MORE than 250 stud Dorper and White Dorper sheep converged on the Dubbo Showgound this week for the annual National Dorper and White Dorper Show.
South African judge Weber Scheun, Beaufort West, had the mammoth task on Tuesday of judging the ewes.
Nine-month-old ewe lamb Global 130166, exhibited by Global stud, Narrabri, was awarded junior champion Dorper ewe after placing first in the Dorper ewe lamb born between 01/12/13 and 28/02/14 class.
Coming in as reserve was five-month-old Netanya 140118, exhibited by the Pagett family, Netanya stud, Wee Waa.
In the White Dorpers, it was Dumisa 130353 which took out the junior champion sash.
Exhibited by Andrea van Niekerk, Dumisa and African studs, Moama, the August 2013-drop ewe placed first in the White Dorper ewe lamb born before 30/11/13 with lambs-tooth class.
In reserve was Netanya 130102, which also placed second to the champion ewe in the earlier class.
But it was the senior ewes that triumphed in the grand champion female judging on Wednesday morning.
The senior and grand champion Dorper ewe was exhibited by Bellevue stud, Millmerran, Queensland, while the senior and grand champion White Dorper ewe was won by an exhibit from Burrawang stud, Ootha.
More to come