Harewood ram again grand champion in the White Dorpers

2019 NSW Sheep Show: Harewood ram back again in the White Dorpers

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The grand champion ram from Harewood White Dorper Stud, Rocky Forest, Bathurst with Emma Jackson, Diana Stewart, Harewood and judge, Graeme Budd, Old Munbilla, Coutts Crossing via Grafton.

The grand champion ram from Harewood White Dorper Stud, Rocky Forest, Bathurst with Emma Jackson, Diana Stewart, Harewood and judge, Graeme Budd, Old Munbilla, Coutts Crossing via Grafton.

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Nomuula continue ewe domination in the White Dorpers.

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The White Dorper competition at the NSW State Sheep show had a similar story line to the Dorpers with Nomuula dominating in the ewes.

But in the rams ribbons were shared around, with Harewood stud, Bathurst awarded the grand champion ram.

Diana Stewart, Harewood stud, Rocky Forest, Bathurst said their ram, who was from the four tooth class, was named grand champion last year as well.

"He's a ram we're using extensively, he produces beautiful babies," Mrs Stewart said.

"We bought him to improve the head quality of our sheep and he's doing his job."

Judge, Graeme Budd, Old Munbilla, Coutts Crossing via Grafton said he had fantastic structure, a massive amount of meat and was well balanced.

Harewood also had the reserve junior champion ram.

The grand champion beat out the junior champion ram from Nomuula while the reserve senior champion was from Belowrie, Dubbo.

The grand champion ewe from Nomuula White Dorpers, Moonbi with judge, Graeme Budd and Cherilyn Lowe, Nomuula.

The grand champion ewe from Nomuula White Dorpers, Moonbi with judge, Graeme Budd and Cherilyn Lowe, Nomuula.

Nomuula White Dorpers of Moonbi near Tamworth took out all the broad ribbons in the ewes with the grand champion ewe was again from the four tooth class.

Mr Budd said although she was an older ewe she was still in fantastic shape and was extremely sound and feminine.

"She's got a beautiful top line, beautiful structure and is continuing to do the job of a Dorper ewe, producing Dorper offspring, she's just outstanding," Mr Budd said.

Cherilyn Lowe of Nomuula said she was very happy with her ewes had turned out.

"They're very feminine, they've got beautiful heads, a nice wedge shape and lots of the depth about them and they carry plenty of meat," Ms Lowe said.

She said while some had shown before others were fresh out of the paddock, including the junior reserve champion ewe.

Nomuula was named most successful White Dorper Exhibitor, taking home 11 ribbons on the day.

In the group class of one ram and two ewes, Belowrie, Dubbo was given first place, followed by Nomuula and then Harewood.

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