THE Berkshire exhibits at the Royal Adelaide Show left a lasting impression on judge Bruce Hamblin.
"You would be hard pressed to go anywhere else in Australia and find better examples of the breed," Mr Hamblin said. He has judged at the RAS six times and at every other Royal show in Australia.
He awarded the best of breed to a boar from Colin and Joy Lienert's Lynjoleen stud, Shea-Oak Log, which also won junior champion boar and champion boar.
"I don't think I've ever seen a better Berkshire boar," Mr Hamblin said.
"He's true to type, and that's a hard thing to achieve in a rare breed like the Berkshire.
"The boar has got a nice swoop on top, a lovely ham and is just a real 'Berkie'."
Mr Hamblin said the Lynjoleen sow that won junior champion and champion was also a clear winner.
"She carries herself well, she's got a good top and loin and fills her hind-quarter well," he said.
"I had to give her the champion ribbon because she's structurally very sound, with a lot of meat and a magnificent ham on her."
* Full report in Stock Journal, September 19 issue, 2013.