Martin Paterson views the winning fine-wool fleece in the
Golden Fleece competition, entered by his son Andrew and
daughter-in-law Tracy. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
Matakanui Station has done it again.
Andrew and Tracy Paterson, who farm near Omakau, have won the
supreme fine-wool fleece award in the Royal Agricultural
Society of New Zealand's national Golden Fleece competition
for the second consecutive year.
The event was hosted recently by the Otago-Taieri A&P
Society and will move to Oxford next year.
The Patersons' halfbred ewe fleece, which weighed 6.4kg
skirted, scored 99 points out of 100.
The strong-wool fleece award was won by Rachel Humphrey, of
Feilding, with a score of 98.5.