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 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

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.