TATTYKEEL has had a clean sweep in the interbeed competition of the NSW State Sheep Show at Dubbo today, coming away with all three top-titles with their Poll Dorset exhibits.
Claiming supreme champion interbreed ram and supreme champion interbreed ewe, the Gilmore family from Tattykeel stud at Oberon, went one further and topped off the perfect showing with being awarded the Sandra Wilson-Tink Memorial Trophy for supreme sheep exhibit of the show that went to the interbreed ram.
Tattykeel 180232 was the best exhibit who's endeavour to win began in the Poll Dorset ring where judge Esther Glasgow, Estjam Poll Dorsets, Victoria, awarded him grand champion Poll Dorset ram.
Sired by Tattykeel Casino and from the Tattykeel 150048 ewe, he then entered the interbreed ring where he was awarded champion short wool interbreed ram and then supreme champion interbreed ram, ahead of the champion shedding breed ram, the Aussie White from Tattykeel, and the champion long wool ram, Weealla tag 202.
The supreme title of best exhibit of show was awarded when he overcame stiff competition from the Gilmore's Poll Dorset ewe that was judged champion short wool ewe and supreme champion interbreed ewe, Tattykeel 180016, who he was chipped at the post by during the supreme Poll Dorset exhibit selection earlier in the day.
By Jackpot and from the Tattykeel 150009 ewe, the embryo transfer (ET) female defeated the champion long wool interbreed ewe Badgully 1518 from the St Gregory's College, Campbelltown, and the champion shedding breed interbreed ewe, an Aussie White exhibited by the Gilmore family of Tattykeel, for the perpetual trophy for supreme interbreed ewe of show from the Rotary Club of Dubbo.
It was no surprise that the supreme interbreed ewe and supreme interbreed ram were found among the Tattykeel stud's supreme champion interbreed group.
The Poll Dorset duo were joined by the Poll Dorset supreme ewe's full ET sister, Tattykeel 180009, who was reserve champion ewe in the Poll Dorset ring to make up their unstoppable team of three.
They were the champion short wool interbreed group, while champion long wool interbreed group went to Wattle Farm Border Leicesters and the champion shedding breed interbreed group an Aussie White team also exhibited by the Tattykeel stud.
Most successful exhibitor of one breed, receiving the Michael and Delma Brien Trophy, was Nomuula Dorpers, while most successful school exhibitor, receiving the John and Jan Bennett Perpetual Trophy, was Hurlstone Agricultural High School.
- Full report from the interbreed and individual breed judging of the NSW State Sheep Show in the June 6 issue of The Land.