GREENLAND SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
Four years in a row Greenland won the Elders Shield of Excellence for Grand Champion Ultrafine Wool Merino Ewe. Greenland Ultrafine ewe that won Grand Champion Ultrafine ewe in 2004 and 2005, and Junior Grand Champion Ewe in 2004 is the mother the ewe in 2007, which also a winner of this prize and also won Supreme Merino Ewe of Sydney Royal Show, as well as Junior Champion March Shorn Merino Ewe, Champion March Shorn Merino Ewe, and Champion Ultrafine Wool March Shorn Merino Ewe in 2007. The sire of the Supreme Ewe of the show was Grand Champion Superfine Wool August shorn Ram at Sydney Royal Show in 2005. In 2006 another Greenland ewe won The Elders Shield of Excellence for winning Grand Champion Ultrafine Wool Merino Ewe.
In 2007 Greenland also won Junior Champion March Shorn Poll Merino Ewe, Champion Finewool March Shorn Poll Merino Ewe, Reserve Champion March Shorn Poll Merino Ewe, Reserve Grand Champion Finewool Poll Merino Ewe.
In 2001 Greenland won Monaro Merino Ram of the year with a Ram called Kato, then 2007 Greenland once again won Monaro Merino Ram of the Year with a Ram called Caterpillar, who was straight out of the paddock with no preparation what so ever. 2009 Greenland selected a son of Caterpillar, Cat 2 to enter and he won the Monaro Merino Ram of the Year. Greenland won this coverted award for 3 times since its inception in 2001 proving there is consistency in breeding in our rams.
Over the years Greenland has been showing sheep at all the local Shows, Holbrook, Gundagai, Canberra Royal, Sydney Royal, Great Southern Merinos, Bendigo and Western Australia.
Greenland has won a large number of Supreme Merino of Show, Grand Champions, Champions and Reserve Champions with the Fine-Mediums, Finewools, Superfines, Ultrafines and our Poll Merino Sheep. They all have done us proud at Greenland Stud with their many achievements.
Greenland had the original overall highest point scoring Ram in the objective measurement classes held at Sydney Royal Easter Show 2011.
Greenland also had the overall highest point score with a medium wool ewe and came 1st in the objective measurement classes at Sydney Royal Easter Show 2012 and Junior Champion Ewe and 3 Reserve Champions.
2012 Great Southern Supreme Merinos in Canberra Greenland won Champion March Shorn Superfine Wool Ram. Bombala Show, Greenland won Grand Champion Ewe of Show, 3 Champions and 1 Reserve Champion. Sydney Royal Easter Show: Champion Junior Ewe and 2 Reserve Champions.
2013 Greenland won the Sydney Royal Easter Show Objective Measurement Class of 6 tooth Ultrafine wool Ewe. This ewe weighed 87.5kg shorn and produced a 7.7kg fleece worth $78.88 of 17.3 micron yielding 78pc with Eye muscle of 35 and her total value was $390.20. Our second Greenland ewe in the same class came 4th.
Greenland won the Merino Champion NSW/QLD Class skirted Fleece.
Greenland Stud can boast 2 great wins in the State Finals of the Judging Competitions held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. In 2003 our daughter Maryanne won the RAS/ASC Merino Sheep State Judging Competition, 13 yr old Greg was there watched on as Egelabra manager, Cam Munro, presented the inaugural Hugh Lydiard Memorial trophy to Maryanne.
2013 on Gregs 23rd Birthday, he won the RAS/ASC Merino Sheep State Judging Competition. So winning the right to have his name engraved on this trophy as well as the NSW Stud Merino Breeders Association Silver Salver. Gregs prizes also include $700 cash and a silver mug from the NSW SMBA. He now goes onto compete in the Nationals to be held in New Zealand in December 2013.
When selecting eight even fleeces for their southern district exhibit at Sydney Royal, a fleece from the commercial flock of John and Jenny Alcock of Greenland stud, Bungarby, they thought was a little broad ended up gaining 98 points and awarded grand champion fleece.
It is believed to be the first time a show fleece has won grand champion award.
The Greenland fleece of 17.9 micron, weighing 3.6 kilograms clean after yielding 78.5 per cent was entered in the Royal Agricultural Society/Agricultural Show Societies Country Show Champion Class.