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Taljar Polwarths - Interbreed success at Royal Adelaide Show

Congratulations to Taljar stud (Kangaroo Island) who took out top accolades at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show winning the Supreme Interbreed Long Wool Ram and Reserve Champion Interbreed Long Wool Ewe. Interbreed judge was Gavin Wall from Melbourne.
Statistics for the ram included: age 2 years; weight 127kg; micron 22.1; CV 16.6; SD 4; CF 99.1; Eye muscle depth 40; width 80; 6mm fat coverage.
Statistics for the ewe included: age 2.5 years; weight 98kg; micron 21.6; CV 16.7; SD 3.6; CF 99.3; eye muscle depth 42mm; width 92mm; 8mm fat coverage. Ewe had lamb at foot; June drop; weight 37kg.

                                       Announcement Interbreed Longwool Champion RAS 2017     Taljar Interbreed Champion Adelaide Royal Show 2017     Taljar Interbreed win at RAS Stock Journal Sep17


Left:
Announcement of the Interbreed Champion Longwool Ram.
Middle: Taljar's Supreme Interbreed Champion Longwool Ram and Reserve Interbreed Interbreed Champion Longwool Ram

Right: Taljar's Interbreed win featured on the cover of the Stock Journal

 

 

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Kayla runner-up at Royal Adelaide Show

Following her associate judge role for the Polwarths at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, Kayla Starkey has gone on to achieve Runner-up in the Senior Judging Section for 15-25 years at the Royal Adelaide Show. Kayla scored 131, only three points behind the winner on 134 points. Well done Kayla!

Kayla Starkey Runner-up Senior Judging RAS Sept17

 

Kayla Starkey, pictured middle, was the Runner-Up in the Senior Judging Section at the recent Royal Adelaide Show

 


 

Show Results - Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo

14th - 16th July


The Australian Sheep and Wool Show held in Bendigo from 14-16 July 2017 was once again a big few days for the association. Congratulations to the following Polwarth studs, Catholic College Bendigo, Challicum, Fairview, Homeleigh, Moorabbee, Riverview (Tasmania) and Taljar (South Australia) for presenting such an impressive line-up of sheep. Chief judge Noel Littlejohn from Tasmania and associate judge, Kayla Starkey from South Australia commented on the quality of sheep presented for judging. This year the Supreme Champion Polwarth was taken out by Fairview for a ram under 1 1/2 years.

For the first time, we held a Junior Judging Competition where students associated with Catholic College Bendigo stud participated in a Beginner Handler's class and Fleece Judging class. Thanks to studs Rainbow and Bonnie Bray for supplying fleeces and Fairview and Moorabbee for supplying sheep for the junior judging competition. Special thanks to Ted Wilson from Landmark who was roped in at the last minute to judge the fleeces. Ted did a fantastic job briefing our young contestants on what qualities to look for in their judging.

 

Results Bendigo 2017

 

Bendigo ASWS CCB participating in Interbreed Group Jul17    Bendigo ASWS Inaugural Junior Fleece Judging Competition Jul17

 

Left:  CCB participating in Interbreed Group           Right: Inaugural Junior Fleece Judging Competition

 

Bendigo ASWS Judge Noel Littlejohn and Associate Judge Kayla Starkey Jul17   Bendigo ASWS Supreme Champion Fairview Stud Jul17

 

Left:  Judge, Noel Littlejohn and Associate Judge, Kayla Starkey           Right: Supreme Champion, Fairview Stud

 

Bendigo ASWS Ram lineup Jul17     Bendigo ASWS Participating in the Interbreed Ram and Ewe Jul17

 

Left:  Ram lineup           Right: Participating in the Interbreed Ram and Ewe

 

Bendigo ASWS Pairs lineup Jul17

 

Above:  Pairs Lineup

 

 

 




Polwarth Fleece entries do well at Bendigo

Roxford was awarded overall Reserve Champion Fleece at the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show. The magnificent fleece scored 97.00 and was just pipped by a merino fleece which scored by 97.10. Fourteen Polwarth fleeces were entered by Roxford, Rendlesham, Riverview, Moorabbee, Challicum and Catholic College.

 

                                Roxford Score Card Bendigo Jul17    Roxford - Reserve Champion Fleece at Bendigo 2017

 


 

Polwarth Get Together 2017

8th & 9th April

On the weekend 8th and 9th April, members of the Polwarth Sheepbreeders Association gathered for a social get-together. The weekend was hosted by Tarndwarncoort Polwarths and Fairview Polwarths near Colac.

 

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Upcoming Shows

 

Ballarat Sheep Show

Sunday 29th July

 


 

Show Results 2017

 

Campbell Town Show Polwarth Results 2017

2nd & 3rd June

The Campbell Town Show was held on the 2nd and 3rd June 2017, with Riverview taking out the most successful exhibitor in the Polwarth Section.

 

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Show Results 2016

 

Bendigo Supreme Champion Ewe 2016 Bendigo Supreme Champion Ewe 2016

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW

Bendigo July 15th - July 17th 2016

 

>> Click here to view a PDF of the Bendigo full show results

 

 

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Supreme Champion Polwarth (Ewe)

2016 Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo, Victoria

Exhibitors: Jared and Talisa McArdle, Taljar Stud, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Judge: Andrew Paterson, Matakanui Station, New Zealand

 

Photo acknowledgement: Stock Journal

 

 

CAMPBELL TOWN POLWARTH SHOW

Tasmania 3rd and 4th of June 2016


Ram over 1.5 years (unprotected)
1 Rendlesham – Andrew Nicolson Estate Trust
2 Rendlesham – Andrew Nicolson Estate Trust
3 Fairview – GJ & KE Potter
4 Riverview – WG & MJ Walker

Ram under 1.5 years
1 Fairview
2 Riverview
3 Riverview

Ram under 2.5 years and over 1.5 years
1 Rendlesham
2 Riverview
3 Riverview

Ram over 2.5 years - Scratched

Ewe over 1.5 years (unprotected)
1 Riverview

Ewe under 1.5 years
1 Riverview
2 Riverview

Ewe under 2.5 years and over 1.5 years
1 Riverview
2 Riverview

Champion Polwarth Ram (LL Lawrence Trophy & D Whitfeld Perpetual Trophy)
Rendlesham

Reserve Champion Polwarth Ram
Fairview

Champion Polwarth Ewe (Thomas Gibson Perpetual Trophy)
Riverview

Reserve Champion Polwarth Ewe
Riverview

Junior Champion Polwarth Ram or Ewe (GM Gatehouse Memorial Perpetual Trophy)
Fairview

Best Group of three Polwarth Sheep
1 Fairview
2 Riverview

Polwarth Ram with the Best Sire's Fleece (Colin Flood Perpetual Memorial Trophy)
Fairview

Most Successful Exhibitor in the Polwarth Section (Saunders Wool Prize & Myer Ltd Perpetual Trophy
Riverview

Supreme Champion Polwarth Ram or Ewe
Rendlesham


 

Show Results 2015

 

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW

Bendigo July 15th - July 17th 2015

 

 

Judge: Alec Todd (NSW)  & Noel Littlejohn (TAS)

 

Ewe <1.5 years milk teeth - Homeleigh (1st and 2nd)

Ewe <1.5 years -

Ewe unhoused >2.5 years - Fairview (1st) Riverview (2nd) Bendigo Catholic College (3rd)

Ewe unhoused 1.5 - 2.5 years - Riverview (1st) Taljar (2nd) Fairview (3rd)

Ewe unhoused <1.5 years milk teeth - Taljar (1st and 2nd) Fairview (3nd)

Ewe unhoused <1.5 years - Taljar (1st) Bendigo Catholic College(2nd)

Ram >2.5 years - Homeleigh (1st)

Ram 1.5 - 2.5 years - Fairview (1st)

Ram <1.5 years milk teeth - Homeleigh (1st)

Ram <1.5 years - Homeleigh (1st and 2nd)

Ram unhoused >2.5 years - Homeleigh (1st) Taljar (2nd) Riverview (3rd)

Ram unhoused 1.5 - 2.5 years - Fairview (1st and 2nd) Homeleigh (3rd)

Ram unhoused <1.5 years milk teeth - Taljar (1st) Homeleigh (2nd and 3rd)

Ram unhoused <1.5 years - Taljar (1st) Homeleigh (2nd and 3rd)

 

Junior Champion Ewe - Taljar

Reserve Junior Champion Ewe - Homeleigh

Senior Champion Ewe - Fairview

Reserve Senior Champion Ewe - Riverview

Junior Champion Ram - Taljar

Reserve Junior Champion Ram - Homeleigh

Senior Champion Ram - Homeleigh

Reserve Senior Champion Ram - Fairview

Champion Victorian Bred Ewe - Fairview

Champion Victorian Bred Ram - Homeleigh

Grand Champion Ewe - Taljar

Grand Champion Ram - Homeleigh

Supreme Champion Polwarth - Homeleigh

 

Group: 2 rams & 2 ewes >1.5 years - Fairview (1st)

Group: 2 rams & 2 ewes <1.5 years - Fairvew (1st) Homeleigh (2nd)

Group: 1 ram & 2 ewes <1.5 years - Taljar (1st)

Progeny group of 3 sheep - Taljar (1st) Fairview (2nd)

 

Polwarth ram with best head - Fairview (1st) Riverview (2nd)

Most successful exhibitor - Homeleigh

National Polwarth pair of the year - Taljar


 

Show Results 2012

 

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW

Bendigo July 20th - July 22nd 2012

 

 

Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show in the North Central region of Victoria.

 

Judge: Ike Ashby    Junior Judge: Jared McArdle

 

Ewe <1.5 years milk teeth - Challicum (1st)

Ewe <1.5 years - CCB (1st and 2nd) Challicum (3rd)

Ewe unhoused >2.5 years - Taljar (1st and 2nd)

Ewe unhoused 1.5 - 2.5 years - Coree (1st) Sazli (2nd and 3rd)

Ewe unhoused <1.5 years milk teeth - Sazli (1st and 3rd) Challicum (2nd)

Ewe unhoused <1.5 years - Coree (1st) Taljar (2nd) CCB (3rd)

Ram >2.5 years - Streanshalh (1st and 2nd)

Ram 1.5 - 2.5 years - Homeleigh (1st) Streanshalh (2nd) Sazli (3rd)

Ram >1.5 years shorn - Taljar (1st)

Ram <1.5 years milk teeth - Homeleigh (1st) Sazli (2nd)

Ram <1.5 years - Callicum (1st and 2nd)

Ram unhoused 1.5 - 2.5 years - Homeleigh (1st) Taljar (2nd) Sazli (3rd)

Ram unhoused <1.5 years milk teeth - Taljar (1st) Homeleigh (2nd) Moorabbee (3rd)

Ram unhoused <1.5 years - Moorabbee (1st) Coree (2nd) Sazli (3rd)

 

Junior Champion Ewe - Coree

Reserve Junior Champion Ewe - Challicum

Senior Champion Ewe - Taljar

Reserve Senior Champion Ewe - Coree

Junior Champion Ram - Taljar

Reserve Junior Champion Ram - Moorabbee

Senior Champion Ram - Homeleigh

Reserve Senior Champion Ram - Homeleigh

Champion Victorian Bred Ewe - Sazli

Champion Victorian Bred Ram - Homeleigh

Grand Champion Ewe - Taljar

Grand Champion Ram - Homeleigh

Supreme Champion Polwarth - Homeleigh

Group: 2 rams & 2 ewes >1.5 years - Taljar (1st) Sazli (2nd)

Group: 2 rams & 2 ewes <1.5 years - Sazli (1st) Challicum (2nd)

Group: 1 ram & 2 ewes <1.5 years - Taljar (1st) Sazli (2nd) Challicum (3rd)

Progeny group of 3 sheep - Taljar (1st) Sazli (2nd) Challicum (3rd)

 

Polwarth ram with best head - Homeleigh

Most successful exhibitor - Taljar

National Polwarth pair of the year - Taljar

Supreme Longwool Interbreed Champion - Homeleigh

 

 

Campbell Town Show Tasmania

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd of June 2012

 

Campbelltown Show in the Central Midlands of Tasmania is the oldest continually running Agricultural Show in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

This year they are celebrating their 174th show.

 

Polwarth Ram - Homeleigh

Polwarth Ewe - Streanshalh

Reserve - Streanshalh

Junior Polwarth Ram or Ewe - Homeleigh

Most Successful Polwarth Exibitor - Streanshalh

Supreme Polwarth Ram or Ewe - Homeleigh

 


 

Show Results 2011

 

Campbell Town Show Tasmania

 

Champion Polwarth Ram - Steanshalh

Reserve Champion  Polwath Ram -  Homeleigh

Champion Polwarth Ewe - Riverview

Reserve Champion Polwarth Ewe - Streanshalh

Junior Champion Polwarth Ram or Ewe - Homeleigh

Most Successful Exhibitor in the Polwarth Section - Riverview

Supreme Champion Polwarth Ram or Ewe - Streanshalh

Interbreed Awards

Supreme Junior Champion Wool Breed Ram under 1.5 years - Homeleigh

 


 

Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2011

 

Judge: Martin Paterson  Otaga NZ

 

Grand Champion Ram - Streanshalh

Champion Victorian Bred Ram - Homeleigh

Senoir Champion Ram - Streanshalh

Junior Champion Ram - Homeleigh

Grand Champion Ewe - Taljar

Champion Victorian Bred Ewe - Homeleigh

Senior Champion Ewe - Taljar

Junior Champion Ewe - Corree

Supreme Champion - Streanshalh

Most Successful Exhibitor - Taljar

 


 

Flashbacks

Looking back to the genesis of the Polwarth Breed of Australia.

 

Flashback    Tarndwarncoort

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