THE Brumpton Family, Mount Ascot and Jolly Jumbuck studs, Mitchell continue to stake their claim as one of Queensland’s leading breeders after taking out three of the five state titles and a grand champion.
The Merino ram, Mount Ascot Bill, exhibited by Nigel and Rosemary Brumpton was named the reserve grand champion Merino ram of the show before going on to claim the Queensland Junior Ram of the Year and the Queensland Ram of the Year at the State Sheep Show in Charleville on Saturday.
It comes after he was named Supreme Exhibit at Roma and Mitchell shows and second in Sydney.
Out of One Oak 304, Bill has a 19.6 micron fleece and a comfort factor of 99.8 per cent and will contest the national ram of the year title in Dubbo in August.
He was also in the Brumpton Family’s winning Queensland Champion Pair, alongside a ewe by Mount Ascot Lawrence, which together will now travel to Bendigo in July for the National final.
Broad ribbons were in Mount Ascot Bill’s blood lines after sharing a sire with the Brumpton Family’s Queensland Ram of the Year last year, Mount Ascot Nikko.
Stud owner Nigel Brumpton said it was his white bright lustrous fine medium wool, great length of staple and productive skin that they admired most, views shared with judge Steven Bolt, Corrigin, Western Australia.
“We went for him because of his overall exceptional skin quality that nourishment and production on a really good well structured ram,” he said.
Bill’s prize winning heritage wasn’t enough to overcome the Brumpton children, Felicity, Charlie and Lachie, whose ram Jolly Jumbuck Thumper won the Grand Champion All Purpose Merino on Friday, with Bill the Reserve Champion All Purpose Ram.
The ram, with a 20.7 micron fleece and 99.1 per cent comfort factor, was highly regarded by the judges both structurally for his carcase quality and wool quality production.
Weighing 122.5kg with 6mm fat, muscle depth of 30mm and width of 87mm and 26.12 EMA, Mr Brumpton said it was those same qualities that gave him his name.
“He was just a massive lamb, a thumping big lamb.
“He has always been an outstanding ram for growth rates.”