JUNIOR exhibits of Sandra and Faith Pagett, Wee Waa, pushed their Netanya stud to most successful exhibitor position of the 2017 Eastern Region Dorper show.
Progeny of Global Bradman including grand-daughter Netanya Elle was junior champion ewe while a son, Netanya Faulkner was awarded junior ram.
Global stud of Cecile van Lill with Leon van Niekerk, Turrawan, took out senior and grand ewe championship with a Global Larkham daughter line bred from Global Pollock the 2015 junior champion of Dubbo show. Another global ram was reserve senior champion.
Senior and grand champion ram at 16 months, Bulmar Leon by a Kaya Gorilla 2012 drop son was shown by Bully Malherbe, Bulmar stud, Orange.
Prieska stud, Peak Hill, exhibited reserve senior ewe while Gary Rawlings, Torchwood stud, Yass, showed reserve junior ewe.
Amarula stud, Gravesend, showed reserve junior ram.
Nomuula’s five broad ribbons
TAMWORTh district breeder, Cherilyn Lowe, became the most successful White Dorper exhibitor of the 2017 Eastern Region two-day show and sale event last week when her Nomuula stud, Moombi, took out junior and grand champion ram, reserve senior champion ram, plus the junior and also reserve junior champion ewe awards.
Nomuula Apollo, an eight-month old ET son of a Kaya sire from a Matchless foundation ewe, took out junior and grand ram awards.
The stud’s junior and reserve ewes were Nomuula Poppit and Nomuula Poppy respectively, plus reserve senior champion ram, Nomuula Spartacus, winner of the four-tooth class.
Judge, David Curtis of Bellevue stud, Millmerran, Queensland, said both juniors were "beautiful ewes” and full of quality.
Poppit is from a ewe Ms Lowe purchased at the 2016 Australian National show and sale at Bendigo, Victoria, while Poppy is an ET daughter of a Kaya sire.
Following close behind was the Pagett family’s Netanya stud, Wee Waa, exhibiting the senior champion female, Netanya Zafari, in her first showing. She is by a Tindarra sire and from the 2015 reserve junior champion NSW State Show at Dubbo.
Netanya also exhibited reserve junior champion ram with Netanya Hussle, a natural triplet by a Topchop sire and from a Netanya White Knight sired dam.
In his first showing 10 year-old Flynn Kirkby exhibited the senior champion ram with the recently purchased Basecamp Dan.
Flynn with his brother, Sam, 12, (sons of Justin and Lorroi Kirkby, Amarula stud, Gravesend) are starting off their own stud, unnamed at present, on an Amarula ewe base with Basecamp Dan as sire, which they bought at the Queensland Region sale, St George, last September.
Mr Curtis liked the senior champion’s length of body.
“He’s a very nice ram with nice balance and plenty of length,” he said.
Flynn presented for judging three Dorper rams for four ribbons including reserve junior Dorper ram plus his lone White Dorper ram for the senior broad ribbon accolade.
Jan Myburgh, Iron Rock stud, Murringo, exhibited the reserve senior champion ram, a son of a Kaya sire and from a 2011 drop Kaya bred ewe which has produced 14 lambs for Iron Rock stud.
Nine exhibitors entered 23 ewes and 19 rams for showing on the first day.