The Trinity Catholic College Sheep Show Team was the winner at the Grand Champion School Exhibit with their Corriedale Ewe - Trinity Dixie at the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The team was busy preparing their Corriedale sheep for months ahead of the event. The Trinity Corriedales originate from the Prell family's Gundowringa bloodlines.
Student Hannah Smith said that they have been preparing the sheep for months, feeding, tracking, shedding them when it was raining and teaching them to led and stand in the show ring without wearing a halter.
"At the show, the final preparations are washing their faces, a little fleece clip and removing any straw from their fleece," she added.
Rachel Smith, agriculture teacher at the College, said that the Trinity Corriedales shone in the schools' interbreed ring and impressed the judge who described Trinity Dixie (tag 166) as the complete package and an excellent example of what the industry is looking for.
Trinity Dixie won Champion Schools Ewe, went on to win Grand Champion School Exhibit and the Terry Goldrick Memorial Prize - Grand Champion Schools Exhibit competition against the Champion School Ram, a Poll Dorset from St Lawrence's Coonabarabran. The College also won Schools Interbreed competition - Best pair of Ewes with Trinity Dixie and Trinity Delta.
The College also won Schools Interbreed Competition - Best pair of Ewes with Trinity Dixie and Trinity Delta.
Trinity Dixie (tag 166) went on to win Grand Champion School Ewe and the competition against the Grand Champion School Ram a Poll Dorset from St Lawrence's Coonabarabran.
The students also had continued success in the Corriedale ring exhibiting for Trinity and Glen Esk Corriedale studs. "The students worked well together to ensure that the sheep looked their best both in and out of the ring," Mrs Smith said.
Claire Pettit, who was a part of the team, said that that it was exciting to get back to showing again following the 2020 show cancellations and being a part of the great Corriedale community.
"I really enjoyed getting to see the schools ewes in the show ring and parading them," she said.
The students are now busy preparing for the NSW State Sheep Show at Dubbo which will be held in May.
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