Regal 242 had been added to the Kolindale selection of sires after being purchased at the Adelaide Show Ram Sale 2014 for $66,000. This large ram, with exceptional 19.4 micron wool is AI bred by Collinsville Regal 9 (top price Collinsville ram in 2012 sale at $23,000) and the grandson of Majestic (sold for $30,000 to Sherlock stud).
This year I was invited to judge at the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show. It was a great opportunity and privilege and I highly commend the South Australian stud breeders on the quality and presentation of their sheep. The South Australian breeders are very passionate about dual purpose merinos and actively promote them. The highlight of the show was judging the Medium Wool Poll Merino 2 Tooth Class with a record 46 entries.