Newbold Gawler Show Champion Poll Dorset Ewe

Gawler Show 2014

August 2014

Newbold Studs enjoyed a successful day at the 2014 Gawler Show.

  • Champion Poll Dorset Ewe
  • Champion Texel Ram & Champion Texel Ewe
  • Champion White Suffolk Ram & Champion White Suffolk Ewe.

White Suffolk Ewe went on to win Supreme Champion Ewe.

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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Adelaide Show Magazine excerpt

Adelaide Show Magazine

August 2014

Newbold Studs have been featured in the 2014 Adelaide Show Magazine.

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.

You can read the full article here.

Australia's Best Lamb Gold Medal

Newbold Lamb wins Gold!

July 2014

Newbold Poll Dorset lamb wins GOLD in Australia's Best Lamb competition, presented at the LambEx Grandslamb Gala Dinner.

LambEx launched a national search for the most tender, flavoursome and juiciest lamb in Australia. Australia’s Best Lamb Competition was open to lamb producers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers. Entries were in six categories – three weight classes (18-22kg, 22-26kg and 26+kg) from grain-fed or grass-fed systems. Lambex received 66 entries in total.

Australia's Best Lamb Gold Medal2014 Australia’s Best Lamb Gold Medal Winner & Finalist in Grand Champion Judging

Class 4
Grass Fed


Australia's Best Lamb Bronze Medal2014 Australia’s Best Lamb Bronze Medal Winner

Class 2
Grass Fed


More about Australia's Best Lamb Competition. (PDF 618kb - opens in new window)

McLachlan family and their kelpie pup Sal.

Craig McLachlan wins at LambEx

July 2014

More than 4000 e2014 LambEx logontries from across Australia were received for the Merino SA and Fairfax Agricultural Media 'Win 50' promotion, drawn at LambEx 2014. 

 McLachlan from Newbold Studs was lucky enough to win the much coveted second prize - a 16-week-old Kelpie pup "Sal", donated by Kelvale Kelpies, and 10 Merino ewes.

"Sal" (pictured with Craig & Kate) is settling in well at the old Newbold homestead.

The Merino ewes will be retained by Newbold.

More about the "Win 50" promotion. (opens in new window)

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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.

Newbold 65-12 sold to Coledale $9000

$9000 at Dorset Championships

September 2013

First prize Lambplan Ram at Australian Dorset Championships, Newbold 65/12 sold to Wallace and Sue Binnie, Coledale Stud for $9000. His progeny are looking great and he is one of our leading AI sires this year.


Kate & Maggie McLachlan with Texel lamb

20 years of Texels

February 2013

2013 marks 20 years since the arrival of the Texel breed in Australia.

In the late 1980s, Bill Close was selected by the newly formed Australian Texel Stud Breeders Association to visit New Zealand each year to assess the genetics.

In February 1993 the Australian Texel Corporation, a group of investor breeders imported the sheep to Australia.

It has been exciting to see the continued development of the Texel breed in Australia over the past 20 years.


Top of $6000 at 2012 On-Property Sale

October 2012

Stud rams sold to a top of $6000 at the 2012 Newbold On-Property Sale.

Ken & Betty Walkder, Beachport SA, bought the top price ram. They are pictured left with Landmark's Karyn Reynolds, Newbold's Bill Close and ELders' Richard Jones.

Nine rams averaged $2750.