Ewe Competitions

Commercial merino ewe competitions are an integral way of benchmarking and lifting a district’s merino flocks – the annual, friendly check-in of how a flock is improving alongside it’s neighbours offers a chance to reflect on management style and breeding direction.


Murtonga Pastoral [Peter, Vikki and Allan Stuckey] were awarded first place in Condobolin’s Don Brown ewe competition and went on to take out the Central-West competition. Judge Michael Elmes said they “the Bundemar flock were clear winners, a stand out flock”. Read more here and here.


James & Elise Nixon took out a hat-trick in Trundle’s Ted Little competition and going on to claim the Central West championship, with judge James Barron of Adina Stud saying they were “well nourished, very square on their feet … good wool and plenty of it”. Read more here

Murtonga Pastoral took third prize in Condobolin’s Don Brown Ewe Competition.


James & Elise Nixon, ‘Leewang’ Trundle claimed first place in the Ted Little Merino Ewe Competition.


James & Elise Nixon won Trundle’s Ted Little Merino Ewe Competition with their Leewang flock. The Land report

Murtonga Pastoral took out second place in Condobolin’s Don Brown ewe competition.


The highlight of Bundemar’s 2018 season has been the success of our clients in their local ewe competitions.

With congratulations to Murtonga Pastoral Co. placing first in the Don Brown Memorial Merino Ewe Competition in Condobolin.

And Burke Partnership at Yarrabandai placing first in the Ted Little Memorial Merino Ewe Competition in Trundle.

Burke Partnership also went on to take overall first place in the Central West Zone Ewe Competition with Murtonga Pastoral Co. placing a very close second, giving Bundemar a double in this zone competition involving some twenty four flocks from across the region.

Click here to view footage of Burke Partnership’s ewes or see Murtonga’s entry below:

L-R Judges – David Taylor & Scott Thrift; Burkes – Chris & Pam, Annie & Greg; Classer – Tom Kirk