NORTH Ashrose stud, Gulnare, claimed the supreme champion fleece at the Royal Adelaide Show with a 10.5-kilogram fleece shorn from the champion strong wool ewe.
The 19.3-micron fleece scored 92.9 points out of a possible 100. It was off a daughter of Olympic 919.
Stud principals Graham, Tom and Matt Ashby and families are from only three studs which have won the supreme ribbon since it was introduced in the early 2000s.
North Ashrose won a swag of other ribbons, including reserve grand champion ram's fleece, three skirted Merino ewe fleeces, and two Merino ewe or wether fleeces, lightly skirted.
"It is good to see our wool doing well and we are getting a lot of our commercial clients showing wool and doing well, which is probably even more pleasing," Tom said.
North Ashrose edged out fellow Mid North stud Old Ashrose, Hallett, which scored 91.5 points for its grand champion ram's fleece.
The 19.9-micron fleece from Rob and Susan Ashby, and Nick and Kate Wadlow, weighed 13.1 kilograms.
It was shorn from a ram sold in last year's Adelaide Ram Sale to Minta stud, Mount Cooper, for $10,000.
"It is a very pleasing result being a reasonably heavy fleece for the micron. We have lambs on the ground by him and they look like they will be pretty good," Nick said.
The wool section enjoyed the most entries in many years at 270 with especially good support from commercial breeders.
* Full report in Stock Journal, September 19 issue, 2013.