No comments yet

Amarula Dorpers crack half century with $50,000 ram

Amarula Dorpers of Gravesend have reached new heights at their 21st annual on-property sale by setting an impressive new top price of $50,000.

The family-operated stud cracked the half century with Amarula 221391 selling to return buyers Phil and Trish Palmer, Ivanhoe.

The stud defined the current slump in the prime lamb market along with dry seasonal conditions by selling 164 from 169 combined Dorper and White Dorper rams to an overall average of $3608.

Not only were rams in hot demand but ewes also attracted high interest, with a clearance of 10 white Dorper ewes to a $1600 top and $1180 average, along with 14 from 15 Dorper ewes to an $1500 top and $1142 average.

Passed in lots for both rams and ewes were sold post sale.

In the sale breakdown, 97 Dorper rams cleared to a $50,000 top for a $3920 average, while 67 from 72 White Dorper rams sold to a $7000 top for an $3175 average.

Results were just slightly back on last year’s total clearance of 163 rams for an $3978 average but up from the $29,000 top.

There were 32 registered bidders in attendance with 45 successful purchases online via AuctionsPlus.

Click here to read the full article by Andy Saunders for the Queensland Country Life – SUBSCRIBER ONLY

Comments are closed.