PINEWALLA stud, Crookwell, NSW won champion Dorset Horn ram at the Australasian Dorset Championships, Bendigo for the second consecutive year today.
Exhibited by Kim and James Weir, the 118 kilogram ram was under 1.5 years old in wool with a muscle depth of 49 millimetres and muscle width of 100mm, as measured by Stockscan.
He also had a fat measurement of 11mm and an eye muscle area of 37.73.
The ram was a half-brother to the 2012 Dorset Horn champion ram, both sired by Pinewalla 70-07.
Judge Malcolm Douglas, Abelene Park Poll Dorsets, Woolomin, NSW, said the champion ram had “true Dorset Horn ram type”.
“He is sound, carries well with clean points – a really strong ram,” he said.
Mr Douglas also commended the ram on his hindquarters, great spring of rib and structure.
But it was the most successful exhibitor, Rodney Grieve of Hillend Stud, Milbrook, who took home all the other broadribbons during the Dorset Horn judging.
Hillend’s reserve champion ram stood second in his class to the champion, and judge Mr Douglas was impressed with his cleanliness, openness and outlook.
Mr Grieve’s champion Dorset Horn ewe had the scope and capacity the judge was looking for at under 1.5 years of age.
Hillends reserve champion Dorset Horn ewe had good bone, good colour and plenty of capacity, Mr Douglas said.
“She is an overall good ewe with better colour, more outlook and smoother front,” he said.
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