The competition was strong at the 73rd Armidale Merino Ram Show and Sale.
The show was held yesterday at the Armidale Exhibition Centre where the 74 sale rams were penned to be weighed, classified and tested prior to the show which began at 10.45am.
Some of the top studs from across NSW contested the classes judged by Dan Korff (Wagga Wagga) and Kim Henderson, Grogansworth Merinos (Bowning) at what is one of the largest multi-vendor sales in the state.
The winner of the junior Merino judging, also held yesterday, was Cilla Clonan who got to spend the afternoon as under judge.
Run by the Northern Merino Ram Breeders’ Inc in conjunction with AWN Livestock, Landmark and Elders, the major sponsor for this year’s event was Smith, Sharpe & Abbott Accountants who held a meet and greet with drinks and food for vendors and buyers.
The supreme exhibit and champion ultra fine ram was won by Peter Lette, Conrayn Merinos, Berridale, champion superfine ram went to Alison van Eyk, Shalimar Park Merinos, Wollun, Andrew Davis from Demondrille Merinos, Harden, won the champion fine wool ram and Murray Power, Airlie Merinos, Walcha exhibited the champion fine-medium ram.
All the rams will go under the hammer today with more news on how they sold coming soon.