Newbold Poll Dorset Stud Rams

2019 On-Property Sale

September 2019

Thank you to all who attended the 75th Annual Newbold On-Property Sale on Friday 20tht September. Over 150 sheep across Poll Dorsets, White Suffolks and Texels sold to a top of $12,500.

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2018 On-Property Sale

September 2018

Thank you to all who attended the 74th Annual Newbold On-Property Sale on Friday 21st September. A total of 132 head across Poll Dorsets, White Suffolks and Texels sold to a top of $5000.

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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.


2017 On-Property Sale

September 2017

Thank you to all who attended the 73rd Annual Newbold On-Property Sale on Thursday 21st September and congratulations to all buyers.

All year long we have been celebrating 100 years since Newbold stud founder, the late WJ Dawkins, registered his Dorset Horn stud. As his incredibly proud descendants, we were very pleased with this year's sale result with 145 of 157 head cleared to a $7000 top and at a $1335 average, significantly up on the previous year.

Read on for sale report by Ian Turner, Superior Selections.

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2016 On-Property Sale

September 2016

Thank you to all who attended the 72nd Annual Newbold On-Property Sale on Thursday 22nd September and congratulations to all buyers.

Rams met strong demand and producers valued the excellent Lambplan ASBV’s available. It was obvious that Newbold’s breeding emphasis for commercial profit drivers is highly valued by commercial lamb producers. Newbold has continued its success in lamb production classes in the show circuits, this year most notably the winning the Interbreed Championship Lamb Production Pair at the Adelaide Royal Show.

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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 Adelaide Show

September 2016

newbold_dsc_8366_dWe once again enjoyed our time at the Adelaide Show. We were very excited to take out another interbreed Lamb Production ribbon winning 1st Interbreed Lamb Production Pair - Trade with our White Suffolk pair (One of the rams - 63/15 - will be offered at our on-property sale on Thursday 22nd September 2016). 

Other ribbons included:

  • 1st White Suffolk Lamb Production Pair - Trade
  • 3rd White Suffolk Lamb Production Pair - Export (Lots 93 & 94 in the on-property sale)
  • 3rd Poll Dorset Lamb Production Pair - Export - Newbold 116-15 is Lot 1 at our on-property sale)
  • 3rd Poll Dorset Pair Rams - also including N116-15, Lot 1 at our sale.
  • Sires Progeny Group 5th
  • Breeders Group 5th
  • Lambplan Ram, Commended - Newbold 178/15 - semen available from this ram.
  • Lamb Sires Progeny Pair 3rd (sired by 127/13)
  • Ewe Lamb - May drop 2nd
  • Ewe Lamb - April drop 3rd
  • Ram Lamb - May Drop 2nd (45/16) 

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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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