Flock No. 3718 Top Performing
Tara Park
Flock No. 3718

RECENT SUCCESSES IN THE SHOW RING
Top performing Tara Park sheep continued to excel in the show ring.

DUBBO NATIONAL SHEEP SHOW 22 Aug 2017

Champion & Reserve Champion Fine/Mediums Rams

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SWS MERINO FIELD DAY 31 Aug 2017

Best Pen of 3 Rams

CANBERRA RAS RESULTS February 2015
  • Supreme Merino Medium Wool
  • Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Champion Medium Wool Ram August Shorn

 
Shown is the Supreme Merino Medium/Strong Wool Ram
Photo courtesy of The Land Newspaper 2015
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CANBERRA GSSM SHOW & SALE RESULTS January 2015
  • Junior Champion Exhibit
  • Junior Champion March Shorn Ram
  • Junior Champion March Shorn Ewe
  • Reserve Champion March Shorn Ewe
  • Champion March Shorn Med/Strong Ram
  • Reserve Champion March Shorn Fine/Medium Ram
  • 2nd Roger Birtles Memorial March Shorn Group

 
Shown - Guy Evans Tara Park Merino Stud holding the Junior Champion Exhibit GSSM with Dennis & John Dalla, Orrie Cowie Merino Stud Warooka SA who purchased the ewe for $10,000 privately.
Photo courtesy of The Land Newspaper 2015
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South West Slopes Stud Merino Breeders Field Day 2014

2014 Merino Ram of the Year

2014 SOUTH WEST SLOPES STUD MERINO BREEDERS FIELD DAY

Tara Park Merino Stud, Boorowa won the South West Slopes 2014 Merino Ram of the year.

Crowds flocked to Galong for the annual SWS Stud merino Field Day on Thursday 4th September, the day drew a large crowd of Merino enthusiasts with over 50 studs on show.

The stud events were judged by Mark Prendergast, Cottage Park Merino Stud, Cooma & Chris Clonan, Alfoxton Merino Stud, Armidale. Speaking on behalf of the judges, Mr Clonan said they gave the nod to Tara Park for a young ram with outstanding conformation and bright gutsy wool.

The two tooth ram was a son of Tara Park King and measured 17.8 micron fibre diameter. Tara Park King had been judged Merino Ram of the Year at the 2012 SWS Stud Merino Field Day held at “Iandra” Greenethorpe.

SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2014

Tara Park Victorious at the Sydney Royal

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                               Summary of The Land report by Cara Jeffrey

A merino ewe judged as possessing “purity of fibre” from the head to the hindquarter has taken out the prestigious Supreme Merino Exhibit at the Sydney Royal Show.

The six tooth ewe from the Evans’ Tara Park Stud Boorowa, won ahead of the Supreme Merino Ram. The Tara Park ewe named "Catherine", to coincide with the Royal visit, rose through the ranks as Champion fine wool March shorn Merino ewe, before being sashed grand champion fine wool ewe.

She then took the Supreme Merino Ewe title before nabbing Supreme Merino Exhibit. The ewe tested 18.7 micron wool, 2.5 SD, 13.4 SD & 99.8pc comfort factor. Judge Malcolm Peake, Bogo Merinos, Bookham, said the decision to sash the Tara Park Exhibit as the Supreme Merino Exhibit was a unanimous one among the panel of six judges.

“The ewe is well put together, with a very nice barrel and good, long stapled wool, the wool is very even all over” Mr Peake said. Fellow judge Drew Chapman, Hinesville Merino Stud, Dalgety, said “no matter where it was opened the wool was just as rich”.

Earlier this year the ewe was judged Supreme Ewe at the Great Southern Supreme Show Canberra and Supreme Ewe at Boorowa Show. "Catherine" is by prominent sire "Tara Park 4202", which sired the 2013 Stonehaven Cup team from Tara Park as well as the 2013 Tom Culley winning ram. Mr Evans said he knew "Catherine" would keep the judges honest.

Tara Park Stud had a team of two rams & two ewes at the show, from which they collected seven broad ribbons.


CANBERRA GSSM SHOW & SALE RESULTS January 2014
  • GRAND CHAMPION RAM
  • GRAND CHAMPION EWE
  • SUPREME EXHIBIT
  • BEST PAIR
  • 9 BROAD RIBBONS

 
Shown - George, Ned & Guy Evans with the Grand Champion Ewe & Ram, Supreme Exhibit & Best Pair.
Photo courtesy of The Land Newspaper 2014
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Many regarded the line-up at the 2014 GSSM Show & Sale as one of the best ever seen at the first major Merino event for the year. Tara Park, Boorowa rose to the fore and claimed both the grand champion ram and grand champion ewe, having done so in 2012 & 2009. This left the judges with two exhibits from the stud to select their supreme exhibit from.

In the end, they went for the ram for his overall outlook and length of body “he’s got terrific scale with good wool, and a terrific head and muzzle” one of the judges said. Tara Park co-principal Guy Evans said the previously unshown four tooth was by influential sire TP4202, he had earlier been awarded champion March-shorn fine/medium wool ram and grand champion March shorn ram. He tested 19.1 micron SD 3.1 CV 16.2 CF 99.7.

The stud’s champion ewe was also be TP4202, she was sashed champion March shorn fine wool ewe and grand champion March shorn ewe of the show, and tested 18.7 micron 99.8 CF. The duo were awarded the Best Pair of the show.

“It is a very pleasing result for us given the quality of the sheep on show this year” Guy Evans said.

Summary of The Land report by Brendan Mansbridge

SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2013

Tara Park Reigns Again - 2013 Show!

  • 13 Broad Ribbons

  • STONEHAVEN CUP (best group of 5 merino’s March shorn)

  • The Tom Culley Award
    for the SUPREME JUNIOR EXHIBIT

  • GRAND CHAMPION Fine/Medium Wool Ram

  • GRAND CHAMPION Fine/Medium Wool Ewe

  • Sir Frederick McMaster Memorial Award for the MOST SUCCESSFUL March Shorn Exhibitor

YASS 15Oth ANNUAL SHOW March 2013
  • 10 Broad Ribbons
  • Supreme Exhibit
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ram
    & Res. Grand Champion
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Junior Champion Ewe

Supreme Medium Ram 
Shown is the Supreme Champion Exhibit
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CANBERRA RAS RESULTS February 2013
  • Best Open Group
  • Best Pair March Shorn
  • Supreme Merino Medium Wool
  • Junior Champion Ram
  • Junior Champion Ewe
  • Champion Medium Wool Ram & Ewe
  • Res. Champion Fine Wool Ram & Ewe

Supreme Medium Ram 
Shown is the Supreme Medium Ram
Photo courtesy of The Land Newspaper 2013
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Merino Breeders Field Day 2012

2012 SOUTH WEST SLOPES STUD MERINO BREEDERS FIELD DAY

2012 SOUTH WEST SLOPES STUD MERINO BREEDERS FIELD DAY HELD AT “IANDRA CASTLE” GREENETHORPE.

The South West Slopes Stud Merino Breeders Field Day was held Thursday 6th September at “Iandra Castle” on the Greenethorpe Road some 25kms from Young.
The Field Day now in its 23rd year and in its 3rd year of being located at Iandra Castle has grown each year in popularity.
The Field Day brought together the best quality sheep from 34 studs in the SWS as well as many areas of NSW.
Tara Park Merino Stud took out:

  • SWS MERINO RAM OF THE YEAR 2012 and
  • NSW ALL PURPOSE MERINO RAM LAMB 2012.



SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2012

Tara Park Reigns Supreme - 2012 Show!

  • 16 BROAD RIBBONS (9 SHEEP ENTERED)
  • MOST SUCESSFUL MARCH SHORN EXHIBITOR
  • BEST MERINO EWE
  • STONEHAVEN CUP
    (Best Group of 5 Merino Sheep-3 rams 2 ewes)
  • GRAND CHAMPION MEDIUM WOOL EWE
  • GRAND CHAMPION FINE MEDIUM WOOL EWE
    Reserve Grand Champion Fine Medium Wool Ewe
  • GRAND CHAMPION FINE/MEDIUM WOOL RAM
  • GRAND CHAMPION STRONG WOOL EWE
    (Winner of 4 tooth Ewe Production Class
    14.5kg FW, 90kg BW, 19.5 Mic, 38.5 Ema)
CANBERRA RAS RESULTS February 2012
  • SUPREME MERINO MEDIUM/STRONG WOOL
    BEST PAIR
    (1 Ewe 1 Ram)
  • JUNIOR CHAMPION MERINO RAM
  • Champion Medium/Strong Wool Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Medium/Strong Wool Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Medium/Strong Wool Ram
  • Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ewe
GREAT SOUTHERN SUPREME MERINO SHOW
Canberra - 23 Jan 2012
  • 18 Broad Ribbons
  • Most Successful Exhibitor
  • Supreme Exhibit
  • Best Pair (1 Ram 1 Ewe)
  • Grand Champion Ram
  • Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Ewe
  • Jnr. Champion Ewe
  • Champion Jnr. Exhibit.
  • Champion & Reserve Champion Fine Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Fine & Medium Sale Ram

The Supreme Exhibit held by Guy, sashed by Richard Knight Rabobank Manager Goulburn
Grand Champion Ram & Ewe (also the BEST PAIR). Held by George & Gu.y
Photos courtesy of The Land Newspaper 2012
SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2009

Tara Park Reigns Supreme at the 2009 Show!

  • Supreme Merino
  • RAS of NSW Supreme Merino Perpetual Trophy
  • The Stonehaven Cup
  • Best Exhibit of Five Merino March Shorn Sheep
  • Riverina Stud Merino Field Days Association Perpetual Trophy
  • Best Merino Ram
  • Best Merino Ewe
  • Best Junior Merino
  • Best Pair Consisting Ram & Ewe any age
  • Grand Champion Fine Wool Ewe
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Most Successful March Shorn Merino Exhibitor
BOOROWA SHOW RESULTS 6th March 2009
  • Supreme Ram
  • Supreme Ewe
  • Junior Champion Ram
  • Junior Champion Ewe
  • Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Champion Medium Wool Ewe
CANBERRA RAS RESULTS 28th February 2009
  • Supreme Medium Wool Exhibit
  • Best Pair
  • Junior Champion Ram
  • Junior Champion Ewe
  • Champion Fine Wool Ewe
  • Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Res. Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Res. Champion Medium Wool Ram

SUPREME EXHIBIT
GREAT SOUTHERN SUPREME MERINO SHOW
Canberra - 19 Jan 2009
  • Champion Fine wool Sale Ram
  • Junior Champion Ewe
  • Junior Champion Ram
  • Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Res. Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Champion March Shorn Ewe
  • Champion March Shorn Ram
  • Grand Champion Ewe
  • Grand Champion Ram
  • Best Pair (Ewe and Ram)
  • Supreme Exhibit.

SUPREME EXHIBIT
HAMILTON RAM SALE 2008
  • Sold 5 out of 5 rams
  • Average price of $2250
DUBBO RAM SALE 2008
  • Sold 2 out of 3 rams
  • Average price of $2250
BOOROWA SHOW RESULTS 29th February 2008
  • Supreme Exhibit
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ram.
  • Champion August shorn Medium Wool Ram
Supreme Ram
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National Australia Bank are major sponsors of the sheep section.
CANBERRA RAS RESULTS February 2007
  • Champion Medium wool Ram March shorn
  • Champion Medium wool Ewe March shorn
  • Reserve Champion medium wool August shorn ram
  • 2nd Open August shorn Group of 5 merinos
  • Reserve Champion August shorn Fine Wool Ewe.

    George, Guy & Ned Evans.
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GREAT SOUTHERN SUPREME MERINO SHOW
Canberra - 22 Jan 2007
  • GRAND CHAMPION EWE OF SHOW (see below)
  • Champion Medium wool March Shorn Ewe
  • Champion Medium wool March Shorn Ram
  • Champion Fine/Medium wool August shorn Ewe
  • Champion March Shorn Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Medium Wool Sale Ram
GRAND CHAMPION EWE OF SHOW
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BOOROWA SHOW RESULTS March 2006
  • Supreme Ram
  • Best Group of 3 rams and 2 ewes
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Reserve Grand Champion Medium Wool Ewe
Best Group of 3 rams and 2 ewes
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Supreme Ram
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CANBERRA RAS RESULTS February 2006
  • Supreme Medium Wool Exhibit
  • Koonwarra Trophy for Best Open Group
  • Supreme August Shorn Ewe
  • Second Best Pair
  • Reserve Junior Champion Ram
  • Champion Medium Wool March Shorn Ram
  • Reserve Champion Medium Wool August Shorn Ram
  • Reserve Champion Medium Wool March Shorn Ewe

    Supreme Medium Wool Exhibit
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    Koonwarra Trophy for Best Open Group
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GOULBURN RESULTS January 2006
  • Champion Medium wool Sale Ram
  • Reserve Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Reserve Champion August Shorn Medium Wool Ewe
  • Champion March Shorn Medium Wool Ram
  • 3rd in the Roger Birtles Group of 3 rams and 2 ewes

    Champion Medium Wool March Shorn Ram Goulburn 2006
    Holders Guy & Ned Evans
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    2 Tara Park Rams in the judging Ring Goulburn 2006
    George Evans holder
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CANBERRA RAS RESULTS 2005
  • Champion Medium wool March shorn ewe
  • Koonwarra Trophy for Best Open Group of 3 rams and 2 ewes
BOOROWA SHOW RESULTS 2005
  • Grand Champion Medium wool ewe
  • Reserve Grand Champion fine wool ewe
  • Best August shorn ewe
  • Best Group of 3 rams and 2 ewes
SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2005
  • Reserve Grand Champion fine wool ewe
  • Reserve Grand Champion medium wool ewe
  • Reserve Junior Champion ewe
  • Champion medium wool March shorn ewe
  • Reserve Champion medium wool March shorn ewe
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  • Reserve Champion fine wool March shorn ewe
  • 3rd Stonehaven Cup (Group 3 rams & 2 ewes March shorn)
GOULBURN RESULTS 22,23/1/2005
  • Grand Champion Ewe (for the fourth year in succession)
  • Reserve Grand Champion Ram
  • Roger Birtles Trophy for the Best Group of 3 rams
    & 2 ewes - March Shorn
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  • Reserve Grand Champion Ram
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  • Champion medium wool ewe
  • Champion medium wool ram
  • Champion fine wool ewe
  • Reserve Junior Champion ewe

SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW RESULTS

April 2004

  • 1st Stonehaven Cup (Best group of 3 rams & 2 ewes)
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    (photo copyright
    Wayne Jenkins
    photography)
  • Supreme Ewe
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    Wayne Jenkins
    photography)
  • Grand Champion Medium wool ewe (below Right)
  • Grand Champion Fine wool ewe (below Left)
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    "The Land")
  • Champion March shorn ewe
  • Res Junior Champion August shorn ewe
  • Res Champion Medium wool August shorn ewe
  • Champion Fine wool March shorn ewe
  • Champion Medium wool March shorn ewe

BOOROWA SHOW 6/7 Mar 2004
  • Supreme Ram
  • Supreme Ewe
  • Best Group of 5 merinos
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ram
  • Grand Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Junior Champion Ewe

CANBERRA ROYAL SHOW 28/29 Feb 2004
  • Supreme Medium wool exhibit
  • 1st open group of 5 merinos
  • 1st pairs
  • Junior Champion Ewe
  • Champion March shorn fine wool ewe
  • Champion March shorn medium wool ram
  • Champion March shorn Medium wool ewe

GOULBURN RESULTS 18/1/2004
  • Grand Champion Ewe (for the third year in succession)
  • Reserve Grand Champion Ram
  • The Roger Birtles March shorn group of three rams and two ewes
  • Champion Pair
  • Reserve Champion August shorn ewe
  • Champion and Reserve Champion medium wool March shorn ewe
  • Champion Fine wool March shorn ewe (later to be judged the Grand Champion ewe)
  • Champion medium wool ram
  • 2 rams sold to a top of $2100

SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW RESULTS
11/4/2003

  • 1st Stonehaven Cup (Group of 3 Rams & 2 Ewes)
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  • Reserve Grand Champion Fine Wool Ewe
  • Reserve Grand Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • 3rd State Pair out of 30 teams entered.

CANBERRA SHOW RESULTS 2/3/2003
  • Champion Fine Wool Ewe
  • Champion Medium Wool Ram August Shorn
  • Reserve Champion Medium Wool Ewe August Shorn
  • Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ram August Shorn
  • Reserve Champion Medium Wool Ram March Shorn
  • 2nd Group of 5 Merinos

GOULBURN RESULTS 18/1/2003
  • Supreme Ewe
  • Champion Medium Wool Ewe
  • Champion August Shorn Ram
  • Champion Medium Wool Sale Ram
  • 2nd Pen of Sale Rams

HAMILTON 2003
  • Champion pen of 5 long wool sale rams
  • Top price of $7500