GETTING the right mix between suitability for the prime lamb market & ease of management practices is the key to a great sheep, & grand champion White Suffolk at Royal Melbourne had got it perfect, according to judge Murray Long.
“These rams are the genetics that will go out into the prime lamb market,” Mr Long said.
His keen eye was firmly focussed on picking the sheep that would perform commercially & for him the Kurralea offering, Ariah Park, NSW, fit the bill.
“He’s probably the most correct ram in the line-up: great muscle, very smooth through the front, carcase comes first and he’s structurally brilliant.”
Bred by Ben and Lucy Prentice, the ram weighed 123.5 kilograms, with a fat depth of 8 millimetres, muscle depth of 48mm and muscle width of 101mm.
Courtesy of Sheena Coffey, STOCK & LAND