White Dorper wins meat sheep crown
The meat breed sheep pavilion was bursting at the seams during judging at last week's Albany Agricultural Show.
Judges Jock Page, Les O'Halloran and Murray Connan examined and compared 140 entries across 10 breeds.
The supreme all breeds champion ram was awarded to a White Dorper exhibited by the Tomlinson family's Chesterfield stud.
After judging, Mr Connan said the ram was a solidly built sheep carrying all the meat needed.
The ram was up against one from Lake Grace Samm stud Tiarri which came reserve in all of the supreme champion classes, including ewe and all breeds groups.
Tiarri also won the all breeds champion longwool ram, ewe and group.
Texel stud JimJan was awarded the sash for having the supreme champion all breed ewe and Kendenup stud Brimfield was selected for having the supreme champion all breed group.
Sheep councillor-in-charge Gordon Richardson said that along with a boost in entries, there were two new studs showing - Kohat White Suffolk, of Ongerup, and Windle Hill, of Kendenup.
Windle Hill won the all breed pair of rams and the South Suffolk ram.
Mr Richardson said the biggest classes were for White Suffolks and Dorpers and across the competition, there were more than 15 studs competing.
Meat breed champions
Supreme champion all breeds ram: Chesterfield; Reserve: Tiarri
Supreme champion all breeds ewe: JimJan; Reserve: Tiarri
Supreme champion all breeds group: Brimfield; Reserve: Tiarri
All breeds pair of rams: Windle Hill
All breeds pair of ewes: JimJan
All breeds champion long wool ram: Tiarri
All breeds champion long wool ewe: Tiarri
All breeds champion long wool group: Tiarri
All breeds champion short wool ram: Chesterfield
All breeds champion short wool ewe: JimJan
All breeds champion short wool group: Brimfield
Poll Dorset ram and ewe: Brimfield
Suffolk ram and ewe: Karinya
South Suffolk ram: Windle Hill; Ewe: Wayandah
Border Leicester ram and ewe: Willow Springs
White Suffolk ram: Brimfield; Ewe: Ridgetop
Texel ram and ewe: JimJan
Corriedale ram and ewe: Inlet Views
Dorper ram and ewe: Plantagenet
White Dorper ram: Chesterfield; Ewe: Marbellup
Samm ram and ewe: Tiarri
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