Bad­cocks put champ on block


THE Bad­cock fam­ily was de­lighted their South­down ram made it a suc­cess­ful ven­ture at the Royal Ho­bart Show.

Chris Bad­cock, who runs Fair­bank White Suf­folk Stud with fa­ther Frank, said the ram was a good rep­re­sen­ta­tion of South­downs, win­ning supreme ex­hibit as well as cham­pion South­down and in­ter­breed ram sashes.

“We are re­ally happy. It’s a rare win for South­downs at Ho­bart, it’s very pleas­ing,” Chris said.

“It’s the first in­ter­breed ram we’ve won at Ho­bart. He’s got true South­down char­ac­ter­is­tics,” Frank said.

The ram will be Lot 3 as part of Fair­bank’s on-prop­erty auc­tion on Thurs­day. It will of­fer 156 rams across three breeds. The stud also breeds Poll Dorset and White Suf­folk.

Ma­ree An­der­son, from Twin Pines Poll Dorset stud at Sprent, judged the Poll Dorset, South­down and Hamp­shire breeds.

“The supreme ex­hibit was an out­stand­ing ram with struc­tural cor­rect­ness, qual­ity car­cass and a good rep­re­sen­ta­tive of his breed,” Mrs An­der­son said.

Brett Stokes, from Noblee Suf­folk stud, con­tin­ued his streak pick­ing up in­ter­breed group with his Suf­folks.

Mr Stokes will join Kevin Baker, of Mac­cel­slie Park for an on-farm sale on Novem­ber 15. Mac­cel­slie Park, which won a few show sashes for its white face and Poll Dorsets, will of­fer 66 rams and Noblee 15 Suf­folk rams.

Paul Day, who runs Sunny-banks and Fara­day Park studs at Pen­guin had a suc­cess- ful trip, tak­ing the in­ter­breed cham­pion ewe with a June-drop White Suf­folk ex­hibit.

“It’s a good re­sult go­ing up against more ma­ture ewes,” Mr Day said.

The Days will of­fer Poll Dorset and White Suf­folks, along with Charol­lais at their on-farm stud ram sale on Novem­ber 13 start­ing at 3pm.

As a ter­mi­nal sire, he said, Charol­lais pro­duced early ma­tur­ing, fast-fin­ish­ing lambs. The stud has pure and com­pos­ite Charol­lais rams for sale.

MINIA­TURE Goat Breed­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia show man­ager Jan Roberts said it was the first time the goats were judged at Ho­bart.

“We had a great turnout of well pre­sented minia­ture goats, with 35 en­tries from four breed­ers,” Mrs Roberts said.

San­dra Hoff­man, of Kir­ra­summ Kids Stud, at Pawleena, won best minia­ture goat ex­hibitor, tak­ing home the per­pet­ual Toni Ryan Shield.

“We are con­stantly im­prov­ing to breed pure Aus­tralian goats,” Mrs Hoff­man said.

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