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CLEARING an extra 20 rams and achieving an increase of more than $100 on last year’s average, it was a good day at the office for the Cresswell family’s Annalara White Dorpers.
Their 10th annual on-property sale reached a high of $3200, with 80 of 82 rams sold to average $1379.
Regular volume clients loaded most of the lineup, and it was the 2014 top-price buyer who again paid the highest price.
J.J. McClure, Kallara Station, Tilpa, buying through Landmark Russell Cobar, average $2375 for his four purchases, including the $3200 lot 12.
A 77.5 kilogram April 2014-drop sire, the ram had what both the buyer and vendor regarded as the best Australian sheep breeding values (ASBVs) in the catalogue.
These figures included a weaning weight (WWT) of +8, post weaning weight (PWWT) if +12.9 Carcase+ of 178.7, and Lamb 2020 of +110.1.
Ben Lard, “Mount View”, added 26 rams to the 24 he purchased in 2014, and this time around averaged $1284 for his selections.
They will join his 8300 head White Dorper flock, to produce heavy trade or light weight export lambs.