Sound­ness wins the day

Countryman - - IGA PERTH ROYAL SHOW -

Judge Don­ald Cochrane said the Colorado sheep were well struc­tured and stood well.

He said struc­tural sound­ness was a trait of­ten not con­sid­ered enough by breed­ers.

“All too of­ten the pasterns of the an­i­mal are not given the at­ten­tion they de­serve, and quite of­ten it can lead to en­trants los­ing valu­able points in a com­pe­ti­tion,” he said.

“The Colorado South sheep were a fine ex­am­ple of a breeder pay­ing at­ten­tion to this as­pect.”

Pic­ture: Bob Gar­nant

With the ASSBA in­ter­breed ewe, ex­hib­ited by the Colorado Bor­der Le­ices­ter stud, were judges David Hicks, Don­ald Cochrane and Gavin Wall and han­dler Har­riet Moss.

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