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Growers win 10 awards at Sydney Royal Easter Show

Growers of Pacific Seeds varieties were the big winners at 2017’s Sydney Royal Easter Show District Exhibits Competition, taking out 10 of the 24 broadacre cropping awards.

Run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, the annual competition draws grains, oilseeds, vegetables, fruit, wool, and other produce from five agricultural districts (Southern NSW, Northern NSW, Western NSW, Central NSW, and South East Queensland) to Sydney.

There it is used to build giant displays that reflect the diversity and excellence of each region’s produce.

Judges also present individual awards to farmers for their entries.

The 2017 district exhibit overall winner was announced as the South East Queensland District.

It also won the Perpetual Shield and the HCM See Memorial Annual Plaque.

Central NSW was awarded the highest number of points, and was also the display, people’s choice, and public’s winner.

In the sorghum sections, a crop of Pacific MR43 sorghum grown by P Dieckmann at Brookstead, Queensland, won the champion sorghum grain title.

D Lobwein at Norwin, Queensland, won the reserve champion sorghum grain prize and champion sorghum heads for his MR-Scorpio.

Reserve champion sorghum heads was won by Paspaley Rural at Coolah, NSW, with MR-Buster.

In the wheat sections, a crop of Spitfire wheat grown at Lyal Farming’s Yelarbon, Queensland, property won champion wheat of show, as well as champion prime hard wheat.

Reserve champion prime hard wheat was won by H McMicking for a crop of Spitfire wheat at Goondiwindi, Queensland.

Also from Goondiwindi, P & M Jackson’s crop of Wylie took the champion hard wheat prize.

Andrew Craig won the champion soft wheat title with his crop of Impala, grown at Mullaley, NSW.

Reserve champion soft wheat was taken home by B & C Unger, Tomingley, NSW, for a crop of Impala.

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