Big classes exemplified the depth of the White Dorper breed judged by Stephanus Malan, Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa, at the 2019 Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
A 2-year-old ewe which had been judged senior champion ewe and grand champion ewe was awarded the supreme exhibit for the breed.
Bred and exhibited by Andrea Vagg, Africans White Dorpers, Moama, NSW, Mr Malan complemented the sheep for her exceptionally strong head and good conformation.
“She is very well balanced with very little mistakes… close to the ideal,” he said.
The supreme exhibit had previous show success, she was junior champion ewe at the last year’s ASWS and was grand champion ewe at the 2018 and 2019 National Dorper Show held in Toowoomba, Queensland.
The reserve senior champion ewe was exhibited by Alex Glinski, Wirlinga Park, Albury, NSW.
Mr Malan said she showed good muscle covering and stood well, but lacked the scope of the senior champion.
The junior champion ewe was bred and shown by the Aberline White Dorper stud, Hay War Memorial High School, Hay, NSW.
Mr Malan said she had very good length and was well-balanced.
“She was exceptionally strong over her hindquarter,” he said.
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