Competition tough in sheep section
SEPARATING the top two or three entries in the champion all breeds categories of the sheep section at Saturday’s Tyrendarra Show was very difficult, according to the section’s chief steward Mike Deppler.
“There were 30 sheep from six different breeds and generally when you get down to the top two or three they are very difficult to separate,” he said.
Mr Deppler said farmers entering their livestock in the sheep section all wanted to win.
“If you win, it puts your product name on the map as a breeder,” he said.
“It maybe the case that someone looking at the sheep thinks to themselves that they like the look of that particular sheep, and they keep it in their mind for later on.
“It is all about putting your product name out there in the market place.”
Mr Deppler said it was his first year as chief steward but paid tribute to the ongoing efforts of Peter Malseed and Col Parsons who had been his predecessors.
“They were both here today and still keen to have a chat about the various entries,” he said.
Mr Deppler said the champion all breeds group winner was a Poll Dorset entry from Broadwater farmers Barry Price and Linton Price, while the champion all breeds ram winner went to a Southdown ram entry from Peter McDonald at Grassmere.