THE Gilmore family of Tattykeel continued their unbeaten success in the show ring after taking home the inaugural supreme inter-species exhibit of show at Dubbo on the weekend, among a host of other awards.
The newly established award created plenty of talk among showgoers and exhibitors with many commenting it was an interesting concept.
Luckily they had the right man on the job, with astute judge Grame Hopf of Murwillumbah who has 50 years worth of experience judging across a range of species including beef and dairy cattle, sheep, horses, dairy and meat goats and pigs in around 14 countries, officiating the final decision.
The Poll Dorset ram, Tattykeel Masterclass 200060, was awarded the top honour and received $1000 in prize money. Labelled an outstanding individual for the Poll Dorset breed, and the sheep industry, the ram was described by Mr Hopf as having weight for age, depth, and natural wide stance all while being structurally correct.
Tattykeel stud principal Graham Gilmore said the exceptionally long ram that displayed breed type and tipped the scale at 152 kilograms would be retained.
Tattykeel's overall supreme exhibit of the show came up against the supreme Large White boar from Pinedock stud, Casino, a chicken from Ryan Harris that was champion bird of the show, David Cooper on Victory Day who won the showjumping grand prix, and the supreme beef cattle exhibit Tattykeel Diamond Essence P39, also bred by Tattykeel but exhibited by Diamond Angus, Cowra.
James Gilmore said it was the second time their genetics had risen to the top of their respective sections at the Dubbo Show, the last being in 2018 when they won supreme beef cattle exhibit with Tattykeel Hudson M3 and supreme sheep exhibit with Tattykeel Masterstroke 170061, an uncle to this year's ram.
"We are over the moon to win with the ram, but also to have Christie and Gav from Diamond stud do such a great job at getting the cow bred, calved and to the show," Mr Gilmore said. "It is great to see our genetics do well for not only us, but for others.
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