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Detpa Grove White Suffolk Stud Wins Supreme All Breeds Ram Award at Adelaide Royal

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article image Sophie, Jordan, Michelle, Alex and David Pipkorn were all smiles when their ram, DG 208, won the Supreme all breeds ram award at Adelaide Royal. The ram will be offered at lot 3 at the stud’s annual sale on October 13th.

The recent Adelaide Royal proved a triumph for the Pipkorn family Detpa Grove White Suffolk stud, Jeparit, well-known for their White Suffolks and Poll Dorsets alike. They had an outstanding showing at the biggest show for White Suffolks in the country, with well over 200 entries from 4 states, under judge Andrew Frick, Lochiel, SA.

In an era where objective measurement is of extreme importance, it was interesting that top performance sheep with great structure and balance were plentiful. To win in this competition was a major achievement for any stud, and while awards were shared, it was Detpa Grove that shone brightest.

They came off tremendous results at Hamilton Sheepvention, where they achieved Champion Ram, Champion Ewe and Most Successful Exhibit. Against extra competition at Adelaide, they repeated this feat. Their ram, DG 208, won the June drop class and was then awarded the Ram Championship; the stud’s fourth win at Adelaide in the last 6 years. However, more success followed, as he was a unanimous winner of the Supreme Shortwool Breeds Ram of the Show, and then the overall Supreme All- breeds Ram, defeating the Corriedale longwool Champion. This was Detpa Grove’s second win in this award, previously being successful in 2000.

The White Suffolk ewe championship followed, plus another win in the Sire’s Progeny group class, and then the most Successful Exhibitor award to round off a truly magnificent result.

The stud’s Supreme Adelaide Champion will be offered at the Detpa Grove sale on-property on October 13th at lot 3. Their Hamilton champion, which finished 2nd in his class at Adelaide to the eventual Reserve Champion, will be offered at lot 2, to head a fantastic stud ram offering of 30 rams. These and the top 20 of their 88 ewes on offer will be offered on Auctions Plus.

Those who have attended past Detpa Grove sales will appreciate the depth of quality of the offering, and while these show successes are the elite top end, there is not much difference in the quality of these and the 156 flock rams on offer. Any stud or commercial breeder can attend this sale with full confidence that they will be competing for industry leading genetics.

The sale is being held earlier this year, commencing at 12 noon EST, so it would be wise to get there earlier to research the depth of quality on the large offering, which contains several new genetic lines as well as their previously proven lines.

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