Edsons return to dominate judging

Adelaide Show: Edsons return to dominate White Dorper judging

Royal Adelaide Show
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The Edson family from Red Rock dominated in the White Dorper judging.

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OUTSTANDING PARADER: Thomas Edson, Red Rock, Keith, with the champion White Dorper ram.

OUTSTANDING PARADER: Thomas Edson, Red Rock, Keith, with the champion White Dorper ram.

DESPITE there being only a few entries in the White Dorper showcase, judge Andrew Donnan, Anden stud, Woomelang, Vic, said the team shown by Red Rock stud, Keith, were still "very correct and sound sheep, with heavy muscling and clean, white skins".

The Edson family from Red Rock brought three White Dorper rams to the show, all sired by Red Rock home-bred rams.

Mr Donnan selected a June 2018-drop as the champion White Dorper as it "paraded well" with "nice length and muscle".

Red Rock Titian weighed 101 kilograms, had an eye muscle depth of 43 millimetres and 8mm fat depth.

While the October 2017-drop ram in reserve had "a lot of muscle and was very thick and deep in the hindquarter" Mr Donnan said.

Red Rock Pablo weighed 104.5kg, had 51EMD and 9fat.

The Edson family have been breeding White Dorpers for 22 years, and Dorpers for the past 10 years.

Red Rock stud principal Tanya Edson said this had been a particularly successful showing, taking out all the champion ribbons in both breeds.

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