Eugowra stud claim emotional Boer doe victory

Judge Johan  Strauss congratulates Tracey Wood of Pacifica Boer Goat Stud after her doe was awarded Grand Champion Standard Boer Doe.

Judge Johan Strauss congratulates Tracey Wood of Pacifica Boer Goat Stud after her doe was awarded Grand Champion Standard Boer Doe.

Eugowra's Pacifica Boer Goat Stud have enjoyed an outstanding day in the doe section of the 2019 Sydney Royal Show competition, eliciting an outpouring of emotion from those involved with the enterprise.

Renowned for the quality of their bucks, Pacifica have stunned even themselves with their haul of ribbons from the doe competition.

While Paul and Janette Ormsby were deservedly awarded Kid Champion Standard Boer Doe, Pacifica took out both the Junior and Senior Champion Standard Boer Goat awards and the reserves as well.

The Senior Champion went on the be awarded Grand Champion Standard Boer Doe which was a first for the stud.

"I'm very excited," Pacifica's Tracey Woods said.

"I have never won Senior Champion Doe before let alone Grand Champion at Sydney Royal!

"Bucks have always been our strength and what we have been known for.

"We have worked really hard on our does the last couple of years and that effort is now paying off.

"The Grand Champion won Kid Champion, then Intermediate Champion and has now won Senior Champion.

"It is great to see the quality they show when they are younger carrying through."

Despite taking nothing for granted, Pacifica are quietly confident of a strong result in the bucks as well.

"You never know what the judge's decision will be but we are hopeful," Tracey said.

"A very well respected judge once said to me that you never take a champion to a show - you take a buck and hope you bring home a champion."

Judge Johan Strauss has been impressed with the quality at in this year's Boer goat competition.

Judge Johan Strauss has been impressed with the quality at in this year's Boer goat competition.

Judge Johan Strauss, hails from southern Free State, South Africa, and has been judging since 2005.

This is the second time he has judged at Sydney, providing those duties in 2008 as well.

This year will see Mr Strauss judge at his fifth national show in South Africa.

He has been impressed with the quality on display this year at Sydney Royal.

"I am actually surprised how good the quality has been," he said.

"This has especially been the case in the older animals.

"I really have to congratulate the breeders.

"It is not always easy to bring so many quality animals."