Poll Dorset

Poll Dorset

an Australian meat sheep produced by crossing the Dorset Horn with the Corriedale or Ryeland. A downs sheep with all of their characteristics.
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Ben Ryan also had a superb flock of more than 2,000 breeding ewes and, with his Blue Leicester, Poll Dorset and White Suffolk with Dorpers, he believed passionately in the use of good genetics.
Pure Lowland: SP Davies, Suffolk; Reserve, E Matthews & Sons, Treoes, Bridgend, Poll Dorset.
Married to farmer's daughter Sera, a fellow police officer based at Menai Bridge who tackles family protection issues, they have a 30-acre smallholding at Capel Coch, Anglesey: Dorian keeps 120commercial ewes, Sera recently started up a small flock of Poll Dorset sheep.
David Mathews, Bridgend's, champion Poll Dorset made 520gns.
Among the other breeds at the sale, the top price Poll Dorset sold to 230gns for a shearling from Matthews and Son, of Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, bought by J N Bulter, of Oswestry.
The British Vendeen Society has chosen the venue for its society sale, and the breed will take its place alongside the Texel, Charollais, Suffolk, Hampshire Down, Poll Dorset, Berrichon du Cher, and Southdown.
With son Iolo, he led the Lowland section with a pair of Julyborn Poll Dorset ewe lambs.
A total of 16 breeds plus crosses will be represented, the numbers being: 1844 Texel, 1333 Suffolk, 700 Bluefaced Leicester, 343 Charollais, 194 Beltex, 176 Lleyn, 83 Border Leicester, 66 North Country Cheviot and 162 pedigree sheep from the Berrichon, Blue Texel, Dutch Texel, Hampshire Down, Oxford Down, Poll Dorset, Roussin, South Down and Vendeen varieties.
He is also a former chairman and club leader of Caernarfon YFC, and has judged Texel and Poll Dorset sheep at numerous shows.
In 1989 sheep milking began at Ram Hall with its own flock of Friesland (or East Friesian) and Friesland x Poll Dorset ewes, which has grown to 900.
In addition, 143 pedigree sheep will also feature from the Berrichon, Blue Texel, Charmois, Hampshire Down, Oxford, Poll Dorset, Roussin and Vendeen breeds.
Reserve supreme at Caernarfon was a Poll Dorset yearling ram from Roland Davies, Dolclettwr Hall, Taliesin.