Winner of “Lifetime Membership Award” for 2016 SWSSMB
Jack Whitechurch of “Wendouree Merinos”
Jack Whitechurch is a foundation member of the South West Slopes Stud Merino Field Days. Jack is highly respected among his fellow stud breeders and has always dedicated his time to help organise the South West Slopes Field Days. It was Jack who first donated the Wendouree Shield, which is a pen of 3 rams and this has been a highly contested event. Jack has won the South West Slopes Ram of the Year and his sheep have won many championships at shows over the years. The Wendouree Stud has produced many top sheep and his rams are keenly sought after. It is very fitting and highly deserved that Jack becomes a life member of the South West Slopes Stud Merino Field Day Committee.
Equal Runners Up Ewe Comp
Name: Richard Jones.
Property Name: “Mascot, Gooloogong
Flock Bloodline: Richmond
Name: John Flannery
Property Name: “Boorowa Flats”, Galong
Flock Bloodline: Wallallloo Park
Prizes: for each runner up – $200 Voucher – one donated by Moses & Son and one donated by Thompsons Rural Supplies
Judge Ben Lane, Windridge Farms, Young; sponsor Paul Cocking, Riverina Wool Testers, Wagga Wagga; Judge Mark Pendergast, Cottage Park Merinos, Cooma, and Michael Corkhill, Grassy Creek Merinos, Reids Flat, with his South West Slopes Stud Merino Breeders Ram of the Year.
Ross, Rick and Jill (right) Baldwin, Bundilla Merinos, Young, with their NSW State Champion All Purpose Ram Lamb and sponsors from Commonwealth Bank, Richard Hewitt, agribusiness executive, Young, and Brendan Knight, agribusiness analyst, Young.
Caroline Heath, Willandra Merinos, Jerilderie; judges Tony Manchester, Kingsvale Supremes, Kingsvale, near Harden; Ben Lane, Windridge Farms, Young, and Mark Pendergast, Cottage Park Merinos, Cooma, with Willandra’s South West Slopes Open All Purpose Merino Hogget Ram of the Year.
Judge Ben Lane, Uardry Merinos, Hay, major sponsor Paul Cocking, Riverina Wool Testers, Wagga Wagga, presenting the SWS Merino Ram of the Year broadribbon with judge Drew Chapman, Hinesville Merinos, Delegate, to Tara Park Merino stud principal Guy Evans, Boorowa.
Tara Park Merino stud principal Guy Evans, Boorowa, won the NSW All Purpose Merino Ram Lamb title sashed by sponsor representative Richard Hewitt, Commonwealth Bank, Young, and judges Drew Chapman, Hinesville Merinos, Delegate, Sandy Morrison, Woodstock, and Ben Lane, Uardry Merinos, Hay.
SWS Merino pen of three Merino hoggett rams won by Brundanella Merinos, Grenfell, pictured with Michael Elmes, Smartstock, Narrandera, stud principal Ian Griffiths, and Grant Elwin, CJ Anderson stock and station agents, Grenfell.