Aberdeen “Cracker” 617/16

October 2017

We are pleased to welcome a new ram to our stud sire team purchased at the 2017 Aberdeen annual sale for the top price of $18,000. Aberdeen 617/16 - or Cracker as we have nicknamed him - is a beautifully balanced ram with the Lambplan figures to match including 20.0 for growth, 230 C+ & 145.0 EQ.

Cracker is the son of the well known ram Aberdeen 5/15 who is ranked #2 for Carcase Plus across all Australian Terminal males. His grand sire is also an impressive ram - Aberdeen 16/12 - who boasts over 1000 progeny across 9 studs.

We look forward to seeing Cracker's lambs hit the ground next year.

Would you like to include Cracker  in your AI sire team? Click here for details.


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.

2016 Stud Ewe Sale

March 2016

The temperature was hot and so were the prices at Newbold’s Poll Dorset & White Suffolk Opportunity Stud Ewe sale last Wednesday 2nd March.

This was our first major mated ewe sale. The loss of leased land prompted the decision to reduce ewe numbers to avoid over-stocking. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all bidders and under-bidders for their support.

The sale drew buyers in from around the state as well as from New South Wales and Western Australia. There were 19 registered bidders, resulting in a clearance of 94 ewes and 15 ewe lambs at a $612 average. Seventeen buyers purchased ewes.

“We very proud of the line-up of ewes on offer today. It was both humbling and exciting to see the number of studs here investing in Newbold genetics.” Bill said.

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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.

Hillcroft Farms 756/13

Hillcroft Farms 756/13 – $10k

October 2014

Newbold is proud to be involved in the Meat Elite purchase of the top price ram at the Hillcroft Farms Poll Dorset Stud Dispaeral. HF756/13 is a structurally correct ram with excellent muscling and Lambplan figures (BWT 0.36, PWT 16.9, PEMD 3.6, C+ 223). See his full ASBVs here.

We are excited to include him in our breeding program for the 2015 drop and look forward to seeing how his progeny perform.

Hillcroft Farms Ram – $31k

October 2014

Hillcroft Farms 497/13

Newbold is proud to be involved in the Meat Elite purchase of Hillcroft Farms ram 497/13, purchased for the world record breaking price of  $31,000 at the 2014 Perth Royal Show.

HF 497/13 has an excellent carcase, is structurally correct and excellent Lambplan figures.

We are excited to include him in our breeding program for the 2015 drop and look forward to seeing how his progeny perform.

This story has been covered by many of the rural newspapers. Read the Rural Press report here.


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.