It was a case of the bigger, the better, at the BreedElite Dorper Sheep Society Australia 21st annual national sale at Dubbo on September 1, with buyers from Queensland down to Tasmania taking part in the bidding.
In the breakdown, 33 of 45 Dorper rams sold to $20,000 top and $3606 average, while 21 of 29 White Dorper of rams sold to a $13,000 top and $4320 average.
Moama-based Dell Dorpers topped the sale for the Dorper ram Dell Dorpers 210621, which sold to return clients Culgoa UltraWhite and Dorper stud, Goodooga.
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BreedELITE National Sale Results:
33 Dorper rams sold to $20,000 (Lot 43 Dell 210621 to Wood Livestock, Culgoa stud) and av $3,606.
22 White Dorper rams sold to $13,000 (Lot 7 Kaya 210052 to Begargo Creek White) and av $4,175.
15 Dorper ewes sold to $2,400 (Lot 100 Dell 220156 to Mount Dromadery Dorpers) and av $1,173.
5 White Dorper ewes sold to $1,100 and averaged $880.