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A MASSIVE $19,000 was raised in the name of charity last Friday when the Dubbo All-Breeds Hoof and Hook Competition champion pens of sheep went up at auction.
A total of 35 sheep were offered, averaging $542.85.
The top price lamb was out of a pen of Steve Cresswell’s White Dorpers which made $1100, paid for by Mr Cresswell, Annalara White Dorper stud, Dubbo.
Mr Cresswell’s pen of White Dorpers was sashed the champion pen of lambs on the combined hoof and hook, with the three remaining lambs after judging attracting a total of $3100 at auction.
The reserve champion combined hoof and hook pen was entered by Cameron McPherson, Junee.
The seven-and-a-half month old Poll Dorset/SAMM cross lambs, which weighed 50.4kg/lw and 24.9kg cw on average, also won the champion hoof section.
At auction, the pen of three sold for an average of $620 a head.
The champion hook pen was a pen of White Dorpers offered by Matt and Kate Spry, Tamworth which made an average of $550/head.
The reserve champion hoof pen was a pen of White Dorpers offered by Graham Pickles, Ootha which sold for an average of $550/head while the reserve champion hook pen, Dorpers also offered by Mr Pickles, secured an average of $460/head.