FIVE studs shared broad ribbon success among 17 exhibitors showing 101 rams and ewes during the 2020 National Dorper and White Dorper show at Dubbo showground on Thursday.
But the battle for grand championship and supreme honours came down to the Riverina-based African White Dorpers and Ootha near Condobolin's Burrawang stud - African taking out the supreme breed award and best exhibit of both breeds with its White Dorper ewe, while Burrawang presented the supreme Dorper with its grand champion ram.
In earlier White Dorper ewe judging African stud of the van Niekerk family, Moama, presented a mother and daughter combination contesting the ewe grand championship.
The senior champion mother, with two ewe lambs at foot, was sired by Kaya Pepperjack, and was a National Show grand champion two years in a row at Toowoomba, Queensland, in 2018/19 and supreme at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Bendigo,Victoria, last year.
She took out the top award of both breeds, the best exhibit, to conclude show day judging.
Her daughter and junior champion, is by African 170606 whose blood runs back to the African Secret, the 2018 Dubbo National sale-topper.
Burrawang stud of Murray Darling Food Company, Ootha, enjoyed success with its team of rams.
The stud's senior, grand and supreme Dorper ram had won the four tooth and over class. Their reserve junior champion ram was the six to none months class winner.
However, it was the junior White Dorper section where Burrawang also excelled exhibiting the junior and reserve championships with the junior going on to become grand champion.
Dubbo-based Belowrie stud of David Piper, took out senior White Dorper champion ram award with a Kaya blood ram, a son of Kaya Pepperjack.
Dell stud of Andrea Vagg, Moama, took out eight broad ribbons in the Dorper section including junior and reserve ewes and senior and reserve ewes with the senior awarded the grand championship.
This ewe had won the senior, grand and supreme awards at Bendigo last year and goes back to The Dell JoJo sire line.
Nomuula stud of Cherilyn Lowe, Moombi, exhibited reserve junior and reserve senior White Dorper ewes.
- Full report in The Land in September 10 edition.
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