Glen Brothers P/L, from Wattle Bank Merino Stud, Guildford, Central Victoria, have won the prestigious Grand Champion award at this year’s Australian Fleece Competition.
This is the first Grand Champion title awarded to Glen Brothers, who have supported the competition in each of its 19 years.
The Australian Fleece Competition is the largest fully measured fleece competition in the world, attracting 364 entries from 145 exhibitors.
The Performance Class, which caters for exhibitors shearing in six to eight-month cycles commercially was again well supported, with this year’s winner being Elanvale Holdings, Pyramid Hill, Victoria.
Almost two thirds of the fleeces will be donated at the conclusion of the competition to this year’s nominated charity, The CoOperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology. COGNO’s main aim is to conduct investigator-initiated and collaborative group trials addressing important clinical questions in patients with brain tumours
All competition fleeces were weighed and sampled for objective measurement (including length and strength), under standard procedures of the Australian Wool Testing Authority.
Media Release - 2019 Australian Fleece Competition