A POLL Dorset ram from Finley High School in New South Wales has taken out the coveted interbreed champion ram sash in the Melbourne Royal Show sheep competition.
The ram was the supreme Poll Dorset exhibit at the show, winning against the Derby Downs’ stud’s champion ewe.
The reserve interbreed championship ram in Melbourne was won by Boonong Park Hampshire Downs from Mortlake in Victoria, operated by Kane Hildred and Bridget Leahy. The couple also own Montone Corriedale Stud and continued their winning streak by taking out the breeder’s group championship.
The interbreed championship ewe sash was taken out by the Ellingerrin Border Leicester Stud from Modewarre in Victoria, operated by principal Heather Stoney.
The Sweetfield Corriedale Stud owned by Bron Ellis at Mount Moriac won the interbreed sires progeny championship. Corriedales were the feature breed at the show this year.
The champion ram and ewe of the Melbourne Royal sheep interbreed class involves top sheep from almost 20 breeds competing for the prestigious titles.