Big classes in the White Dorper ring kept judge Nick Pagett busy working his way through the excellent sheep being displayed.
“I like a sheep with a good barrel, it is what sets the Dorper apart from other breeds,” Mr Pagett said as he awarded the grand champion ram the supreme exhibit for the breed.
Mr Pagett, from Winrae Dorper stud, Canowindra, NSW, thought the supreme exhibit paraded by Marius Loots, Prieska Dorpers, Peak Hill, NSW, was worthy of the title for its strong masculine head, a strong barrel and a complete finish.
“He is the best balanced ram with heaps of meat and barrel,” he said.
“It is an important function of the Dorper breed as it gives them enormous capacity.”
The grand champion ewe was exhibited J and R Van Niekerk, Dell African, Moama, NSW.
“She has femininity and conformation carrying plenty of meat,” Mr Pagett said.
“She will be a great breeder.”
- Junior champion ram – Dell African, Moama, NSW
- Reserve junior champion ram – Red Rock, Keith, SA
- Junior champion ewe – Wirlinga Park, Albury, NSW
- Reserve junior champion ewe – Dell African, Moama, NSW
- Senior champion ram – Prieska, Peak Hill, NSW
- Reserve senior champion ram – Kaya, WA
- Senior champion ewe – Dell African, Moama, NSW
- Reserve senior champion ewe – Wirlinga Park, Albury, NSW