Katrina tops in Corriedales

There were 42 Corriedales paraded before judge Jack Finch

Grand and reserve grand champion rams - judge Jack Finch, SBBL Sydney, Katrina Abbott, Boolina, Wambool and Brandon Douglas, parading the shorn ram entered by Tony Manchester, Roseville, Kingsvale.

There were 42 Corriedales paraded before judge Jack Finch during the 2022 Sydney Royal Meat and Dual Purpose breed sheep show held in the Cox Pavilion.

It was quite a strong competition across the board in regard to trueness of type,
Jack Finch, SBBL, Sydney, judge of the Corriedale classes

Mr Finch, a wool auctioneer with Schute Bell Badgery Lumby in Sydney was very impressed with the high standard of the sheep in the various classes.

"It was a quiet strong competition across the board in regard to trueness of type," he said.

"It was very even and especially among the young sheep which show great potential for the breed."

Ribbons were shared fairly evenly among the competitors.

The grand champion ram, shown by Katrina Abbott, Boolina, Wambool, had come through the one year and under two year class.

Mr Finch thought the ram impressive for his depth of body with great spring of rib.

"He caught my eye for his length and stretch," he said. "He is definitely a standout with great constitution and overalls the complete package."

The reserve grand champion ram, coming from the one year old and under two years and closely shorn was exhibited by Tony Manchester, Roseville Corriedale stud, Kingsvale.

"He is a true dual purpose ram, a robust ram with deep barrel and spring of rib," Mr Finch said.

The grand champion ewe was shown by St Gregory's College, Campbelltown, while the reserve grand champion ewe was shown by Katrina Abbott, Boolina, Wambool.

"The champion ewe is the complete package, very feminine with fleece coverage and constitution," Mr Finch said.

The ram with the best sires fleece was exhibited by Katrina Abbott, while the best headed Corriedale was shown by St Gregory's.

"For a young ram he has a very mature head," Mr Finch said.

They will also have their team of one ram and two years entered in the competition for the Peter Taylor interbreed group.

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