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Melbourne Royal Show success

Konongwootong took 10 Rams and 4 lambs to Melbourne Royal Show this year. We were delighted to be awarded equal Most Successful Ram Exhibitor again this year. Our sheep competed well in the ring and paraded well before the Judge Rod Davies from the Wrattenbuillie Stud.

Some of the Highlights:

  • Our Keeper ram from this year 180057 won the Trade$ Performance Class and then went on to 2nd position in the Interbreed Class.
  • K 180159, who we used as a ram lambs sire last year and is Lot4 in our catalogue came 3rd in the Export $ Performance Class then went on to win the Interbreed Performance Export $ Class.
  • K180088, Lot2 in our catalogue came 3rd in the very strong Balmoral Trophy.
  • K180043 achieved 2nd position in the April Trimmed class.
  • K180219 was awarded 2nd place and K 180329 came 3rd in the May bare shorn class.
  • K180658 was 3rd in the June bare shorn class.
  • Ram lamb K190035 was 4th in a very strong class of ram lambs.
  • Ewe lambs 190051 & 190063 came 3rd and 4th respectively in their class.

We were thrilled once again to be part of the Ceva Group of 3 Rams and were awarded 3rd place. Our sire group by Dongadilling 160011 were awarded 3rd place.

Melbourne Royal was attended by studs from 3 different states this year plus from all over Victoria. It was a great display of Poll Dorset Sheep


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Sasha Squiers, Ian Kyle and Alistair Sutherland with Perth Royal Sepreme Poll Dorset Exhibit, Dongadilling Stud WA, recently purchased by Konongwootong Poll Dorset Stud to use as a stud sire.


Melbourne Royal Results 2018

Konongwootong Dorsets: Most Successful Ram Exhibitor

Konongwootong Dorsets: Most Successful Victorian Exhibitor

Konongwootong Dorsets: Most Successful Poll Dorset Exhibitor

Stockscan Measurements 21/09/18

Tag

Lot No

Wgt

Fat

M/depth

M/width

M/area

Comment

170001

Keeper Ram

122.5

8.

54

106

44.1

170075

Keeper Ram

152.0

11.

55

106

44.9

2ndMay Ram

170086

Lot 2

125.0

8.

52

103

41.2

170101

Lot 3

137.5

9

56

100

43.1

2ndBalmoral Class

170102

Lot 4

137.5

11

54

106

44.1

170130

Lot 5

140.5

8

58

107

47.8

1stApril Ram

170153

Lot 6

137.5

8

51

107

42.0

170157

Lot 7

142.5

9

54

106

44.1

1stExport Performance Class

170367

Lot 8

135.0

10

52

103

41.2

170601

Lot 9

129.5

8

50

104

40.0

180170

62.0

5

40

81

24.9

Ram Lamb

180194

65.0

5

38

82

24.0

3rdRam Lamb

180006

Ewe Lamb

180181

1stEwe Lamb

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Royal Melbourne Show 2015

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Alistair Sutherland holding the Supreme Poll Dorset Exhibit at Melbourne Royal 2015 K14-042. He is to be retained in stud but semen packages are available.

Konongwootong Dorsets have come home from Melbourne Royal with another feather in their cap. K14-042 won the Supreme Poll Dorset Exhibit on Saturday. Alistair and Jess Sutherland are delighted with their win as they have come close in previous years but have never managed to pull the big one off. The judge Rob Martin, from Kentish Downs in NSW was impressed by the rams scanning data and structural correctness. K14-042 weighed 158 kg and scanned 60mm for muscle depth. 110 muscle width with an area of 50.8cm2. Rob said the ram was packed with meat and had all the other attributes to make him a top stud sire. K14-042 is to be retained in stud but semen is available for purchase. He was sired by Derrynock 12-052 and his EBV data is 14.4 for growth, -0.9 for fat and 1.3 for emd. He has a carcass plus 189.7, TradeS index of 108 and Export $ index of 110. While winning the Supreme Exhibit was the highlight of their show, Konongwootong Dorsets had success in other Poll Dorset Classes as well.

As well as a Poll Dorset stud, Konongwootong run a mixed farming operation of prime lambs and beef cattle. They turn off around 4,000 coopworth/dorset cross prime lambs each year; mostly into the Hamilton saleyards. The prime lambs are dropped in July/August and sold November/December as suckers aiming at the heavy end of the market. A poll dorset lamb grows quicker than any other breed so they take the advantage of selling into both the trade and export markets. Konongwootong Dorsets sell about 250-300 rams per year. Their primary aim is to produce good, sound mulit-purpose flock rams for the commercial prime lamb producer with a balance of figures while maintaining the importance of structural correctness and true dorset type. Annual sale is October 15th at 1pm.

Konongwootong Dorsets at Melbourne Royal 2014

Konongwootong Dorsets recently competed in the Poll Dorset Competition at Melbourne Royal. They were incredibly pleased to be awarded the Reserve Champion Ram but were stunned to receive the Most Successful Poll Dorset Exhibitor, Most Successful Ram Exhibitor, Breeders Group of 3 Sheep and Best Pair of Rams Awards. They also won the very prestigious Balmoral Class for Rams U1 years and the Ram Lamb Class. In total, Konongwootong won 7 blue ribbons and 3 red ribbons. In the Championship line up, 7 out of the 14 rams represented were from Konongwootong Dorsets. Konongwootong has never achieved this feat at a Royal show before. The Reserve Champion Ram K13-394 came out of the June/July Class for rams Under 1. K13-394 was breed by Konongwootong Sire K12-201. This ram also won this class at Adelaide Royal.

Competition at the show was very strong with an incredibly good line up of sheep. There were about 140 entries in the Poll Dorset section and the judge, Laurie Fairclough from Stockdale Stud at Yorke WA, had the unenviable task in selecting a winner. He was looking for structurally sound animals that had plenty of meat in the hind quarter and good carcass. They had to be of a good breed type, parade well and have a good sire outlook. Exhibitors came from SA, Tasmania, Gippsland, Wimmera, Mallee, Western District and Central regions of Victoria.

Alistair and Jessica Sutherland and family, have been competing at Melbourne Royal under the Konongwootong banner since 2000, but have hardly missed attending a Royal for most of their lives. They believe it to be a great venue for show casing their stock. The facilities are 1st Class and the competition is ideally suited to anyone interested in producing a really commercial styled sheep. Nearly all the sheep are bare shorn and come from studs that are commercially focused, modern and know the industry that they are producing the seedstock for. The timing of Melbourne Royal is ideally suited to the Konongwootong stud program as it is only 3 weeks before their ram sale on October 16th. Alistair and Jessica believe that their team this year, is the most even line up of rams that they have produced.