Big numbers expected at lamb auction

Country singer Adam Brand will be offering his services to the annual Dubbo Show All Breeds Prime Lamb Hoof and Hook competition later this month as guest judge and auctioneer.

The state’s best lambs will be pitted against one another and will see hundreds of entries from across the state take part in the competition on Friday, May 26.

Previous winner: Scott Sinclair of Richardson and Sinclair, Dubbo, Scott Woodley, Kurraview White Suffolks, Dubbo and Terry Mitchell, Fletcher International Exports. Photo: Fairfax Media

Previous winner: Scott Sinclair of Richardson and Sinclair, Dubbo, Scott Woodley, Kurraview White Suffolks, Dubbo and Terry Mitchell, Fletcher International Exports. Photo: Fairfax Media

The committee are busy preparing for a record amount of 600 lambs this year, all competing for the inuagural Peter Sinclair and AJ Morris Memorial Shields.

Committee member David Amor said over the past three years the Hoof and Hook charity auction has raised almost $50,000 which has been donated to over 20 various charities.

Select breed societies have advised that they will award any entry from their breed that wins Grand Champion Hoof Hook and Pen.

Results and presentation at this years event will be held on the Friday, followed by the auction of winning lambs. Lambs must be delivered to the Dubbo Showground between 10am and 6pm, Wednesday, May 24.

In 2016 the Dubbo Show’s Prime Lamb Hoof and Hook Competition saw 528 lambs from 44 exhibitions from 9 different breed societies.

The winning entries from the 6 different classes shared in prize money and products to the value of $30,000, all of which was generously donated.

The charity auction successfully raised over $16,000 from the sale of 34 lambs that were donated by the exhibitors. 

The money raised from last years charity auction went to 19 different charities of the purchases choice.