White Dorper wins meat sheep crown

Kate MatthewsCountryman

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

BREEDS

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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