Domestic Lamb

Adam listed to put his brand on Dubbo Show prime lamb competition

Sheep Central May 2, 2017

Country music artist Adam Brand. Picture – Premier Artists.

COUNTRY singer Adam Brand is on the short list to judge some prime lambs and perhaps sell one at a charity auction at the Dubbo Show on May 26.

Dubbo Show secretary Sue Hood said the show had a close association with the singer, who made his first music video at the show and was regarded as “one of our own”.

Ms Hood said Mr Brand was a “maybe” for duties in the Regional Australia Bank Dubbo Show All Breeds Prime Lamb Hoof and Hook Competition before he performed at the show on May 26 as part of his ‘Get On Your Feet’ national tour. The singer’s participation in the hoof and hook competition would depend on his other commitments on the day, she said.

Confirmation of the singer’s proposed lamb competition duties was expected within the next two weeks, but Ms Hood said the singer had experience judging at the show – one year he judged the Beaut Ute competition.

“He just loves the show.”

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Competition committee member Terry Mitchell said it was hoped Adam Brand would be able to be a guest judge and perhaps sell a lamb at the charity auction after the awards presentation.

“He knows how to use a microphone.”

Entries close on May 12 for the 2017 competition, which features the Paul Sinclair Memorial Prize – Grand Champion Hoof and Hook Pen, and lamb taste testing. Lambs must be delivered to the Dubbo showground on Wednesday May 24 from 10am-6pm.

The results and winners will be announced at 3pm Friday May 26, followed by the auction of winning lambs. Buyers of lambs are able to nominate the charity to receive any proceeds.

The competition classes include trade weight lambs weighing less 52kg lwt, export weight 52-62kg and heavy export weight 62kg plus. Fletcher International Exports is offering $500 for the most successful school entry. There will also be major individual breed, stud and commercial awards.

Some breed societies have advised that they will reward any entry from their breed that wins the grand champion hoof and hook pen with a cash prize of up to $500.

Lambs must be vendor bred or owned for a minimum of six weeks. Any entry with a lamb having a permanent incisor erupting from the gum will have the entry cancelled. All six lambs must still have their lamb’s teeth. Entries are limited to five entries of six lambs per PIC number, but no more than three entries of any one breed.

The competition last year attracted 528 lambs from 44 exhibitors. Prizemoney and products donated totalled $30,000 and more than $16,000 was raised for charity from 34 lambs sold.

For more information contact committee members: David Amor 0459 587 574, Terry Mitchell 0418 253 284. Gus Kelly 0428 878 221, Brad Tink 0419 492 285 or Ben Hooper 0428 682 804.


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