The growing issue of ethical fashion has shone a spotlight on the sustainability of “fast fashion” and in turn, guiding the fashion industry down a road toward more sustainable fibre use.
Peter Lette and family of Conrayn stud, Berridale have won the Rabobank Australian supreme ram of the year with a 17.8-micron superfine ram weighing over 130 kilograms.
Nerstane Merino stud, Woolbrook, NSW, won The Sandford Beggs Memorial Trophy for the most successful Merino exhibitor, with a haul of five reserve grand champion ribbons and two group awards.
With more than $100,000 cash splashed with the sale of private rams on display at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, the event is living up to its nickname “Spendigo”.
Grand champion fine wool ram of the show was awarded to Langdene stud, Dunedoo, NSW, and grand champion fine wool ewe to Wurrook stud, Rokewood.
Conrayn’s grand champion ultrafine ram went onto win grand champion ram of the show, and Wurrook won the ultrafine ewe.
Montrose Hill Merino stud, Illabarook, won the grand champion superfine wool ram, and Grathlyn Merino stud, Mudgee, NSW, took home grand champion superfine ewe.
The Walton family, Wurrook Merino stud, Rokewood, has won the Merino supreme exhibit of the show for the second consecutive year.
COMPETITION was solid at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) Merino sale on Monday, although bidding did not reach the lofty heights of last year’s sale.