Glover fam­ily all ‘lambed-up’

Countryman - - NEWS - Bob Gar­nant

It was our first prime lamb car­case com­pe­ti­tion and we were pleased . . . Tim Steven­son

The Glover fam­ily, of JimJan Texel stud, were highly awarded at this year’s IGA Perth Royal Show, win­ning two ma­jor prime lamb cham­pion car­case ti­tles.

The re­vamped event was “lambed-up” cour­tesy of V & V Walsh spon­sor­ship, with two new Amelia Park-branded top awards.

The Bun­bury pro­ces­sors’ sup­ply chain man­ager Dale Miles said the qual­ity was ex­cel­lent among the 111 car­cases in the over­all com­pe­ti­tion.

“The Amelia Park spec­i­fi­ca­tion awards for an in­di­vid­ual car­case and a pen of three lambs had weight, fat and con­for­ma­tion re­quire­ments which are di­rected to­wards the high-end restau­rant trade,” he said.

The Glover fam­ily, of Boyup Brook, took out two cham­pion car­case awards from both the open and the Amelia Park spec­i­fi­ca­tion classes.

JimJan stud co-prin­ci­pal Jim Glover said it was his fam­ily’s 11th open car­case win af­ter 18 years of par­tic­i­pat­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion.

He said it had been topped off with the in­au­gu­ral Amelia Park car­case cham­pion win.

“These cham­pion lamb car­cases were out of the heavy­weight classes and sired by a JimJan Texel over Texel cross Merino dams,” he said.

There was a third cham­pion car­case award, from the Merino dam classes, that was won by the Squires fam­ily of Shirlee Downs Poll Dorset stud, of Quairad­ing.

In the pen of three lamb classes, there were three cham­pion award win­ners, with the Steven­son fam­ily, of KD Ge­net­ics Prime SAMM stud, of Cun­derdin, tak­ing out the pen with Amelia Park spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

KD Ge­netic’s Tim Steven­son said the pen of lambs were sired by a Prime SAMM and were out of a Merino dam.

“It was our first prime lamb car­case com­pe­ti­tion and we were pleased with the ac­co­lade,” he said.

The other cham­pion pen of three win­ners in­cluded the Fair­clough fam­ily, of Stock­dale Poll Dorset stud, for their light­weight en­tries (PD sire — Merino dam) and the Tun­still fam­ily, of Eringa Park Poll Dorset stud, for their pen of heavy­weight (PD sire — Dohne dam).

Prime lamb car­case award win­ners Jim Glover, Bren­ton Fair­clough and Sascha Squires.

Dale Miles, Jim Glover, Adam Becker and Lau­ren Smith.

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