Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeder's Association

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DORSET HORN and POLL SHEEP: the only sheep breed that can breed all year round - ideal for controlling your lambing times.

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Worcester Show & Sale 2017

David Rossiter with the Champion (Ram Lamb)

David Rossiter with the Champion (Ram Lamb)


The Dorset Horn/Poll Dorset Society Show & Sale at Worcester enjoyed a close and keen following with a strong company of buyers and females very much to the fore. 

David Lewis and son, Jake, with the Reserve Champion (Ewe Lamb)

David Lewis and son, Jake, with the Reserve Champion (Ewe Lamb)

Top call of the day went to a Ewe Lamb from David Lewis’ “Pembroke” flock who won First and Reserve Champion in the preceding Show and was out of a daughter of Pembroke S108 that won Breed and Reserve Interbreed Champion, Three Counties Show 2012. She was secured at 560gns by R. Fitton, Bolton, Lancs.

Females throughout were in demand and a second prize Shearling Ewe from a strong consignment from W.L. French, Launceston, Cornwall levelled at a creditable 350gns to M. Care, Helston, Cornwall. Ewe Lambs from Joe Larder’s “Byeways” flock, Somerset, the National Flock Comp winners 2016 met with approval with a third prize winner at 300gns to J Marshall, Derby and a daughter of Riverview Tomahawk at 310gns to A. Baker, Llanidloes, Powys.

The second prize Ewe Lamb from Richard and Robert Hole’s “Sherborne” flock found favour and sold to 300gns to Toby Holland, Cardigan. 

Rams were, in the main, a selective trade peaking at 500gns for the first prize and Overall Champion a Ram Lamb from David Rossiter’s “Huish” flock, Devon who had previously won Breed Champion royal Cornwall, Interbreed Champion Ram Lamb and Interbreed Performance Recorded Champion, Devon County 2017 the successful purchaser being Tim Pratt, Woodbridge, Suffolk for his “Deben” flock.

19 Individual Shearling Ewes £269.13
3 Senior Ewes £178.50 
17 Individual Ewe Lambs £249.53
3 Ram Lambs £385.00
56 (pens) Ewe Lambs £149.25


Judge: Mr Denis Rankine

Champion: D W Rossiter
Reserve Champion: Mr D Lewis

Ewe, Shearling or over: 1. D W Rossiter 2. W L French 3. D W Rossiter 4. R & R Hole 5. W L French 

Ewe Lamb: 1. Mr D Lewis 2. R & R Hole 3. Mr J Larder 4. Mr J Larder 5. Mr T Pratt 

Ram, Shearling or over: 1. W L French 2. W L French 

Ram Lamb: 1. D W Rossiter 2. Mr J Larder 3. Mr D Lewis 4. Mr S Driver 5. R & R Hole 

Dorset Show Results

  • Great Harwood Show 2018 +

    Reserve Champion: Mr A Steff | Champion Male: Mr A Steff Read More
  • Royal Bath & West Show 2018 +

    Breed Champion: Mr P Brooks | Reserve Breed Champion: R & R Hole Read More
  • Otley Show 2018 +

    Breed Champion: Mr A Steff (Ram) | Reserve Breed Champion: Mrs S & J Gray (Ram Lamb) Read More
  • Devon County Show 2018 +

    Champion Male: R & D Rossiter | Champion Female: R & D Rossiter Read More
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Sale Dates:

Llandovery, Llandovery Market - Saturday, 30 June

Worcester, Worcester Market - Saturday, 14 July

46th NI Annual Premier, Export Show & Sale - Monday, 30 July

Ballymena Mart, Hilltown EU Export Show & Sale - Friday, 10 August

Gisburn Show & Sale - TBC

Omagh Show & Sale - Friday, 17 August

Carlisle, Borderway Mart, Carlisle - Friday, 31 August

29th NI Autumn Sale, Ballymena Mart - Monday, 1 October

Forthcoming Sales >