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Rain did not put a stop to the 26th Stud Meat Show at this year's Toowoomba Royal Show, with two judging rings going at the same time.
In one ring, the Dorper and White Dorper entries were more than double that of last year's show, with 143 head exhibited from nine studs.
The second ring had 80 entries from seven studs, including traditional breeds such as Poll Dorsets, Suffolks, White Suffolks, Southdown, Texels, Border Leicester and Dorset Horn.
Judge Jeff Sutton, Temora, said he was pleased to judge in the mud and rain, as he had seen first hand how hard Queensland had been hit with the drought.
"The quality of sheep was very high and I thought quite a few of the sheep would do very well at Sydney or Melbourne," Mr Sutton said.