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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Delegation of WA farmers breath new life into live ex future

Three Western Australian farming women who took their case to parliament this week believe the live sheep export industry has a sustainable future, beyond whichever major party forms government. Wongan Hills wheatbelt farmer Sue Middleton, Woodanilling sheep producer, Bindi Murray, and mixed farmer from Kendenup, Lyn Slade, made up the all-female delegation that opened...

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Tennessee Tasty go the whole hog with lamb and beef business

THE snow-covered fields of Minnesota, North America, are a far cry from the rolling hills of West Gippsland where Kristie and Mick Connors run their livestock operation. However, a bad feed of lamb during their four-year term abroad was the catalyst for their “farm to fork” business, Tennessee Tasty. “When...

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A year of turmoil for live export industry

THE live sheep trade had one of its most unsettling and uncertain years in its history during 2018. The impact has been felt among exporters, sheep producers, transport operators, regional towns and feed mill operators – with the issue becoming a potential political timebomb in the lead-up to next year’s...

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