National White Dorper sale, Dubbo
*57 of 73 rams sold to $7500, av $2349
*16 of 18 ewes sold to $1400 twice, av $797
A TOTAL of 57 White Dorper rams from 10 vendors sold at the 2017 National White Dorper sale at Dubbo NSW on Wednesday, September 6.
It was the structure, correctness and hindquarter of the Matchless 150440 that impressed Andrew and Megan Mosely, Etiwanda stud, Cobar, NSW. They bid to the sale top of $7500 to secure the ram.
“We like the squareness of this ram – a really correct, sound ram,” Mr Mosely said.
“We have worked hard to fix shoulders and feet within our flock and we now want a little more meat.”
The Type-4 ram weighing 104 kilograms was sired by Matchless 120814 and was the Moselys’ only purchase. They run 2000 White Dorper ewes, of which 800 are studs.
The ram was one of a duo from Susan Law’s Matchless stud, Wellington, NSW. The other ram by the same sire was a Type-3 weighing 101kg and purchased through AuctionsPlus.
The Veitch family’s Kaya stud, Narrogin, Western Australia, sold the $6500 second top-priced ram. The Type-5, 107.5kg, 2017 National senior champion, sired by Kaya 130056, was purchased by the Farrar family, Mossgiel Station, Ivanhoe, NSW. Kaya stud sold five rams, av $3850.
Andrea van Niekerk’s Dumisa stud, Moama, NSW. gained $6000 third top money for a Type-3 half-brother to the 2017 National Show junior champion ewe at Bendigo, in July, weighing 88kg when purchased by Boxdale Dorpers, Condobolin, operated by the Jones family.
Bellevue stud operated by the Curtis family, Millmerran, Queensland, sold five rams to $5250 and a $2450.
Two stud ewes, both Type-5, topped the sale at $1400 each and came from Amarula White stud, Gravesend, NSW. They weighed 59kg and 56.5kg and sold to Nomuula stud, Moonbi NSW and the Southern family, Thallon, Qld, respectively.