Glen Innes has once again taken the stage at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, taking out the wool trophy in the Northern Districts Display [themed Paddock to the Plate].
The fleeces were provided by Sam McLeod, Graham and Julie Hamel and John and Caroline Chappell.
“We won the wool trophy by about five points from Central Districts,” Glen Innes’s Lyn Cregan said.
“John and Caroline won the champion fine wool Merino fleece, Sam won the cross-bred champion fleece and Julie and Graham won reserve fine wool Merino.
“We have won other ribbons but they are the main ones.”
This year’s win is the fourth time taking out the wool trophy.
“It’s been going since 1972 and why the trophy is so unique is because it’s a beer can on some wood,” she said.
“When the wool men finished judging at the show, they were having a drink at the Commonwealth Bank and said ‘it’s about time we had a wool trophy’ and that’s how it originated.”
Northern won third overall this year. “South east QLD won for the first time in 100 years, coming in with 10,630 points, southern were 10,628 and we came in with 10,619,” she said.
“So with around 500 things judged, it’s amazing how it comes down to that.”
With around 500 things judged, it’s amazing how it comes down to that.Lyn Cregan