Melashdan’s lengthy rams help average rise

Melashdan Dorpers average rises


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Melashdan Dorper stud, Tumby Bay, increased the sale average by $160 at its 9th annual on-property sale on Tuesday last week.

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BALANCED RAM: Landmark Tumby Bay livestock agent Justin Thompson, stud principals Janice and Gary Fiegert and the top price ram buyer Trevor Lock, Clare.

BALANCED RAM: Landmark Tumby Bay livestock agent Justin Thompson, stud principals Janice and Gary Fiegert and the top price ram buyer Trevor Lock, Clare.

SALE SUMMARY

                2018       2017

Offered   75           72  

Sold        66           72

Top         $2700     $3000 

Av           $1070     $910

Melashdan Dorper stud increased the sale average by $160 at its 9th annual on-property sale at Tumby Bay on Tuesday last week.

The sale topped $2700 for a White Dorper ram, with 66 rams sold from 75 offered. 

Fort-eight White Dorpers and 18 Dorpers were sold. 

By a Melashdan bred sire, the 100-kilogram ram was bought by new client Trevor Lock, Clare.

The twin ram had a weaning weight of 4.5, a post-WWT of 8.2 and 1.4 per cent eye muscle area.

Stud principal Janice Fiegert said although the ram’s figures were not outstanding, it was a balanced animal that would perform well in the paddock.

“Across the board it really stood up well compared with the other rams,” she said. 

“It was a very solid ram and had exceptional length, so it was a very sound animal.” 

Three White Dorper rams made the second highest price of $2200. 

Lot 6 weighed 85kg and had a 4.9WWT, 8.1PWWT and 1.8EMA, while lot 13 weighed 100kg with a 8WWT, 13.3PWWT and 1.7EMA.

The last ram at $2200, lot 24, weighed 90kg and had a 6.4WWT, 10.5PWT and 1.3EMA. 

Mrs Fiegert said despite the tough seasonal conditions in the region this year, the stud still had multiple new inquires.

“Many of our clients have been faced with another demanding year so we were very grateful for the support,” she said. 

The sale was conducted by Landmark Tumby Bay with Landmark stud stock’s Leo Redden as auctioneer. 

                                                                                      –  VANESSA BINKS

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