Whynot and Nomuula Dorpers impress

2019 NSW Sheep Show: Whynot takes the rams and Nomuula the ewes in the Dorpers


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The grand champion ewe from Nomuula with judge, Graeme Budd, Old Munbilla, Coutts Crossing, Cherilyn Lowe and Joanna Dixon, Nomuula, Moonbi and Jessica Huckel and Tamsyn Henry, Dubbo College Delroy.

The grand champion ewe from Nomuula with judge, Graeme Budd, Old Munbilla, Coutts Crossing, Cherilyn Lowe and Joanna Dixon, Nomuula, Moonbi and Jessica Huckel and Tamsyn Henry, Dubbo College Delroy.

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Dorper breeders represent at the NSW Sheep Show at Dubbo.

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It was Nomuula in the ewes and Whynot in the rams for the Dorper ring of the NSW Sheep Show at Dubbo Show.

In the ewes, Nomuula Dorpers from Moonbi near Tamworth were awarded grand champion, senior champion and reserve and reserve junior champion.

The grand champion ewe was the senior champion from the four tooth and over class.

Judge, Graeme Budd, Old Munbilla, Coutts Crossing via Grafton said the ewe, who was presented with her twin lambs, was an outstanding animal, in fantastic condition.

"She's a beautiful example of what our breed's female flock should be based on, she had scale, femininity and was just a really productive, structurally sound ewe," Mr Budd said.

Cherilyn Lowe of Nomuula said their grand champion ewe lambed around ten days ago.

"She's got a great confirmation, she's just true to type and a great mother," Ms Lowe said.

Whynot Dorper stud, Narrabri were awarded the junior champion ewe ribbon before proving dominant in the rams, taking home ribbons for grand champion, senior champion and reserve and junior champion and reserve.

The grand champion ram from Whynot Dorpers with Judge, Graeme Budd and Mark Gett, Whynot, Narrabri.

The grand champion ram from Whynot Dorpers with Judge, Graeme Budd and Mark Gett, Whynot, Narrabri.

The grand champion ram was also taken from the four tooth and over class.

Mark Gett of Whynot, who named his stud Whynot Dorpers as an answer to the why Dorpers question he was continuously asked, said the ram had been impressive from an early age.

"He's gone on to be a truly safe ram, with length, depth capacity," Mr Gett said.

"He's a three-year-old now but when he's a six-year-old he'll still be walking around as well as he is now, he'll be used a lot in the stud."

Mr Budd said the ram was his champion because he was a structurally sound animal, with fantastic meat qualities, width and depth and masculinity.

"He was extremely long and deep, the sort of ram that can improve any stud," Mr Budd said.

"Structure's the most important thing, they need to be able to walk over long distances, Dorpers are an animal for production in harsh conditions."

He said it was evident from the Dorpers presented that structure is improving every year.

There were three Dorper exhibitors at the NSW Sheep Show this year with Nomuula named the most successful exhibitor.

  • Full report from the NSW State Sheep Show in the June 6 issue of The Land.
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