Detpa Grove turns mecca for buyers

Detpa Grove turns mecca for buyers

THE Pipkorn family’s Detpa Grove White Suffolk stud, Jeparit, continues to be a Mecca for stud and commercial buyers seeking the White Suffolk breed’s elite genetics.

Sixty-seven buyers from four States attended the annual Detpa Grove production sale, while there were 16 others following the sale and bidding through the AuctionsPlus network.

The weather was cold but the bidding was hot and by sale’s end, 215 head of ewes and rams had grossed $345,650 at a $1608 average in an 81 per \cent clearance.

The highlight was again the stud ram draft of 38 rams that saw frenetic bidding at the top end and seven rams sell at $10,000 or better.

Steve, Ros and Greg Funke, Bundara Downs, Bordertown, SA, combined forces