FOUR buyers from Queensland and 10 from NSW secured 27 rams at auction during the 2020 Eastern Region Dorper and White Dorper sale at Dubbo on Friday.
Eleven of 24 Dorper rams from seven vendors sold to as top of $5000 to average $1273 while 16 or 28 White Dorper rams from six vendors topped at $4000 and averaged $1675.
Tamworth region's Nomuula stud of Cherilyn Lowe and family, Moombi, sold both sale-toppers from among her two breed drafts.
Nomuula's four Dorper rams averaged $1900 while the stud's six White Dorper rams also averaged $1900.
The $5000 sale-topper, the embryo transfer son of Kaya 160921 and from Nomuula Cygnet ET sold to Melanie Hurley, Melete Dorpers, Kogan, Queensland, for stud sire duties within her 70-ewe stud flock.
Miss Hurley , now 15 years, established her stud in 2015 on Smit ewes and a Bellevue sire and purchased the Nomuula ram to give a bit of stretch to her flock.
"My ewes already have good length and depth, and plenty of meat qualities, but I just want to get a bit more stretch," she said.
Her mother, Andrea Weiss, Basecamp White Dorper std, Kogan, purchased two White Dorper rams at $2000 for a Belowrie ram bred by David Piper, Dubbo, and $1000 for a Wirlinga Park ram offered by first-time vendors Grant and Julie Glinski, Wirlinga.
Nomuula's White Dorper sale-topper at $4000, a son of the triple grand champion Nomuula Apollo, sold to the Kirkby family, Amarula stud, Gravesend.
Full story in The Land March 5 edition.