THE van Niekerk family of African and Dell Dorper studs at Moama continued their dominance at the 2018 National Dorper and White Dorper Sale on Wednesday, topping both ram sections.
In total, 81 of 110 Dorper and White Dorper rams and ewes sold to record a 73 per cent clearance and an average of $1848.
The 34 Dorper rams that sold topped at $9500 for Dell Dorper Jackpot purchased by Matt and Zaya Wood, Khan Dorpers, Goodooga, and averaged $2129.
The October drop ram by Bellevue Joel weighed 115.5 kilograms and was the only type five ram offered at the sale.
Jackpot had been used in the stud and was a full brother to the 2017 national grand champion Dorper ram.
The 29 White Dorper rams averaged $2058 and topped at $7000 for African Secret who was secured by Grant and Julie Glinski, Wirlinga Park, Albury.
The type four 110.5 kilogram ram was used extensively in the African stud with one of his sons named 2018 junior champion White Dorper ram at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
The two top priced sales capped off a successful day for the van Niekerk family who sold three White Dorper rams to average $4200, four Dorper rams averaging $3975 and four Dorper ewes, which averaged $2175.
It followed their top price success last year when their Dorper ram, Dell Dip Stick, sold for $11,500 to Tanya and Brad Edson, Red Rock stud, Keith, South Australia.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Landmark with Paul Jameson and John Settree the auctioneers.