Depta Grove ewes hit $3600

Wingamin buys up at Detpa Grove mated ewe sale

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DETPA Grove White Suffolk stud’s eighth biennial mated ewe sale soared to a $3600 stud record twice at Jeparit on Tuesday last week.

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...it was also good to see both new and repeat clients still able to get quality at value. - David Pipkorn, Depta Grove Stud principal

SALE SUMMARY

RECORD: David Pipkorn with Clive, Deb and Caitlin Shillabeer, Wingamin, Karoonda, SA, in partnership with Prestige Farm, USA.

RECORD: David Pipkorn with Clive, Deb and Caitlin Shillabeer, Wingamin, Karoonda, SA, in partnership with Prestige Farm, USA.

             2017        2015

Offered 83          75

Sold      68           75

Top      $3600 (2) $3500

Av        $957      $575

DETPA Grove White Suffolk stud’s eighth biennial mated ewe sale soared to a $3600 stud record twice at Jeparit, Vic, on Tuesday last week.

BUYING STRENGTH: Detpa Grove's David Pipkorn (second from left) with Vic buyers Ellie McDonald, Lucinda and Trevor Smith.

BUYING STRENGTH: Detpa Grove's David Pipkorn (second from left) with Vic buyers Ellie McDonald, Lucinda and Trevor Smith.

Clive, Deb and Caitlin Shillabeer, Wingamin stud, Karoonda outbid 20 registered bidders from four states, to secure both ewes from the Pipkorn family.

The first  Lot 3, DG 130167, was bought in partnership with Gary Heilig, Prestige Farm, Montana, USA.

The daughter of Wingamin 112462 was among the ‘pick of the pairs’offering.

This was an opportunity for buyers to select from two elite ewes, with the other lot returned to Detpa Grove’s flock.

The sale topper was mated to the $68,000 record priced ram, Anden Cruiser 150277.

Mr Heilig first bought from Detpa Grove in 2007 when he paid $3300, and then paid $3000 and $2200 at the last sale in 2015.

After lambing down, his buys are flushed in an embryo transfer program with the embryos exported.

Wingamin bought the other $3600 ewe, DG150803, in their own right. 

The triplet born ewe was also mated to Anden Cruiser 150277 and had been scanned to have at least twins.

Will Peck, Bayview Downs stud, Mundulla, was the underbidder on both top ewes.

He later bought four to $1600 for a $1225 average.

In the breakdown 68 outstanding, scanned- in-lamb ewes averaged $957  – 66 per cent higher than the 2015 sale.

Not surprisingly, ewes mated to Cruiser were keenly sought, with 15 averaging $1460.

The largest buyer was new stud breeder Stuart McLeod, Nagambie, who bought 13 ewes to $800 for a $631 average.

“I thought I might as well start with the best,” he said.

Will Milroy, Rangeview stud, Pipers River, Tasmania, bought seven head, paying to $2600 and a $1271 average.

Ellie McDonald, Hopea stud, Dadswells Bridge, picked up six ewes, paying to $1200 and averaging $650.

The Grossman family, Koonawarra stud, Angaston, South Australia, bought three ewes to $1300.

Peter Angus, Maroola stud, Mallala and Stuart Staude, Riddock stud, Bordertown, SA, both averaged $1200 for the two ewes they each bought.

Depta Grove Stud principal David Pipkorn was pleased with the result.

“We were naturally very happy with the top end, but it was also good to see both new and repeat clients still able to get quality at value,” he said.

*See the latest results at stockandland.com.au

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