Offered 72 54
Sold 72 54
Top $3000 $3300
Av $910 $1301
EVEN with a tough lead up to the selling season, there was still full clearance of 60 White Dorpers and 12 Dorpers at the eight annual sale of Melashdan stud, Tumby Bay.
For the second year, stud principals Gary and Janice Fiegert elected to interface the sale with AuctionsPlus, with seven rams sold interstate, account Elders Hay, NSW.
The top price of $3000 was paid by JVH Brougham, Tumby Bay for lot 2, a 100 kilogram White Dorper ram, which ranked 133 on the meat carcase plus index.
The ram had a weaning weight of 6.5, a postweaning weight of 10.5, 1 per cent eye muscle depth and rump fat of -0.5.
John Brougham bought three rams in total for an average $1917.
Volume buyer was Koodoolka Station through Landmark Port Augusta, which bought 31 rams to a top of $1200.
RS&SP Dickson, Streaky Bay, bought 10 rams to $1300, averaging $970.
Mr Fiegert said this was one of the toughest seasons in their region since they had been running Dorpers, leading to difficulties in preparation.
“Overall I think we had better rams than last year in the lot,” he said.
“It was good value buying.”
The sale was conducted by Landmark Tumby Bay with Leo Redden as auctioneer.