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TAS Country : June 7th 2012
10 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 8, 2012 News Campbell Town Show * On-road costs consist of 12 months registration, Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, Government stamp duty, Dealer pre-delivery and freight charges, from participating Dealers. ^ Factory bonus applicable at point of sale. Includes GST. See your participating Suzuki Dealer for full Terms and Conditions. SUZ0716/TC/R SUZUKI.COM.AU HURRY, OFFER ENDS 30 JUNE 2012 KingQuad $500 Factory Bonus^ On Fuel Injected 400, 500 & 750 ATVs DR-Z400E $8,990 Ride Away* Plus Super Low Finance Deals Trojan$4,490 Australia's No.1 Selling Farm Bike from participating Dealers Ride Away PESTSMART ROADSHOW Please register at www.feral.org.au/pestsmart/roadshow for the Roadshow and for catering purposes which provides free morning and afternoon teas and lunch. The Roadshow starts at 8.30am through to 4.30pm. Please phone for details. The Invasive Animals CRC is bringing the PestSmart Roadshow to: 2002537-120608 CAMPBELL TOWN, Tasmania - Thursday June 14 8.30am-4.30pm - New Grange Meeting & Function Centre 0418 417 943 Ram king of the show PRIME: Julian Iles's ram A POLL Dorset ram has claimed the top prime lamb breed award at the Campbell Town Show. Bred by Julian Iles at his Killara Poll Dorset Stud at Sorell, the ram proved the one to beat during the interbreed prime lamb breed ram class. Judging the class, Paul Brown said the ram had everything he was looking for in a prime lamb sire. ''The Poll Dorset ram is a very appealing ram,'' he said. ''He's got a lot of length about him, he's a big upstanding ram and I think he'll go a long way.'' After winning the Grand Champion Prime Lamb Breed Ram award, the ram then went on to be sashed Supreme Champion Prime Lamb Breed Exhibit. The ram was sired by a ram Mr Iles bought from the Ulandi Park Stud in South Australia. ''I've used semen from that stud before and been pretty pleased with the results, so when I saw one of their rams at Bendigo I liked, I decided to buy him,'' he said. All four rams in Mr Iles's show team were sired by the Ulandi Park ram. Mr Iles plans to take the rams to the Australasian Dorset Championships at Bendigo in Victoria in September. He said Campbell Town was the ideal location to get them used to the show atmosphere. ''It can be a bit stressful for them the first time they go out, so this is a good show to get them used to it,'' he said. Mr Iles has about 90 registered ewes in his stud. TASSIE RAID: Victorian Merino breeder Richard Beggs AFTER a nine-year break from showing, Victorian Merino breeders Richard and Sally Beggs made the best possible comeback at last week's Campbell Town Show. Sheep from the couple's Nareeb Nareeb stud won a swag of broad ribbons at the show, including the Supreme Champion Merino award. Mr Beggs said it was their first trip to Campbell Town. ''We heard that sheep numbers were down a bit this year and we're passionate about the wool industry, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to bring some sheep down and help out a little bit,'' he said. Mr Beggs said they had also sold a number of rams into the state over the year, so it was a good opportunity to showcase their sheep in Tasmania and talk to people about their breeding methods. The Beggs brought a team of four sheep with them and started out well, winning the Champion Fine Wool Merino Ram and Ewe awards and the Champion Medium Wool Ram and Ewe titles. Their champion fine wool ewe then went on to win the Grand Champion Merino, or Poll Merino Ewe award. In the ram section, the broad ribbons just kept coming when their fine wool ram won the Grand Champion Merino Poll Merino Ram title before going on to be sashed Supreme Champion Merino and then Supreme Champion Wool Breed Ram. Commenting on the class, judge Bruce Dunbabin said the couple's ram was hard to beat. ''We just can't go past the fine wool ram,'' he said. ''He's got a great head, he stands very well and he's got a fantastic fleece that's very even right over him''. The Beggs run a number of different operations on their property including Merino, Poll Merino and Dohne Merino studs. They have about 250 stud Dohne ewes, 500 Poll Merino ewes and a flock of 1500 stud Merino ewes. They also run a commercial flock of about 5000 ewes. Mr Beggs said despite current concerns about low wool prices, the future of the industry looked bright.
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