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Justin Kirkby of Amarula Dorpers, Gravesend, NSW, paid $5000 for the top priced ram in the Bendigo Supreme Dorper & White Dorper Sale today.

Thirteen of the 16 White Dorper rams offered sold to $5000 and averaged $1785, while 23 of 29 Dorper rams sold to $2000, av $1287.

Ewes received competitive interest, resulting in three of the six White Dorper ewes offered selling to $600, av $517, and 24 of the 27 Dorper ewes sold to $1600, av $770.

There were close to 40 registered buyers from Western Australia, South Australia, NSW and Northern Victoria.

The 78-strong catalogue was fielded from 28 Dorper and White Dorper studs.

Andrea van Niekerk of Dell Dorpers and Dumisa White Dorpers offered the top-priced ram - a rising two-year-old son of Dumisa Mr Perfect.

The ram was praised for his exceptional length and depth in his hindquarters by Mr Kirkby, who judged the ram the day prior to the sale in the White Dorper showing.

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