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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 at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show on Sunday.

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.

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