Electroplated silver cup with a domed lid, raised on a timber base. Made by S Watkins in Sheffield.
Awarded For: Awarded for Grand Champion Border Leicester Ram.
Donated By: Mr Walton was committed throughout his life to the sheep industry. He started his career as a jackeroo and progressed to overseer, working at various commercial properties, and Merino and Corriedale studs. He then managed Wandara Stud in Goulburn for 17 years, where he bred Border Leicesters, Dorset Horns, Poll Dorsets, Suffolks and Southdowns. He showed many of these breeds at the top sheep shows around Australia, including Sydney, Albury, Melbourne and Perth. After managing Wandara he worked as a producer representative on the Metropolitan Meat Industry Board for three years. Following this he was General manager of a Swiss company that owned several Australian properties until he retired in 1991. Mr Walton held many voluntary positions in sheep organisations throughout his life, such as President and Treasurer of the Australian Society of Breeders' of British Sheep (ASBBS) NSW Branch, Federal President of the ASBBS, and President of the NSW Lamb Committee. He was actively involved in the Australian show movement, stewarding at Sydney Shows and judging sheep at Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Launceston and various NSW country agricultural shows. The breed he most preferred and with which he was most involved was the Border Leicester. Mr Walton passed away on 23 August 1995. Donated by the wife and children of the late Brian Walton and first presented in 1999.