Colin Lockhart is congratulated by Beef and Lamb New
Zealand central South Island director Anne Munro during the
Glammies at the Upper Clutha A&P Show. Photo by Beef
and Lamb NZ
Waitahuna farmer Colin Lockhart is hoping to do one
better in next year's Beef and Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb
Mr Lockhart's Romney entry won best of breed (traditional) in
this year's Glammies, held at the Upper Clutha A&P Show.
Last year, his Romney/Texel Suffolk entry was fourth in the
dual purpose X terminal section.
Mr Lockhart, who has been farming on his own account for
eight or nine years, runs about 3000 stock units on the 333ha
He spent 15 years shearing and found Romneys to be one of the
easiest breeds to handle and they were sound sheep, he said.
He entered the Glammies to see how his lambs compared and
particularly for the information derived from laboratory
testing of the meat, he said.
The 2013 Glammies grand champion was won by Mangapoike Ltd,
represented by Pat Sherriff, from Gisborne, with a composite
lamb processed at Silver Fern Farms' Takapau plant.
Mangapoike Ltd won $2000, a trophy and a magnum of Mt
Difficulty 2009 pinot noir.
There were more than 180 entrants in the competition. The
final was judged by Beef and Lamb Iron Maidens Sarah Walker
and Sophie Pascoe, food writer Lauraine Jacobs, Beef and Lamb
ambassador chef Darren Wright and head judge and chef Graham
Mr Hawkes said the quality of this year's entries was a
''step up'' from last year's.
Other farmer winners were William and Karen Oliver (Te Kuiti)
for their Romney/Lamb Supreme (best of breed - crossbreed);
and Donald and Liz Polson (Wanganui) for their
Highlander/Primera lamb (best of breed - terminal).
Doug and Jeannie Brown, from North Otago, and Ken and Sharyn
McRae, from Lawrence, were third and fourth respectively in
the best of breed (traditional) with Romney entries.
David and Dawn Sangster, from Ranfurly), were third in the
best of breed (crossbreed) with a Romdale/Textra, while
Carolyn and Drew Dundass, from Ranfurly, were second in best
of breed (terminal X) with a Texel-cross/TexelJames and Liane
Crutchley, from Palmerston, were second in best of breed
(open) with a Texel/Romney/South Dorset Down, and Gary
Fordyce (Gore) was third with a composite.
Retailer and processor awards were won by Countdown and
Silver Fern Farms' Takapau plant respectively.