SHOW SUCCESS

Grand Champion White Dorper was won by Dumisa 120441 from Dell Dorper Stud, pictured here with (from left) judge Webber Scheun, South Africa, Margaret Brown, Aussie Rural and Andrea van Niekerk, Dell Dorper Stud, Moama, NSW.
PHOTO: TAYLOR JURD
Grand Champion White Dorper was won by Dumisa 120441 from Dell Dorper Stud, pictured here with (from left) judge Webber Scheun, South Africa, Margaret Brown, Aussie Rural and Andrea van Niekerk, Dell Dorper Stud, Moama, NSW. PHOTO: TAYLOR JURD

The National Dorper and White Dorper Show and Sale was held last week at the Dubbo Showground, showcasing the best Dorpers in Australia.

The three day event, which began on Tuesday, September 2.

Hundreds of ewes and rams made their way from across the country to compete in the prestigious show and sale.

Ms Andrea van Niekerk, Dell Dorper stud, Moama, NSW completed a hat trick over the two days winning, fourth tooth and over, Junior Champion White Dorper ewe and Senior Champion White Dorper Ram.

Ms van Niekerk, originally from South Africa, has been helping her parents at Dell Dorper stud for the past seven years.

On Wednesday, September 3 the final ewes were judged with Bellevue Grazing Company, Millmerran, QLD winning Grand Champion Dorper Ewe.

Grand Champion White Dorper Ewe was won by Burrawang White Dorper stud, Ootha, NSW.

As the ewe show ended later that morning, the dorper rams made their way to be judged by Webber Scheun, Beaufort West, South Africa.

Junior Champion White Dorper Ram was won by Justin and Lorroi Kirkby, from Amarula Dorper stud, Gravesend NSW, with Amarula White 130415.

Senior Champion Dorper Ram was won by Global Dorpers stud, Narrabri, NSW.

Mr Adrian Veitch, Kaya Dorper stud, Narrogin, Western Australia won Reserve Senior Champion White Dorper Ram.

“It was a good day. We were very happy with result,” Mr Veitch said.

Kaya stud only breeds with pure-bred animals and all genetics are direct imports from South Africa.

Mr Veitch said he had been coming to the dorper show and sale since 2009.

“We've had pretty good result over the years.”

The third and final day was held on Friday, September 5 with the sale.

The top price sale went to Prieska Dorper Stud when Prieska Dorper 120037 sold for $26,000 to Phil and Trish Palmer of Overnewton Station, Ivanhoe, NSW.

The Palmer family have been coming to the event for the past three years.

“It was a good result,” Ms Palmer said.

“The event showcases a good variety and good selection of rams.”