2016 Dorset Championships

September 2016

2016-adc-lambplan-ram-178-15Bill took a small team of 5 rams over to the Australasian Dorset Championships in Bendigo.

We were very pleased to receive 3 ribbons including 2 in the Lambplan Performance Class. Bill was one of the founding members of Lambplan back in the 1980s and it has definitely become a major part of our breeding program.

2nd Prize winner (pictured here with Angela) Newbold 178/15 is an outstanding ram, sired by $31k Meat Elite ram Hillcroft Farms 497/13. Semen packages for this ram are available. Contact Bill for more details.

We also had success in the Dorset Championships Sale - selling rams Newbold 121/15 and Newbold 648/15 to two different Victorian studs.

We are proud to be producing rams and ewes that perform well in the show ring as well as in the paddock.

Newbold Sale 2015 Gallery

2015 On-Property Sale

September 2015

Thank you to all who attended the 71st Annual Newbold On-Property Sale on Thursday 24th September and congratulations to all buyers.

The impetus as Most Successful Exhibitor at the Adelaide Royal show continued at Newbold’s 71st annual sale. Strong demand was evident from Lot 1 with phone bids coming from interstate. Newbold 108/14 was eventually purchased for $6400 by Tim & John Hedges, Bugle Downs, Keith SA. Tim & John also won another bidding duel for Lot 2, Newbold 564/14. Selling for $7000, N564 was the highest priced ram of the sale. These two rams were the winning Lamb Production pair at this year’s Adelaide Show.

New breeders JM and CC Oswald, Wudinna purchased 4 stud rams, topping with Newbold 72/14 at $3400. Repeat buyer Phyl Hyde, Pt Lincoln, purchased Newbold 621/14 for $2400.

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Newbold 140097 with buyer Brenton Lush

Adelaide Show Elite Ram Sale 2015

September 2015

Newbold 97-14 sold to Brenton Lush of the Fairview Hills stud, Inman Valley SA for $5000.

97 was a stand out ram at this year's Adelaide Show winning various ribbons including:

2015 Adelaide Show Interbreed Maternal Group Newbold

      • Interbreed Lamb Production Terminal Breeds Group (Maternal class)
  • 2nd Lamb Production Pair - Trade
  • 2nd Lambplan Ram

He will be a wonderful addition to the Fairview Hills sire group.

2015 Newbold Poll Dorset Champions Tanunda Show

2015 Autumn Show Results

March 2015

Bill, Craig and Kate attended the 2015 Tanunda and Mt. Pleasant shows in March with great success.Newbold Poll Dorset 621/14

Newbold Poll Dorset ram 621/14 was awarded Champion Poll Dorset ram at both shows as well as bringing home the Supreme Champion ribbon from the Tanunda Show.

Newbold 621/14 (pictured right and above with Craig and judge Lachlan Hart, Glen Devon Stud) is a stand out in our 2014 drop rams. He is sired by exciting carcase sire, Ashbank

325/12. He has an outstanding hindquarter.

Newbold was also awarded Champion Poll Dorset Ewe.

Newbold On-Property Sale

2014 On-Property Sale

September 2014

Thank you to all who attended the 70th Annual Newbold On-Property Sale on Thursday 25th September.

A great day was had by all with 113 of the 140 sheep on offer going to new homes.

It was wonderful to see Newbold rams and ewes going to our regular clients as well as several new buyers.

We wish all buyers well with their purchases and look forward to doing it all again next year!

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Newbold 94/13

Australasian Dorset Championships 2014

September 2014

The 7th Annual Australasian Dorset Championships were held in Bendigo on September 13th - 15th.

Newbold ram 94/13 placed 4th in the Lambplan Performance Ram class. He was also awarded 2nd in the Poll Dorset Lambplan Ram class at the Royal Adelaide Show.

94/13 was sold to Bramwell Heazlewood of Melton Vale, TAS.

Newbold 685/13

Adelaide Show 2014

September 2014

Newbold enjoyed a successful showing at the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show bringing home a dozen ribbons including:

  • Reserve Champion Ewe  - Newbold 685/13, sired by Newbold 255/10, a national top sire for eating quality.
  • 3 firsts including Poll Dorset Lambplan Ewe and Texel Lambplan Production Pair
  • 2 seconds including Poll Dorset Lambplan Ram (Newbold 94/13 - SOLD to Melton Vale, TAS) and Poll Dorset Lambplan Production Pair - Trade.
  • 3 thirds including Interbreed Terminal Lamb Production Class
  • 5 fourths

It was wonderful to celebrate 60 years since the formation of the Australian Poll Dorset Association with Poll Dorset being the feature breed at this year's Adelaide Show. We are sure that W.J. Dawkins would be very proud of the progress that has been made since over the last 60 years.

Complete Adelaide Show results can be viewed here.

Newbold image, Livestock Annual

Stock Journal Livestock Annual

August 2014

Newbold Studs have been featured in the Stock Journal 2014 Livestock Annual.

The Poll Dorset is the Feature Breed at the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show and as the birthplace of the Poll Dorset breed, we were selected to feature in an article about our involvement in the breed.

The Australian Poll Dorset Association is also celebrating it's 60th year having formed in 1954. Original Newbold stud-master W.J. Dawkins was the first registered Poll Dorset breeder in the world.

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2013 On-Property Sale

October 2013

Thank you to all who attended our 2013 sale. Over 100 sheep were sold to a top of $4000. We were again pleased to see Newbold rams and ewes going to both regular and new clients.

The number and quality of rams on offer provided buyers with both exceptional choice and value for money. With Newbold rams amongst the highest in Australia as ranked by Lambplan, we truly believe our clients purchased Australia’s best value rams.

Equal top priced flock rams $1200 went to Brian & William Hurn, Angaston and TR & OA Mudge, Innamincka.

Volume ram buyers included Hurns, Bill Pearce, Steve Eckert, Highland Props, Mudges and long-time client Trevor Day and sons.

Top priced ram went to John Hedges from Bugle Downs for 4000. Long-time Newbold clients, Bugle Downs have a very successful ram sale at Keith every year.

Save the date: Newbold 70th Annual On Property Sale September 25th 2014.