Ram sale draws a good crowd

Bully Malarbe from the Bulmar Dorper Stud Orange purchased the top priced ram at the Cobar Annual Ram Sale last week. Also pictured are auctioneer John Settree from Nutrien and vendor Andrea Vagg, stud manager for Dell Dorpers near Deniliquin. ▪ Photo contributed

An excellent result was achieved at Cobar’s Annual Ram Sale last week with 100 per cent clearance of the 86 lots of White Dorpers, Dorpers and Australian White rams on offer.

Landmark Russell’s livestock sales manager Lucas Scales said this year’s sale had great local support as well as keen interest from buyers across the Western Division, Central NSW, right up into Queensland and down into Victoria (through AuctionsPlus online).

The average sale price was $2,100 with the  top priced Ram selling for $4,000 which came from the Dell Dorper Stud south of Deniliquin.

It went to the Bulmar Dorper Stud near Orange.

Mr Scales said he had been pleased to see a lift in the season with the average price increasing this year by $600 compared to last year.

He said he could see more positive signs for the future with a strong demand from sheep producers who gearing up again.

Mr Scales said this market demand had encouraged a local stud, Ettiwanda White Dorpers, to bring forward their annual
on-farm sale to October, five months ahead of their usual annual sale time.