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Kurrabi Park Suffolk and White Suffolk to $732 average

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Aug 24, 2017

The Dennis family, Kurrabi Park studs, Koppio presented 81 young and totally paddock reared Suffolk and White Suffolk rams for buyer competition at their 9th annual on-property ram sale on Monday (21st). There was a larger crowd of 40 in attendance including 16 registered bidders, with seven of these new to the Kurrabi Park auction.

Described by auctioneer Tony Wetherall as, “genetically very good with top Lambplan figures,” 45 sold to an $1150 top and averaged $732. Considering their qualities this was an opportunity missed by many, but on the positive side, the overall result was well up on last year. The top price was up $150, the average up $108 while 11 more sold at auction.

High fertility was another feature with 75% of the rams being from multiple births.

Principals Mark, Karen and Logan Dennis said they were pleased to see the bigger crowd and were particularly pleased with the lift in Suffolk demand. They anticipated the balance will be sold when more breeders calculate their needs, but considering the value this sale would have been the place to buy them.

The top price of $1150 was paid by Elders Tumby Bay agent Braden Southern bidding for repeat clients CD & JM Skinner, Cummins. This was paid $1150 for KP112, a Suffolk ideally suited to the production of export weight lambs. Overall they purchased seven rams (four White Suffolks and three Suf...
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