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Victoria Downs win Ewe of the Year and Poll Merino breeder's group at State Sheep Show

Queensland Country LifeReported by: Lucy Kinbacher
Sale Date: 23-May-2017
Sale Location: QLD

FOR Victoria Downs, Morven stud owner Will Roberts watching his daughters Candice Roberts and Catherine Perrett lead their sheep to the Queensland Junior Ewe of the Year and Queensland Ewe of the Year title is a win-win situation.

Not only is it a joy to see their ambitions to “breed big productive sheep” on display but knowing the future of the stud is in good hands is just as rewarding.

The Roberts Family were awarded the reserve grand champion Poll Merino ram and Poll Merino ewe along with winning the Poll Merino breeder’s group at the State Sheep Show.

Mr Roberts said the Queensland Ewe of the Year was from Nyowee bloodlines which they have been trying to do something with.

“(We are trying to) breed big productive sheep and we are really starting to see that type coming through in the Poll as a result of our breeding program,” he said.

Judge Steven Bolt, Claypans Merinos, Western Australia said the quality of entries was a credit to the Queensland breeders.

“There was just class after class of real top quality stud Merino sheep,” he said.

“They were a great example of the attributes of the Merino breed and a real pleasure to judge that high quality and standard of sheep.”

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