Redline rams stand out in the Dorset Horns

Redline stud takes the stage at the 2019 NSW Dorset Championships

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The champion and reserve champion Dorset Horn rams from Redline, West Wyalong with Kyle Sturgess, Redline, judge Daryl Dixon, Ashbank, Dubbo and Scott Mitchell, Rene, Culcairn.

The champion and reserve champion Dorset Horn rams from Redline, West Wyalong with Kyle Sturgess, Redline, judge Daryl Dixon, Ashbank, Dubbo and Scott Mitchell, Rene, Culcairn.

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Bimbadeen Park and Redline put up in the Dorset Horns

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Redline Dorset Horns, West Wyalong won every class they entered in their first major competition, the NSW Dorset Championships.

The stud, which only entered rams in the Dorset Horn ring, is owned by the young daughters of Kyle and Lisa Sturgess from Redline Poll Dorsets.

Elizabeth, 7, Abigail, 5 and Trudy, 2 make up EAT Livestock, their trading name based on their initials.

Judge, Daryl Dixon, Ashbank, Dubbo said their champion ram, out of the wooly class was a good Dorset Horn type.

"He's got great shoulders, he's good through the neck and with good strong bone head," Mr Dixon said.

Mr Sturgess said the lamb was sired by a Pinewalla ram they bought a few years ago.

"He's a cracking sheep with a cracking Dorset head on him," Mr Sturgess said.

"You'd have to go a long way to find a better headed Dorset."

The stud also had the reserve champion ram, who came from the shorn with not more than 2cm of wool class.

The champion and reserve champion Dorset Horn ewes from Bimbadeen Park, Coonabarabran with Melissa Wright, Bimbadeen Park, judge, Daryl Dixon, Ashbank, Dubbo and Sue McGoldrick, Bimbadeen Park.

The champion and reserve champion Dorset Horn ewes from Bimbadeen Park, Coonabarabran with Melissa Wright, Bimbadeen Park, judge, Daryl Dixon, Ashbank, Dubbo and Sue McGoldrick, Bimbadeen Park.

In the ewes, Bimbadeen Park, Coonabarabran came out on top, winning both the champion and reserve champion.

Mr Dixon said the champion ewe, who was from the wooly class, paraded very well.

"She stands out in the ring there, she's got good depth, good width and carries herself very well," Mr Dixon said.

Sue McGoldrick from Bimbadeen Park said the same ewe was named champion at Sydney.

Sue McGoldrick, Bimbadeen Park with her champion ewe.

Sue McGoldrick, Bimbadeen Park with her champion ewe.

"I'm really happy with my ewes this year," Ms McGoldrick said.

"I used AI and their sires are from the original Broughton stud in South Australia, one of the earliest to bring in the Dorsets, and Tattykeel."

The reserve champion ewe presented in the shorn class.

Bimbadeen Park was named the most successful exhibitor in the Dorset Horn ring.

  • Full NSW Dorset Championships report in this week's The Land.
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