member of the Dutch Pedigree VSS
Broadcast of the Dutch television programm BinnensteBuiten about our Poll Dorsets on January 22, 2018
Thursday morning, October 18, early in the morning, it's still dark, the English Poll Dorset ewes and rams arrive in Noordijk. They are waiting patiently in a huge truck that barely could pass our street; let alone the yard.
Nevertheless, unloading went well, although we did wait for the daylight.
That was the beginning of a day of a couple of weeks during which the other Poll Dorset breeders could monitor by cam how the animals spend their sleepover. They were not the only ones who were curious about the temporary accommodation of the English flock.
Some two weeks later, we had a surprise visit from the NVWA inspector. Interesting and educational to look at the breeding of the animals and everything that comes with it from a different point of view. And then the time has come, a number of ewes and two rams are picked up by their owners during the breeders day on November 10.
Other breeders were also curious about these new acquisitions, especially after Harrie Roekevisch had given us a visual and fascinating illustration about evaluating sheeps. As an international judge, he obviously uses his sharp eye for detail.
Jorgen elaborated on how the import got its course, what data you can find in Basco about the Poll Dorset, how you can interpret the information and what the English breeders think about export. He also mentioned the next import campaign in early 2019. Several breeders showed their serious interest in this. "just wait and see" how things will work next year. It was a nice informal day, during which about twenty breeders from Friesland to Belgium had the chance to get together, share their own experiences, exchance tel.no. etc.... certainly now that the Poll Dorset sheep has received such a substantial through the purchase of new bloodlines now that the Poll Dorset sheep has received such a substantial boost through the purchase of new bloodlines.