The Hobart Royal Show 2018 was a great success for Dorpers in Tasmania.
For the first time in the 18 years Dorpers have been in Tasmania, Dorpers were the feature breed at the Hobart Royal and most amazingly went on to make history by scoring a win in the Interbreed ram. First time exhibitors Bob & Simone Burrows received this honour with their young ram Mount Dromedary Maverick (170009) taking the eye of judges Peter Button (Sth Aust) and Nick Padgett (NSW).
In the Dorper classes Bob & Simone also won Champion Dorper Ram & Supreme Dorper Exhibit with Maverick and Reserve Champion ewe with Mount Dromedary 1700010.
Chatswood Dorpers also had a great showing, taking out Champion Dorper ewe with Chatswood Dianna (160021) and Reserve Champion Dorper ram with their mature ram Brocburn Ramses (140441).
A pleasing last minute entry by Tasman District High School put White Dorpers back on the Tasmanian show circuit after a five year absence, and under student handler Alexi Bancal with help from fellow student Drew Churchill, Tasman took out Champion White Dorper ram & ewe.
Special thanks go to Janet Ainscow, Chatswood Dorpers, for her generous $200 personal donation towards the Dorper classes.
By Jim Lyall