Baringa dominates show and sale

Baringa dominates show and sale

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Two rams from Baringa stud, Oberon, sold at $4000 equal top price. Left is senior and grand champion selling to Gavin Kelly, Kelly's Run, Crooked Corner between Bigga and Binda, held by Lochie Gilmore, and right Reece Webster holds the first-prize ram born in 2017, bought by Rod Donnell, Beeamma, Western Flat below Bordertown, SA.

Two rams from Baringa stud, Oberon, sold at $4000 equal top price. Left is senior and grand champion selling to Gavin Kelly, Kelly's Run, Crooked Corner between Bigga and Binda, held by Lochie Gilmore, and right Reece Webster holds the first-prize ram born in 2017, bought by Rod Donnell, Beeamma, Western Flat below Bordertown, SA.

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Oberon's Gilmore family enjoyed success at the 2019 National Australian White Sheep Society's national show and sale at Dubbo on Thursday and Friday, taking out all broad coloured ribbons in both ram and ewe sections, and topped the sale at $4000 with two rams.

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BROTHERS, Brayden and Lochie Gilmore, Baringa stud, Oberon, were awash with broad-coloured ribbons gained from exhibiting all champion rams and ewes at the 2019 Australian White National Show and Sale at Dubbo on Thursday and Friday.

They clean-sweeped senior, junior and grand championships and reserves in the ewe section on the first day, then did the same on the second day in the ram section.

Baringa stud, Oberon, exhibited the senior and reserve champion rams. Judge, Matthew Sherwood, Templemore, Muringo, sashes the senior champion held by Reece Webster while Brayden Gilmore holds the reserve sashed by Lochie Gilmore of Baringa stud.

Baringa stud, Oberon, exhibited the senior and reserve champion rams. Judge, Matthew Sherwood, Templemore, Muringo, sashes the senior champion held by Reece Webster while Brayden Gilmore holds the reserve sashed by Lochie Gilmore of Baringa stud.

Judge, Matthew Sherwood, livestock manager Templemore Station, Muringo, chose the grand champion ewe as the supreme exhibit saying once he ewe the ewe stand against the ram he could see the type he was following and the ewe had tremendous length and great presence about her.

"She's a very exceptional sheep," he said.

Baringa stud exhibited the junior and reserve champion rams. Lochie Gilmore holds the champion and Brayden Gilmore holds the reserve while the judge, Matthew Sherwood, Templemore, Muringo, stands between.

Baringa stud exhibited the junior and reserve champion rams. Lochie Gilmore holds the champion and Brayden Gilmore holds the reserve while the judge, Matthew Sherwood, Templemore, Muringo, stands between.

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Eleven of 34 rams sold to $4000 twice to average $2250 while one of 59 flock rams sold at $1000. Barings stud sold both sale-toppers.

All 13 stud ewes sold to $2000 to average $1423.

Breeders from South Australia, Queensland and NSW were successful purchasers.

The first ram to sell at $4000 was the 2017 drop class-winner bought by Rod and Gay Donnell, Beeamma, Western Flat below Bordertown, SA, who also paid $1000 for another ram from Koolstra Park stud of Karl Brown, Vittoria.

The Donnells also bought two stud ewes, paying to price at $2000 for Baringa's reserve champion ewe, plsu $1500 for an Ardess ewe offered by Robert and Toni Gilmore, Wongarbon.

Mr Donnell said he liked the scale and length of his equal top-priced purchase.

"He will do a lot for my ewes," he said.

"The ram is a proven sire, having already bred at Baringa, but I like their sheep having bought before at last year's Jamestown, SA, sale and that rams has bred beautiful ewes."

Gavin and Leanne Kelly, Kelly's Run, Crooked Corner between Bigga abd Binda, paid the other $4000 for Baringa's senior and grand champion ram.

They had a White Dorper flock and are now breeding up to Australian Whites with ewes now producing F3 lambs. This is their third Baringa sire.

"I'll join this ram to Australian White lambs," he said.

The sale was conducted by Landmark Stud Stock, Dubbo, with John Settree the auctioneer.

The story Baringa dominates show and sale first appeared on The Land.

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