Time to head to the 33rd NSW Dorset Championships

Tough competitors: Andrew Scott and his son, James, 'Valley Vista', flank the judge, Julian Iles, after taking out the Grand Champion Poll Dorset Ram in 2018. Photo: File.
Tough competitors: Andrew Scott and his son, James, 'Valley Vista', flank the judge, Julian Iles, after taking out the Grand Champion Poll Dorset Ram in 2018. Photo: File.

As chief steward, I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to the 33rd NSW Dorset Championships to be held in Cowra on June 14 and 15, 2019. Despite recent difficult conditions, breeders have presented their sheep in excellent condition at lead up shows and we are strongly looking forward to yet another quality competition.

We again have Bromar as our major sponsor for 2019 and I would like to thank Mark and his team for their continued support. The supreme exhibit as this year's Championships will be taking home a Bromar Lick Feeder. We also like to thank all the other breeders and business that donate a variety of resources and make the NSW Championships a success.

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To further develop the next generation into the fellowship of showing, we are continuing the schools section that was introduced in 2018. This section was enthusiastically received with strong showings and we look forward to future growth in this area.

In other news, I was very excited to receive notification from the Australasian Dorset Championship Show and Sale Team regarding the introduction of a new class for their 2019 Championships. This "Champion of Champions" class will see the top ram from 12 select shows compete by invitation only, for $3000 prize money.

To further develop the next generation into the fellowship of showing, we are continuing the schools section that was introduced in 2018. This section was enthusiastically received and we look forward to future growth in this area

Roger Traves, Chief Steward

This means if you win in Cowra at the NSW Championships, you will be taking on the best from Royal Adelaide, Australasian Dorset Championships, Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Campbelltown Show, Royal Canberra Show, Dubbo Show, Hamilton Sheepvention, Royal Sydney, Royal Melbourne, Toowoomba Royal and Wagin "Woolorama' Show.

We feel very privileged to have been chosen to host one of the qualifying events and we look forward to your fellowship on judging days, at our dinner on Friday evening and of course to seeing you all in Cowra at the 33rd NSW Dorset Championships