A "good muscling" ram has taken out the first ever supreme champion title for the Ultra White breed at the 2022 Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
Hillcroft Farms, Popanyinning, WA, took out the top prize with a ram which was true to type and looked good on his feet.
Stud principal Dawson Bradford has been breeding Ultra Whites since 2005.
He said the winning ram had great performance data.
"If you haven't got performance, you can't measure it, and if they don't perform under commercial conditions," Mr Bradford said.
"We measure all our stock, and if they don't perform under commercial conditions, we don't use them.
"We've also had knowledge of the importance of performance through the pig industry going back 40 years."
Mr Bradford said the reliance on data had meant they could assess as many measurable traits of each sheep, relying as little as possible on guesswork or personal bias.
Despite being the newest breed on show at the ASWS, Mr Bradford said there is excellent potential for the breed to grow and cater to the needs of the industry in the future.
"We've only just released genetics that stabilised six generations ago, which is important to us."
Mr Bradford said the breed's future would continue to focus on research on traits like high fertility, pigmented feet, and short tail genes.
"This is a breed that sheds its wool, and we also aim to have a short tail gene, so that there is no tail docking, meaning less soil and a low risk of fly strike," Mr Bradford said.
Bulmar stud based in Orange, NSW had also penned a number of Ultra White breeds at ASWS.
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