SEVERAL volume orders buoyed the Red Rock White Dorpers and Edson Livestock's on-property sale at Keith.
The sale's average nearly mirrored last year, with 68 of 99 White Dorper and Dorper rams at Brad and Tanya Edson's Red Rock stud and Pat Edson's Edson Livestock selling for a $834 average.
Eight of nine White Dorper ewes topped at $400, and averaged $350.
For the second year in a row Clarrie Bell, Nhill, Vic, bought the $2300 top price ram - a May 2013-drop, full shedding ram from the Red Rock stud with great weight for age.
The 100 kilogram ram had an eye muscle depth of 46 millimetres and fat depth of 5.5mm, and will be used to breed White Dorper-White Suffolk rams.
DL&AG Bury, Quorn, bought nine rams between $600 and $1000.
Anthony Moyle, Pinnaroo, bought six rams for a $733 average and DA&MJ Arbon, Karoonda, bought the same number for a $950 average.
Merri Downs stud, Freshwater Creek, Vic, bought seven of nine ewes, including the $400 top price. The others were knocked down at $300 each.
The $400 sale topper - a June 2012 drop was a new bloodline for the Red Rock stud being sired by Nonning 10000153.
Red Rock co-principal Tanya Edson was pleased with the clearance with a further 16 rams selling after the final hammer at $600.
* Full report in Stock Journal, October 2, 2014 issue.