Kaya genetics to head east

Pia van StraalenCountryman

The final Narrogin stud sheep production sale of the season was held last Wednesday at the town's ram shed, with a fine showing of Dorpers and White Dorpers from Kaya stud.

Landmark Narrogin branch manager Jason O'Neill said the auction, which was well-supported locally, was supplemented by several Eastern States bidders who liaised by phone.

The top-priced 86kg Dorper ram sold for $5600 to a South Australian buyer, while the second top-priced 81kg Dorper ram sold for $4400 to a Queensland buyer.

The top-priced ewe, a 52kg White Dorper, sold for $1250.

WA volume buyers included Hyden-based stud Milrose, which bought 21 sheep, and Lancelin stud Lumani, which bought 12.

Mr O'Neill said typically the breed drew large interest from Eastern States buyers and the sale proved there was still strong support for WA-bred Dorpers.

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