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There was strong and friendly competition among the stud meat sheep breeders when 135 exhibits representing eight breeds paraded before judges Lachie Mainsbridge, Glen Innes, NSW and Gavin Wall, Victoria, at this year's Toowoomba Royal Show.
The champion Dorper ewe was won by Melanie Hurley, Melete Dorpers, Kogan.
First time exhibitors Janylle and Barry Henry, Allora claimed the champion Dorper ram.
Stephen and Donna Emmerton, Davemm Hill White Dorpers, Haden, also enjoyed a successful show claiming the champion White Dorper ram and ewe pen consisting of a ram and ewe, and the breeders group.