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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Breeds needed are Texel, Suffolk, Charollais, Meatlinc, Hampshire Down, Blue Texel, Bleu Du Maine, Poll Dorset and Beltex.
Other entries are Border Leicester with 81, North Country Cheviot with 56, Blue Texels with 40, Berrichon with 37, Dutch Texels with 21, Hampshire Downs with 18, Poll Dorset with 11, Vendeen with 10, Roussin with 6 and Oxford Down with 5.
In this aspect, the crossbred lambs of Kazakh meat-wool halffine sheep with the blood of Texel and Poll Dorset breeds face certain problems in adaptation to the new environment [4,5].
Se utilizaron 330 corderos (140 machos y 190 hembras) producto de la inseminacion artificial de 192 ovejas hibridas (> 2 anos de edad) de las cruzas 3/4 Texel x Corriedale (TXC, n=24), % Finnish Landrace x Corriedale (FLC, n=24), 1/2 Finnish Landrace x Merino Australiano (FLM, n=97), y 3/4 Poll Dorset x Corriedale (PDC, n=47).
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.
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.
In addition, 143 pedigree sheep will also feature from the Berrichon, Blue Texel, Charmois, Hampshire Down, Oxford, Poll Dorset, Roussin and Vendeen breeds.
Gay Hargreaves-Jones with her South Down two shear Ram Champion Breed of Plasgwigan Farm, Oswestry Alaw Roberts Class winner with her yearling ewe Poll Dorset Sheep from Llangaffo, Anglesey JCB Ten Tonne Ballerinas-The Dancing Diggers entertain the crowds during the Anglesey Show yesterday Pictures: ROBERT PARRY JONES Supreme Modern Pig Breeds and Champion Welsh Breeds Sow-res 'Gwynys Model 63 with owners Huw and Ela Roberts of Oink Oink of Gwyniasa Llithfaen, Pwllheli Young Handler Champion 'Cheeky face'', a 10-month old Belgium X Blue Heifer with Dion Hughes, of Ty Cerrig, Llangwm Dafydd Roberts with Male ram lamb Champion Suffolk and was the reserve Champion of breed of Penbrynllwyn, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh Underground resistance.
The farm runs to almost 600 acres and Poll Dorset sheep have been integral to the operation and a favourite with the family for more than two decades - and now the breed is set to play an even bigger role.