April 2018 When selecting eight even fleeces for their southern district exhibit at Sydney Royal, a fleece from the commercial flock of John and Jenny Alcock of Greenland stud, Bungarby, they thought was a little broad ended up gaining 98 points and awarded grand champion fleece. It is believed to be the first time a show fleece has won grand champion award. “It’s off a wether from ‘Greenland’, Nimmitabel, where the stud was established,” Mr Alcock said. “He’s homebred from within the 1500 ewe commercial flock where the Alcocks also run 250 wethers for wool production.” The Greenland fleece of 17.9 micron, weighing 3.6 kilograms clean after yielding 78.5 per cent was entered in the Royal Agricultural Society/Agricultural Show Societies Country Show Champion Class.
Congratulations to James Gilmore from group 14 for winning the Merino Fleece State final! 2nd Sarah Blyton, 3rd Emma Jane Lovell, 4th Miranda McGuifficke and 5th Clarissa Peasley.