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.