THREE West Australians and a Victorian have won 125 ewes between them in the largest ever Win a Ewe competition held at LambEx.
Fairfax Agricultural Media’s national sheep and wool writer Kristen Frost, who attended the three days of LambEx 2018 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, drew the four winners’ entries out of a barrel just before the close of the event.
There were more than 1000 entries.
Dr Graham Gardner, Murdoch University associate professor of biochemistry, toxicology and nutrition who was master of ceremonies, read out the names in the order in which they were drawn.
They were Harold Pearce, Willyung, WA; Jordan Foote, Poowong, Victoria; Peter Drage, Cranbrook, WA; and Colin Jacob, Claremont North, WA.
None of the winners were in the audience to select their prize from the ewes on offer.
In the order their names were drawn they will have the choice of 50 Merinos, 25 Ultra Whites, 25 Kojaks or 25 Kelsos.
The competition was sponsored by the Stud Merino Breeders Association of WA, Hillcroft Farms, Breeders BEST Genetics and Kelso and promoted by Fairfax Agricultural Media.
The Stud Merino Breeders of WA sourced 50 ewes from Wiringa Park, Ejanding, Neearra, Eastville Park and Derella Downs studs.
The Ultra Whites were bred by Dawson Bradford, the Kojaks by Craig Heggaton and the Kelsos by Roger House.
Entry forms were published in Fairfax rural weeklies from May 24 and entrants had to register for LambEx 2018 to be eligible.