The National Show and Sale were held in Dubbo, NSW last week, with lots of studs hoping to make their mark in the ring. The Judging this year, the Hi Low system, ( used in South Africa) was tried for the first time. It works on the average of three judges,( in the ring at the same time). Viewing the score cards showed us how subjective judging can be when assessing animals of high standard.
The sale when very well with Dorpers and White Dorpers both selling strongly. The top price paid was for a Dorper ram - $33,000 which is going to Brazil, and an Amarula Dorper ewe and lamb went for $6750- Nice sheep.