This year we decided that Kaya needed to do a direct comparison of our stock against the breeders on the Eastern States. We selected 11 rams to take to the National Dorper and White Dorper show in Dubbo, NSW.
To get our sheep there, we employed Steven & Sharon Smith of Dick Smith Transport, Dubbo, who transported the rams to Dubbo in 41 hours (3600kms), housed and fed the animals from the Saturday of arrival until delivery to the show on the following Thursday. We would like to thank Steven & Sharon for the excellent job they did and their support. We would happily recommend their transport business to any breeder. They can be contacted at email@example.com – 0428636236.
At the show we entered 11 rams in 8 classes. We finished in the 1st four in all these classes and achieved the Senior Champion & Senior Reserve Champion ram in the Dorper & White Dorper section. (photos in the 2009 Dorper & White Dorper Sires section of this website)
Kaya White 060036 went on to be Grand Champion White Dorper ram and Supreme White Dorper exhibit.
His progeny finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the White Dorper ram lamb class showing that he will breed the way he looks, plus another son, Kaya 070329, won Grand Champion ram at the Western Australian, Wagin Woolarama in 2009. Kaya 060036 has now won Grand Champion ram at the Wagin Woolarama in 2007 and 2008 and has now added the 2009 National Supreme Champion White Dorper exhibit to his unbeaten record.
We are extremely proud of our rams that we exhibited and we were also very pleased with the quality of the ewes and rams that were presented by all breeders at the National Show indicating that the Dorper and White Dorper breed is alive and well in Australia. Total entries were > 300 animals.
A list of our results are below. The 2nd White Dorper ram in the junior weight 3 was taken to Dubbo and sold to Danny Teskera – Roslynmead White Dorpers, Victoria who then exhibited the ram lamb and finished 2nd, in front of our 2 rams.
|Junior weight 2 ram lamb 50-65kgs||3rd (080440)||No entry|
|Junior weight 3 ram lamb 66kgs +||2nd (080435), 4th (080436)||2nd (080633), 3rd (080078), 4th (080580)|
|Senior 2 tooth ram||No entry||3rd (071089)|
|Senior 4 tooth ram||1st (071209)||1st (071345)|
|Senior 6+ tooth ram||1st (070056)||1st (060036)|
|Senior Champion ram||Kaya 071209||Kaya White 060036|
|Senior Reserve Champion ram||Kaya 070056||Kaya White 071345|
|Grand Champion ram||Kaya White 060036|
|Supreme Exhibit||Kaya White 060036|