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November 27, 2012

Deloraine Show 2012

Deloraine Show is probably our favourite show of the year and the 2012 show was a lot of fun once again and great weather. Read more

October 25, 2012

Royal Hobart Show 2012

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Longford Show 2012

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Cleanskin Report

Cleanskin Information Day & Sale

The Inaugural Cleanskin Information Day & Sale on January 28th 2012 attracted a lot of interest with over 200 people attending.  Joanna Lyall was kept busy all day giving out information on Dorpers & White Dorpers as was Cheryl Bussey on the Wiltshire Horn & Wiltipoll stand.

Joanna Lyall was kept busy all day giving out information on Dorpers

The sale was somewhat disappointing with little interest in the registered stock of the various breeds presented. Brocburn Dorper rams topped the sale at $880 but with the sale a little top heavy in rams of all breeds, vendors may have to look at limiting rams to two per vendor in future sales as opposed to the five allowed this year.

Over 200 people attended the day

As expected there was more interest in ewes with the 120 commercial upgrade and cross-bred Dorper & White Dorper ewes attracting the most attention, with 90 selling at auction to a top of $220 with more sold after the sale.

Robert’s auctioneer Tim Woodham has suggested vendors will have to pay more attention to the quality and presentation of stock in future sales, as well as attention to detail presented in the catalogue.

It is obvious that for future Cleanskin events to attract buyers this event has to be seen as a source of superior stock, not as a race to the bottom regarding quality and prices.