Armidale Results Canterbury A&P Show 2012

  • Champion Superfine Ewe
  • Champion Fine Ram
  • Reserve Champion Medium Ram
  • Champion Medium Ewe
  • Reserve Champion Fine Poll Ewe
  • Champion Medium Poll Ram
  • Reserve Champion Medium Poll Ewe
  • Grand Champion Merino Ram
  • Supreme Champion Merino
  • Best Ewe Hogget
  • Best Ram Hogget
  • Winner Group Of three Rams
  • Most Successful Exhibitor

Merino excellence awards presented

It has been a stellar year for the Paterson family from Gimmerburn. Allan and Eris Paterson, and their son Simon and his wife Sarah, won the clip of the year title, which was presented during the Otago Merino Association's Merino Excellence Awards in Queenstown on Friday night. It was the second consecutive year the family has won the title and it followed what Allan Paterson described as an "absolutely phenomenal" year, not only with their achievements, but also the season and prices. The Armidale merino stud was founded by Allan Paterson's grandfather George and, after lapsing during World War 2, it was later resurrected by his father Bruce and is now run by Allan and Simon. They won the most successful merino exhibitor at the Canterbury A and P Show last November and, last month, achieved a rare double, winning both the fine wool and the strong wool championship in the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand's national Golden Fleece competition...

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Armidale Results Canterbury A&P Show 2011

  • Champion Superfine Ram
  • Champion Fine Ram
  • Champion Medium Ram and Reserve
  • Reserve Champion Merino Ewe (medium)
  • Champion Poll Ram
  • Champion Poll Ewe
  • Grand Champion Ram
  • Reserve Grand Champion Ram
  • Winner group of 3 Rams
  • Winner Ivomec pairs award
  • Winner Woodchester Cup
  • Most successful exhibitor
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Stud Details

Stud Principals: Allan & Simon Paterson
Established: 1954 Flock No. 167 (Horned), 2010 Flock No. 6 (Polled)
Stud Classer: A D & S D Paterson
Stud Adviser: Chris Bowman (Australia)
Ewe Numbers: 1000 Full Pedigree Recorded
Sale Method: Private by appointment (February)

Property Details

Area: 2054 hectares
Rainfall: 350mm
Stock Numbers: 1000 Stud Ewes, 4000 Commercail ewes, 2500 Hoggets and Trading Cattle



Armidale is a fifth generation farm located in the Maniototo.  The property is predominantly flat to rolling with two summer run blocks and 120ha of irrigation.  On average the property winters around 8000 stock units.  The property is prone to summer droughts and long winters.

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