And this year it was the more productive, heavy-cutting sheep which rose above the finer woolled ones.
Despite less entries than previous years, judges Darren Chapman, Beaufort Vale Merino stud, Boyup Brook and Landmark wool representative Steve Squire were impressed with the quality sheep which they had the opportunity to judge on the day.
Six ewes were exhibited by four studs with the Rangeview stud, Darkan, putting forward two ewes, while the Tilba Tilba stud, Williams, Hyfield stud, Kojonup and Dongiemon stud, Williams, had one entry each.
When the final results were calculated, it was the stylish Dongiemon ewe that had the best score and was presented with the prestigious white sash.
Mr Chapman said it was a tight competition and a tough call but in the end the Dongiemon ewe got up for its overall balance, structural correctness and outlook.
"She is very well balanced and has a good head on her," he said.
"She has productive skin and her wool was of great quality."
The top ewe weighed 77.5kg and cut 10.4kg of wool, while it measured 23.4 micron, 82.5 per cent yield, 3.5 SD, 15.0 CV, 97pc CF and 55 N/kt.
The Dongiemon ewe's total score out of 650 was 592.5, scoring 33 out of 40 for conformation and constitution in wool, 37 out of 50 for conformation and constitution out of wool, 45 out of 60 for wool quality and coverage and 227.50 out of 250 for objectively measured traits.
However, its fleece commercial value was the most impressive, scoring a perfect 250 out of 250 in this section, when it was worth $89.23.
The Dongiemon ewe was out of the grey tag family and was also sashed the champion strong wool August shorn Poll Merino ewe in the show ring.
Only a minuscule 0.75 points behind the winner was a ewe from the Hyfield stud, Kojonup, which cut 8.52kg of wool and weighed in at 92.5kg.
This Hyfield ewe notched up 244.75 out of 250 for objectively measured traits and 224 out of 250 for fleece commercial value.
Its wool quality and coverage gained 49 out of 60, 34 out of 40 for conformation and constitution in wool and 40 out of 50 out of wool.
Overall the ewe totalled 591.75 out of 650 and Mr Chapman said it was a big, strong-bodied breeder.
"She has quite a bulky fleece on her," he said.
"However the Dongiemon ewe just scraped through as she had a slightly better quality fleece and a slightly higher fleece value."
It was disappointing to see only two rams entered in this year's PROram competition but despite the number dropping on previous years, the quality was certainly up there.
Again it was a Merino ram exhibited by the Norrish family, Angenup stud, Kojonup, which was presented with the winner's ribbon.
The Norrish family are no strangers to this event after taking home the same title last year.
Mr Chapman said the ram came out on top purely because of its bodyweight and wool cut.
"Both exhibits were great types but it was production we were chasing and the Angenup ram is going to make more dollars at the end of the day," he said.
The Angenup ram, which was sired by Franklin, weighed in at 144kg and cut an impressive 11.57kg of wool.
Its wool measured 20 micron, 76.7pc yield, 2.7 SD, 13.5 CV, 99.6pc CF and 64N/kt.
The ram scored 249 out of 250 for objectively measured traits, 49 out of 60 for wool quality and coverage, 37 out of 40 for conformation and constitution in wool, 42 out of 50 for conformation and constitution out of wool and 248 out of 250 for the commercial value of the fleece which was worth $98.50.
All up the Angenup ram registered a winning score of 625 out of 650 and was 69.25 points in front of a ram exhibited by Russell and Heather Meaton, Misty Hills stud, Kojonup.
The Misty Hills ram weighed 86kg and cut 8.22kg of wool.
It performed very well and scored the highest in the fleece commercial value section with a perfect score of 250 out of 250, returning $98.98 for its wool.
The Misty Hills ram's fleece measured 16.7 micron, 85.4pc yield, 2.7 SD, 13.5 CV, 99.6pc CF and 64 N/kt.
Mr Chapman said the ram had beautiful fine wool but didn't have the rest of the figures to match up to the Angenup ram which scored top points in the class.