Shirlee Downs all class POLL DORSET
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.