Best in state for Boonoke

Tom Lilburne with the Poll Boonoke ram that won Best of State (NSW) in the Riverina Wool Australia Championships’ hogget Merino ram category. Photo by Margie McClelland

Poll Boonoke performed strongly for the Riverina at the 2022 Hay Merino Sheep Show on Saturday.

Poll Boonoke took out Champion Medium Wool March Ram against strong South Australian contender, Orrie Cowie, and was sashed Best of the State (NSW) in the Riverina Wool Champion Hogget Ram category.

Willandra (Jerilderie) took out Champion Medium Wool March Ewe.

The show was again well supported by both exhibitors and audience.

A highlight of the day was a surprise online announcement of the 2022 Ambassador, Bert Matthews who was unable to attend in person.

Collinsville (SA) won Supreme Champion Ram with Tim Dalla (also Collinsville) again first in the blade shearing category.

~ Riverine Grazier