Shirlee Downs all class POLL DORSET

Countryman - - WAGIN WOOLORAMA -

Strength was the over­whelm­ing fac­tor that won the day for Shirlee Downs’ pow­er­ful ewe.

The Squiers fam­ily’s en­tries won cham­pion sashes in the ewe and ram classes, but judge An­drew Scott was over­whelmed by the scale and cor­rect­ness of the ewe, to “eas­ily” award it grand cham­pion.

“The ewe is an ex­am­ple of an an­i­mal in this breed the in­dus­try should use as a bench­mark,” Mr Scott said.

“It showed all the fem­i­nin­ity for breed­ing, great car­case, topline struc­ture and cor­rect­ness re­quired to make it stand out among a co­hort of other ex­cel­lent ex­am­ples of the breed.”

Shirlee Downs prin­ci­pal Chris Squiers said the young ewe, from last year’s lambs, had been cho­sen be­cause of its stand-out fea­tures.

El­ders stud stock man­ager Tim Spicer, Shirlee Downs stud’s Sascha Squiers, judge An­drew Scott and Shirlee Downs’ stud prin­ci­pal Adrian Squiers, with the cham­pion ram that went on to win grand cham­pion.

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