Dorper and White Dorper sale to $3800

Dorper and White Dorper Queensland sale tops at $3800

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Andrew Meara, Elders Toowoomba with Harold and Julie Swilks,Tinalong Dorpers and buyers Gai and Paul White, Riverview, Surat with the top priced ram Tinalong 180568.

Andrew Meara, Elders Toowoomba with Harold and Julie Swilks,Tinalong Dorpers and buyers Gai and Paul White, Riverview, Surat with the top priced ram Tinalong 180568.

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The 11th annual Queensland multi-vendor Dorper and White Dorper ram sale sold to a top of $3800 and average of $1191 and and overall clearance of 90 per cent at the St George Showgrounds on Monday.

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The 11th annual Queensland multi-vendor Dorper and White Dorper ram sale sold to a top of $3800 and average of $1191 on Monday at St George.

The Dorpers topped at $3800 to average $1187 with a clearance of 84 per cent and the White Dorpers topped the sale with $2700 and averaged $1227 with a clearance of 100pc.

The $3800 top priced ram of the day was sold by Harold and Julie Swilkes, Tinalong Dorpers, Surat to Paul and Gai White, Riverview, Surat for Tinalong 180032, a twin 16-month-old ram, sired by Niemur 140182.

Mr White said they were looking for good bodied Dorper rams that will mature early with good shedding ability.

He said he believes the Dorper rams are more suited to his market because they fatten better.

They run about 4500 commercial ewes and truck all their fat lambs direct to Thomas Foods International at Tamworth, NSW.

The Whites purchased a total of five Dorpers,four from Harold and Julie Swilkes and one from Melanie Hurley, Melete at Kogan, which was the second top priced Dorper ram at $2200.

Justin and Lorroi Kirkby, Amarula Dorpers at Gravesend, NSW topped the White Dorpers for $2700, selling to Paul and Melissa Southern, Lyolia, Thallon.

Mr Southern said the length, depth and shedding ability along with the growth rate was what he was looking for.

Mitchell Southern, Justin Kirkby, Amarula Dorpers, Melissa, Warwick, Sam and Paul Southern, Thallon.

Mitchell Southern, Justin Kirkby, Amarula Dorpers, Melissa, Warwick, Sam and Paul Southern, Thallon.

The Southern family run around 5000 White Dorper ewes.

Amarula White 181095 was the second top priced Dorper ram, selling for $2600 to Chelmer Pastoral Co, St George.

Commercial lamb producers provided the bulk of the competition at the sale on Monday.

The Caskey family at Budgerie, Mitchell bought a total of 10 lots to average $1010 and paid a top price of $1600 twice.

Their first $1600 buy was Boondarra 180213 offered by the Smit family, Roma, followed by Basecamp 180096, the 2019 national reserve junior champion ram offered by Andrea Weiss, Basecamp White Dorpers.

Repeat and volume buyer Lex Jukes and sons, Tregoning, Morven, paid a top of $1600 twice to average $1250 for eight rams. Another bulk and repeat buyer was Grant Bredhauer, Karrawond Station, Cunnamulla who purchase seven rams to average $1028 and paid a top price of $1400 for Henry Dorpers 180140, offered by Barry and Janylle Henry, Allora.

Amarula White Dorpers had the top vendor average for the sale, selling five rams for an average of $1700.

Tinalong Dorpers sold a total of seven rams to average $1457.

Brothers Warwick, Sam and Mitchell Southern, Boonoon Dorpers,Lyolia, Thallon sold seven rams to average $1428.

Basecamp White Dorpers sold seven rams to average $1171 and top at $1600 while Ms Weiss' daughter Melanie Hurley, Melete sold seven Dorper rams to average $1157 and top at $2200.

K and D Old Pty Ltd bought all five lots from Burrawang Dorpers, Ootha, NSW for an average of $1120 and a top of $1300 twice.

Andrew Meara, Elders Toowoomba said under the trying conditions it reached everyone's expectations and went beyond.

"There were half a dozen rams that were above where they have been before so that was a very pleasing result," he said.

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