The 33rd Bromar NSW Dorset Championships will be held in Cowra on June 14 and 15 from 9am each day at the Showground. Entries are steadily coming in from a large region of NSW including the New England, Boorowa, Crookwell and Ariah Park. Bromar is again the major sponsor of the NSW Dorset Championships and has been for the past few years, this year donating a lick feeder.
This year the Chief Steward Roger Traves would like to thank sponsors including The Land, Clearwater Tanks and Troughs, Clipex, Zoetis, Birbac, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Allan Gray & Co, Cowra Council, Ceva Animal Health Products, Advance Animal Nutrition Forbes, McClintocks, Forbes Ag n Vet, Fox and Lilly, Bryton Wool, Stockscan, Lachlan River Produce, Bottlemart Canowindra, Pine Walla, Armdale Poll Dorset Stud, Australian Poll Dorset Association, Claremont, Simbah, Australian Dorset Horn Association, Central West Region Poll Dorset Association, Gererdan Poll Dorest Stud and Springwaters Poll Dorset Stud.
Hamo Engineering are sponsors of the Breeders Dinner on Friday night where several awards will be presented including the NSW Member of the Year.
Continuing on from 2018 increases have been made to the June classes (born after 1st June 2018) to include junior, intermediate and senior champion ram. The Championships will also continue a Novice Ram Lamb and Ewe Lamb class, in previous years it was just Ram Lamb and Ewe Lamb Class. This will encourage new and younger breeders and schools to enter this section.
“We pride ourselves on a relaxed and very family friendly show. This is a reason why Cowra is so supported. Allowing people to show their sheep in a competitive but friendly atmosphere with fierce competition,” said Roger Traves, Chief Steward.
“We have 3 new studs joining the Championships this year which is great and a number returning after missing the Championships in 2018 due to the drought. With over 262 entries from 31 studs the standard that you will see this year will be overwhelming and a testament to the Stud operators and mothers in these dry conditions,” continued Roger.
“Even though we have had very dry conditions throughout NSW this season, we appreciate the effort that the breeders have put into their sheep in preparation for the NSW Dorset Championships and other shows this season,” said Mr Traves.
This year’s selected judge is Mr Darryl Dixon from Ashbank Poll Dorset Stud in Dubbo. “It is great to see over 20 entries in the Ram Lamb class for 2019, this shows the dedication of the breeders in very tough conditions,” said Roger.
At this year’s Poll Dorset Championships the School Competition will continue after the success of 2018. This year two schools have entered including Riverina Anglican College and Tamworth High School.
“There could be the opportunity to build this section in the future and become a mixed breed competition sometime in the future,” said Chris Marr, School Competition Coordinator. Local studs heading to this year’s NSW Poll Dorset Championships include Cranbrook Poll Dorset Stud, Kinellar, Goonigal Poll Dorsets, Milacy Poll Dorset Stud, Ridgehaven and Pine Creek.