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MELASHDAN stud at Tumby Bay is fast becoming a force in the White Dorper breed, achieving a perfect strike rate at its annual ram sale on September 15 for the second successive year.

A highlight of the Eyre Peninsula stud's cracking fifth sale was selling a ram for the $3000 top price to Ida Vale White Dorper stud, Kojunup, WA.

The Type 5 ram - the highest classification in the breed - was by AI sire Terraweena Loftus 9293, Australia's highest priced White Dorper ram.

The quality had been passed onto his progeny with the ram having a weaning weight of 47 kilograms at 96 days of age and a sale weight of 93 kg.

The July 2013 drop ram also had an eye muscle depth of 42 millimetres and a self- replacing carcase $ index of 126.5.

In the breakdown, Gary and Janice Fiegert offered and sold 50 sound shedding rams for an $1122 average.

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