Glen Innes Show 2017 Prime Lambs section well supported

Left to right: Tony Grob, Peter Donnelly, competition judge Andrew Jackson and Kurt Parker.
Left to right: Tony Grob, Peter Donnelly, competition judge Andrew Jackson and Kurt Parker.

The Glen Innes Show 2017 Prime Lambs section was once again very well supported with 150 lambs entered and judged.

“Lambs were judged this year on skin value, eveness of pen, presentation and fat depth, which are all traits that a meat processor is looking for,” Sales Representative Kurt Parker said. 

“The judge for this year’s show was Andrew Jackson from Thomas Foods International.

“This year’s entrants consisted mainly of heavy lambs due to a favourable season.”

Onlookers were interested in the quality of lambs on offer this year, and Mr Jackson was equally appreciate of what was presented, making mention of the impressive standard of each pen.

Left to right: Brian Winter, Peter Donnelly, Emma Walmsley, competition judge Andrew Jackson and Kevin Feakes.

Left to right: Brian Winter, Peter Donnelly, Emma Walmsley, competition judge Andrew Jackson and Kevin Feakes.

“Champion Pen of prime Lambs for 2017 went to Peter and Julie Donnelly at 49.2kg average, purchased by Newberry TeVelde Carige Agencies.

“Reserve Champion went to Chris Pettit at 45.8kg average, purchased by Campbells Butchery. 

“The Export lamb champion pen went to Brian and Nerolie Winter at 55kg average purchased  by Thomas Foods International.  

“The judge’s commendation award went to Kevin and Gina Feakins for their “outstanding carcass yield”  through the Thomas Foods International Tamworth Plant,” he said.

Results from the Auction conducted by Steve Daley, Elders Glen Innes, are top price of $272 for 70kg lambs with an average price of $180.60.

“The Glen Innes Show Prime Lamb Committee would like to acknowledge our sponsors for their generous support inc;luding Tony Grob; Riverina Stockfeeds Warwick, Chris Freeman; Olssons Salt Blocks, Andrew Jackson; Thomas Foods International, Rex and Julie Sheedy, Poll Dorset Society, The Glen Innes Agents association and Newberry TeVelde Carige Agencies,” he said.