AFTER winning the August shorn Fine Wool Merino Ram Class at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo in July, Adina Merino stud ram 'Little Fergie' has gone on to win Champion August Shorn Fine Wool Merino Ram at the Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show at Dubbo in August.
This meant the Little Fergie was eligible to compete for the title of NSW Grand Champion Merino Ram.
One Oak Merino stud at Jerildirie won Grand Champion and Little Fergie won the NSW Reserve Grand Champion.
In the last week of August, representing Adina Merino Stud, the Barron family took a team of rams and ewes to Dubbo to exhibit for the first time in the Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show where Little Fergie once again brought home broad ribbons for the stud.
Adina also had success with one of its Poll Merino rams which took out Reserve Champion Fine-Medium Wool Poll Merino ram.
Little Fergie is a son of Grassy Creek 833 (Fergie) who is a son of Roseville Park 1135.
He is an 18.1 Micron ram with a SD of 3, CV of 16.6 and a comfort factor of 99.6, weighing 150kg at 23 months.
Little Fergie has an extremely long wool staple and is covered right to the toes, wool that many have described as exceptional.
Adding to his 2013 Grand Champion Fine Wool ram title at the National Sheep Show in Bendigo in July, Little Fergie has also won the 2013 Champion August Shorn Fine Wool ram at Sydney Show and on a local level 2013 Supreme Exhibit at Dalgety.
In front of a crowd of onlookers interested to see how much wool he would cut, Little Fergie was shorn in Dubbo at the Show and cut an impressive 16.4kg.
The Barron family said they are ecstatic at the success they have had on Merino showing circuit this year and the results have exceeded their expectations.