2019 National Dorper and White Dorper Show results

A White Dorper by the name of Piet has taken top honours in the National Dorper and White Dorper Show, held this year in conjunction with the Toowoomba Royal Show. Burrawang Dorper and White Dorper Stud’s star ram Piet was crowned supreme champion exhibit of the show, after first taking out...

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Increasing feedlot efficiency through automation at Burrawang

When Burrawang Dorper and White Dorper Stud was looking for a way to maximise results while cutting both expenses and labour costs during the drought, they took a good hard look at their feedlot operation. “The drought has us all having to feed sheep at one time or another. In the past we have done...

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Sixth total auction clearance in a row

FOR the sixth sale in a row all Burrawang Dorper and White Dorper rams sold for a total auction clearance for the 13th on-farm sale at Ootha on Monday, March 18. Returning buyers from NSW, Victoria, and South Australia placed a solid bottom to prices resulting in all 90 rams offered selling to...

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Nomuula cleans-up at show

TAMWORTH based Dorper and White Dorper stud, Nomuula, has taken out the top awards again this year at the 2019 Eastern Region Show and Sale held at Dubbo. Nomuula stud principal Cherilyn Lowe claimed the most successful exhibitor awards for both the Dorpers and White Dorpers. “We worked very hard to get the...

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Eastern Region Dorper Sale

THE Eastern Region Dorper and White Dorper sale was held at Dubbo showgrounds last week to a full gallery of bidders. Twenty vendors offered 99 rams to clear 32 at auction. The sale averaged $1246 with a top price of $4500 going to a Tuckeroo stud ram. Tuckeroo Stud 170133, a September drop, type...

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Etiwanda’s highest ever sale topper

Buyers on the ground and plenty of online bidders supported the annual sale at Etiwanda White Doper stud’s Cobar property last Friday. Even the Mars-like landscape that was the 20,200 hectare Mosley family property did not detract buyers and supporters from witnessing the stud’s highest ever on-property price of $6000. A 20-year...

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Amarula Dorpers hit $14,000 sale high

The Amarula Dorpers 16th annual production sale reached $14,000 on-property at Glenavon, Gravesend, on Friday, just shy of the stud’s $15,000 record. Justin and Lorroi Kirkby and family sold 81 of 112 Dorper rams offered at auction achieving a $14,000 top and $1699 average. All 27 White Dorper rams offered were sold, to a top of $4000...

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Annalara White Dorper ram sale tops at $4200

WHITE Dorper genetics from the Annalara stud at Dubbo will soon be bound for China after the top price ram at its annual sale on Wednesday was secured for a new export deal. Having increased their offering for the second time in two years, the Cresswell family saw a top...

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Lamb, sheepmeat price slide continues, but not for long

It seems a long way from the middle of 2018 when lamb prices were hitting highs never seen before. But although lamb and mutton prices have hit a slippery slide in the last few weeks, all forecasts point to price rises again, and not that far away. Last week, lamb...

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Lamb supply squeeze tips large price upside

SHEEP industry projections look very good for those who still have their flock intact. But the figures released by Meat and Livestock Australia suggest that many flocks are in fact not intact. MLA have forecast 2019 lamb slaughter to fall 7 per cent. These projections are based on the results...

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