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Mixed results for shedding breed studs


This year three studs offered Dorper rams at auction in WA, with a positive result for the breed recorded by the end of the selling season.

Between Douwana, Ida Vale and Kaya Dorper studs a total of 114 rams were offered, 19 less than last year, but 12 more sold with 108 Dorper rams going to new homes after the hammers fell.

It meant the gross of $159,150 was up by $55,350 on the 2017 season and the average which was set at $1474 was up by $393.

The strong average result was largely due to the result posted by the team of 45 Douwana Dorpers offered at the annual Chapman Valley Breeders ram sale this year.

These achieved a total clearance after meeting with fierce competition from some eager buyers who pushed the average price per ram to $1833, representing a rise of $718 in average for the Douwana stud and the highest average posted across the Dorper and White Dorper breeds, aside from the single $5000 White Dorper sold by KD Genetics at the IGA Perth Royal Show.

Click here to read the full story by COURTNEY WALSH for Farm Weekly.

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