Joanna Balcombe a national champion

The best young talent from across the Australian sheep industry headed to the Melbourne Royal Show to compete in the Agricultural Shows Australia (ASA) Judging and Parading National Championships on Monday, September 25.

Canowindra’s Joanna Balcombe took out this years ASA National Meat Breeds Sheep Championship claiming the top honor over Queensland’s Tracey Bennett and Victoria’s Matthew Hill.

Over one and a half hours Joanna judged eight meet breed sheep, four long wool animals and four short wool animals, against the standards of what is considered a good Meat Breed animal.

Joanna was judged on her ability to observe both the good and bad points of the animals and have her placings, after careful inspection and consideration, agree with the decision of the competitions Championship judge.

Joanna Balcombe (left) took out the Championship over Tracey Bennett and Matthew Hill. Photo provided by ASC NSW.

Joanna Balcombe (left) took out the Championship over Tracey Bennett and Matthew Hill. Photo provided by ASC NSW.