Detpa Grove lifts the bar.

Detpa Grove lifts the bar.

THE 26th annual Detpa Grove White Suffolk sale at Jeparit, Vic, produced another great result for the Pipkorn family with a $7000 lift in top price to $23,000 – its highest price since 2005 when the stud set the breed’s $36,000 auction record price.

“The Pipkorn family keeps lifting the bar higher whether you are assessing on phenotype, or on the arithmetic,” Elders auctioneer Ross Milne said.

“This is one of the best drafts I’ve ever had the pleasure to stand over.”

Sixty-four registered bidders, plus connections via AuctionsPlus link, competed for 80 stud ewes, 36 stud rams and 139 flock rams displaying