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SPRY'S DORPERS FIRST DORPER SIRE- DELL DORPER 9110 (Type 5 Ram)
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Spry’s White Dorpers Purchases Top Priced Ram at Kaya/Castlebar Sale...
MEET the market with what it wants and demand is all but guaranteed. The rule of marketing was proven at Gunnedah on Friday March 4, for the first combined Kaya and Castlebar Dorper and White Dorper Sale with most lots going to studs in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Western Australian-based Adrian Veitch, Kaya stud, Narrogin, transported his rams and ewes across the country tapping into a hungry market. Boosting the offering to 160 head was 37 White Dorpers presented by Christo and Marietjie Harmse, Castlebar White Dorpers, Gunnedah. Mrs Harmse offered five rams of her own under the Future prefix. From 160, 151 sold to average $1374.
Repeat buyers Matt and Kate Spry, Spry's White Dorpers, Tamworth, paid the sale top at $7800 for a Kaya White Dorper ram. Sired by Kasteel 7065 and from Kaya 071079, the ram possessed Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) in the top 10 per cent, with a weaning weight of 4.89 (WWT), and a post weaning weight 9.43 (PWWT), giving him a Dorper index of $121.80. All sheep, including the top priced ram, were independently assessed by an Australian registered inspector just prior the sale, with the 20-month-old sire attaining a Type 5 classification - the highest type. Mr Spry said he was a good looking ram backed by figures. "He had the right phenotype; good structure and muscle pattern," he said. "He'll be one of our leading sires in the 2011 joining season."
The Cannington Partnership, "Mundiva", Brewarrina, were purchasers of the top priced Castlebar White Dorper, at $1400, a Type 4 ram. Mr Veitch sold the top priced Dorper ram for $4000 to Brent Summers, Murrumbateman, weighing 80kg at 18 months of age and 5.98 PWWT. The top price ewe, a Dorper bred by Mr Veitch, sold to Craig Sim, Goondiwindi, for $4200. Volume buyer of the sale was Simon Kearney, Tamworth, with lots - all ewes bar one ram - to average $827 and top $1600.
Mr Harmse said the sheep of Type 4 and Type 5 classification sold particularly well supporting the Dorper 2020 initiative of having all sale animals independently assessed in the week prior to sale. "It was clear throughout the sale those higher types were the ones people wanted," he said. Mr Veitch said his Western Australian sales had been well supported and was pleased with the buyer support with more than 60 registered bidders. "Many lots went to studs and I knew if I brought them to the market I'd pick up a few new buyers," he said. "What was surprising is that the White's sold that much better." The sale was conducted by Landmark Tamworth with studstock agents Mark Haywood, Tamworth, and John Settree, Dubbo, knocking down bids.