Sheep team success for Calrossy
The Calrossy Sheep team are celebrating after their success at the recent annual Walcha Show. The team included several new members and they were able to gain valuable experience showing their prized Dorper rams and ewes that are bred at Calrossy.
The first event entered was in the Dorper and White Dorper section of Milk Tooth Rams and Calrossy had five new young rams competing against much larger Dorper Studs in this category. Alice Murdoch achievied a first place in this heat with her ram Bandit. This was closely followed by Rachel Donaldson and Clayton Bignell who placed second and third, which is a great achievement as this is the first time all three students have competed in a show.
Next up was Patrick the 2-tooth ram showed by Evie who achieved a close fourth against some very tough competition. There were several great rams in that class, and it was great to see the Calrossy bred ram competing against some of the best rams in the region.
Our ewes were the next to compete and the team were all a bit nervous as the ewes tend to not behave as well as the rams and Jelly, our star performer, was no exception to this. Jelly stepped up to the challenge and performed when she needed achieving a first place shown by the very capable Mia Aylett. Macie Thornton and Zara Adams came a close second and third with their ewes and Breanna Rhodes handled a very misbehaved ewe to achieve a fourth spot in the Milk Tooth Ewes heat.
There were numerous other successes on the day with a first place in a Pair of Ewes any age and a third in the same class. Calrossy would like to thank Tom Sloan who helped the Team all day at the show, mentoring the younger students and assisting wherever he could. A huge thankyou to all the sheep team members for a successful and fun day at the Walcha Show.