Ribbons reward frequent ferry trips
PAUL Day has enjoyed a great year at interstate shows – and he has been making the Spirit of Tasmania operators happy.
He had three return trips on the Spirit ferries over one month, taking sheep to the Royal Adelaide Show, the Elite White Suffolk Show and sale at Bendigo and the Royal Melbourne Show.
The owner of Faraday Park Poll Dorset and Sunnybanks White Suffolk studs made a triumphant debut at Melbourne, bringing home the sash for supreme Poll Dorset exhibit.
“I judged here last year and . decided I’d bring some sheep over this year,” Mr Day said after his win.
“Coming to these shows is a great way of publicising your stock. Being in Tasmania it’s hard to get people from the mainland to come to view your stock and sell them; that’s the reason we do it really – to sell sheep.”
At the studs’ annual sale on November 12, the offering will include 30 Poll Dorset rams, 30 White Suffolk rams, three White Suffolk ewes, one Cahrollais and eight Charollais crosses.