A DRIVE for lamb feed efficiency and doability, and meeting the market, has produced a new Australian record price for a White Suffolk ewe. New South Wales WS breeder Murray Long paid a record $6500 for a ewe ranked highly for her carcase attributes at the Detpa Grove 11th annual mated ewe sale at Jeparit
*107 of 113 ewes sold to $6500, avg $1061 – AUSTRALIA’S record price for a White Suffolk ewe was smashed at this week’s Detpa Grove White Suffolk 11th bi-annual mated ewe sale.
Record averages were set in the flock ram and ewe offerings at Detpa Grove White Suffolk sale’s 32nd annual sale at Jeparit, Vic, where there was a near total clearance of 250 lots to five states.
Pictured with the $26,000 sale topping ram are Detpa Grove principals David and Michelle Pipkorn, Jeparit, Victoria and Elders Mildura’s Kelvin Fitzgerald who purchased the ram for his client Roger Wilkinson, Camborn station, Wentworth, New South Wales.