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Galaxy Ironbark and Galaxy Oakwood seemed singularly unimpressed by the flurry of attention around them in their paddock yesterday. With a camera standing ready, their breeders, Rod and Rosalie Smith, draped the six-month-old rams with evidence of their weekend triumph at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Ironwood was crowned Grand Champion White Dorper Ram, any age and Oakwood snagged the Reserve Champion sash.
Despite the glory in the ring, Rod said the significant achievement for them was Ironbark’s first-place award in Objective Measurement class. The evaluation reflects the raw statistics about the meat-breeding quality in an animal.
“You know, judging in the ring is subjective, and the objective measurement is facts and figures.