and is a lazy supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

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