THE Peak Hill Dorper and White Dorper ram and ewe sale reached a top of $6000 yesterday.
The combined sale included sheep from the Kaya, Prieska and Bulmar studs, held at Peak Hill for the first time.
Of the 219 sheep catalogued, 173 sold for an average of $1105.
In the breakdown, 60 Dorper rams sold from 86 offered for an average of $1968 and sold to a top of $6000.
Twenty-four White Dorper rams sold, from 33 offered, to average $1342 and top at $2800.
Dorper ewes sold for an average of $486 for the 59 sold, from 60 offered to a top of $1100 while 30 White Dorper ewes sold from 39 offered, for an average of $403 and top of $1000.
A hefty 90-kilogram Dorper ram topped the sale, selling to Wentworth stud breeders Mark and Julie Cullinan, Kelleen stud.
Mr Cullinan said the Prieska sires softness, length and head attracted him.
The couple also took home a Kaya ram for the sale's second highest price of $5600.
The sale was conducted by Elders, Dubbo and interfaced with AuctionsPlus, with Brian Kennedy, Tamworth and Paul Jameson, Dubbo sharing auctioneering duties.