Best Dorpers off to Dubbo

Dorper showdown looms in Dubbo

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2017 SALE TOPPER: The $11,500 top-priced Dell stud ram with Landmark stud stock's John Settree, Dubbo, buyers Tanya and Brad Edson, Red Rock stud, Keith, SA; and vendor, Andrea van Niekerk, Dell stud, Moama.

2017 SALE TOPPER: The $11,500 top-priced Dell stud ram with Landmark stud stock's John Settree, Dubbo, buyers Tanya and Brad Edson, Red Rock stud, Keith, SA; and vendor, Andrea van Niekerk, Dell stud, Moama.

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Dorper and White Dorper breeders from across the country will converge on Dubbo in early September for the breed's national sale.

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Stud breeders from five states will converge on Dubbo Showground for the 16th Dorper and White Dorper National Sale.

This year’s sale on Tuesday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 5, has attracted 131 lots.

Twenty six studs from NSW, Victoria, SA, Queensland and WA will offer 59 Dorper rams, 16 Dorper ewes, 45 White Dorper rams and 11 White Dorper ewes.

The sale provides breeders with the chance to showcase their best animals.    

Sara Winn, executive officer of the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia, said a sale dinner will be held at Dubbo’s Cattleman's Motor Inn on Tuesday, September 4.

She said all animals will be classed before the sale by three DSSA inspectors, Adrian Veitch (WA), Justin Kirkby (NSW) and Christo Harmse (NSW).

All animals will be registered with the society prior to sale. Classing and viewing of rams will be livestreamed on the Tuesday from 1pm.

As well, Practical Systems will have a free training session on capturing live data in the yards with Stockbook on the Tuesday at the event. They will also have a trade display throughout the two days along with Virbac and Hecton Products. 

The sale on the Wednesday will be livestreamed starting at 10am.  

Ms Winn thanked the sponsors including Fairfax Media (publisher of The Land).

Dorper and White Dorper rams were both in keen demand at the 2017 National Sale.

Buyers from four states snapped on 68 of 72 Dorper rams offered, topping at $11,500 and averaging $2393.

The sale topping Dorper, offered by the van Niekerk family’s Dell stud at Moama, was bought by Tanya and Brad Edson, Red Rock stud, Keith, SA.

Fifty seven White Dorper rams sold from a 73 head offering to a top of $7500 and $2349 average.

The sale topper, offered by Susan Law, Matchless stud, Wellington, was bought by Andrew and Megan Mosely, Etiwanda stud, Cobar.

The selling agents are John Settree from Landmark and Scott Thrift from Elders. The sale will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus. 

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