A CLEAR-CUT decision saw the Woodanilling-based Woolkabin stud take home the major title at this year’s Rabobank Katanning Sheep Show, against a large field of strong contenders vying for the title.
While the decision by the judges was unanimous, bystanders were treated to a display of quality competition of Poll Merino and Merino rams and ewes before the outstanding Poll Merino ram from Woolkabin walked away the supreme exhibit.
The ram had numerous starring qualities which saw it favoured by the judges throughout the show proceedings.
Casting their eyes over this and just over 170 exhibits were Kevin Keatley, Hyfield Jaloran, Kojonup (superfine), Dick Padbury, formerly of Koojan, Kojonup (fine wool), James Derrick, Karoola Downs Polls, Karoola Downs, NSW (fine/medium wool), Allan Barnett, Seven Oaks South, Burracoppin (medium wool), and David Webster, Kylie, Dudinin (strong wool).
On announcing the Woolkabin Poll the king of the ring for 2007, judge Allan Barnett said the ram would represent the state extremely well at the Rabobank Dubbo National Merino Sheep Show in NSW this week.
The ram ‘Wrangler’ has already been across the border in recent months, having successfully represented the stud and the state when it won a number of sashes at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, Victoria, in July.
The titles included grand champion Poll Merino ram, champion medium wool Poll Merino ram and champion August-shorn medium wool Poll Merino ram.