Good shedder gets Dorper ribbon

Good shedder gets Dorper ribbon


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The Dorper champion ram was an investment that paid off for Pat Edson, Edson Livestock, Keith.

The Dorper champion ram was an investment that paid off for Pat Edson, Edson Livestock, Keith.

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EDSON Livestock backed up last year's success at Adelaide by again claiming the champion ram title.

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EDSON Livestock backed up last year's success at Adelaide by again claiming the champion ram title.

Their 17-month-old champion ram weighed 98 kilograms with a fat score of 7 millimetres and an eye muscle depth of 51mm.

Principal Pat Edson, Keith, said the ram had been bought from Adelaide Hills stud Spring Farm.

He has been used in the stud, with his first drop of lambs already on the ground.

Judge Geoff Gale commended the ram on his muscling and size, which he said put him in front of the reserve champion.

"He is a very smooth sheep and a good shedder," he said.

The reserve champion, also from Edson Livestock, was under 1.5 years old and weighed 66kg, with a fat score of 7mm and 41EMD.

Mrs Edson said it had been a busy year as the stud moved from Culburra to Keith.

She said she had exported Dorpers, with many sent to Mongolia and China.

Mrs Edson did not have it all their own way with Meridian View, Merbein West, Vic, claiming the title of champion ewe.

Dorpers

Judge: Geoff Gale, Galaxy Park, Monarto South

Exhibitors: 2

Entries: 10

Champion ram: Pat Edson, Edson Livestock, Keith

Reserve: Edson Livestock

Champion ewe: Lindsay and Kaye Knight, Meridian View, Merbein West, Vic

Reserve: Edson Livestock

Most successful exhibitor: Edson Livestock

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