We held a very successful show, sale and breed seminar on
May 23 - 24, 2015 at the Chico State Farm!
The Second Annual Sales sponsored by the Western States Dorper Association was held Sunday, May 24, 2015 at a new venue at the California State University, Chico farm. Special thanks to Dr. Celina Philips and her students for helping with the sale and lunches during the event.
Seventy head of Dorpers and White Dorpers exhibited by 14 exhibitors from six states were sold in the sale. Prior to the sale, on Saturday, Warren Cude, from Fort Stockton, Texas put on a Dorper and White Dorper mini-course for 55 participants. Warren is a certified Dorper and White Dorper judge and trainer. Warren explained selection of Dorper breeding stock using conformation, structure, color and breed type. He presented a power point presentation and then demonstrated on live animals. He answered many individual questions of concern to both beginning and experienced breeders. Warren also judged the two yearling ram classes and put the ram lambs, yearling ewes and ewe lambs in sale order.
$$ The Sale $$
The Dorpers were led off by HIJO’s Antonio Juarez’s Champion ram, which sold for $5,000 to Florida Dorper Ranch, Florida. Judy Malt purchased another of Antonio’s rams for $1,500, Ernest Mendez bought one for $1,250, and Fred Smalley took home the other HIJO ram for $1,550. Joann Freitas selected Charlton Farms, NW, Oregon, yearling ram for $1,000. Frank Toste, Rock N T Ranch, sold yearling rams for $700 and $825, to Travis Blackburn to round out the higher Dorper yearling ram prices. Twelve head of yearling rams averaged $1,130.
Lambach Ranch sold a Dorper fall ram lamb to Charlton Farms for $725 and to Metzer Farm for $550. Judy Malt sold fall lambs for $650 to Blue Moon Ranch and for $600 to Ballymena Farm for $600. Six Dorper Fall Ram lambs averaged $540 each. T Square Ranch, Brady Tanner. sold a spring ram lamb to Frank Toste for $600.
Dorper Yearling ewes were in very high demand with Lambach Ranch selling a yearling ewe to Judy Malt for $1,900. HIJO sold four yearling ewes to Florida Dorpers for $2,000, $1,900, $1,900 and $1,700. High 5 Dorpers selected another of HIJO’s ewes for $1,900 and Olaf Navarrro purchased one for $1,600. Philip Freilich got a 2 S Bar Livestock yearling ewe for $750 and Middle M Dorpers purchased another for $625. Seventeen Dorper yearling ewes averaged $1,115!
Judi Malt sold a Fall Dorper Ewe Lamb to Blue Moon Ranch for $1,600 and one to Ballymena for $875. Eight fall Dorper ewe lambs average $715. SR Ranch, Natalie Kovacovich sold spring ewe lambs to Connie Baugher, Ca and BJ White, Ca for $350 and $475.
Glenn Land Farm, Wes and Jane Patton had the three highest selling White Dorper yearling rams and they sold to Wookey Ranch for $1,050, Grant Leininger for $700 and to Jim Rosenbaum for $1,500. HIJO sold a yearling ram to Lena Torvek, Windancer Dorpers and White Dorpers for $1,000. Four White Dorper yearling rams averaged $1,060. Glenn Land sold a fall ram lamb to Travis Blackburn for $675.
Jim Rosenbaum selected a White Yearling Ewe from HIJO for $1,000 and one from Glenn Land for $850. Ray Smalley bought a Glenn Land ewe for $800 and B J White and Alicia Galliani selected ewes at $650 and $625 from Glenn Land. Five White Dorper Yearling Ewes average $785!
Glenn Land sold Fall ewe lambs for $625 and $500 to Alicia Galliani, and two lambs for $575 to WJS Dorpers and to Karolyn McCall. Cactus Ridge Fall lambs sold to Kieth Michalek at $550, 500 and $450. Nine fall lambs averaged $485.
One pen of three unregistered commercial White Dorper yearling ewes consigned by Glenn Land Farm sold for $1575 to B J White.
The Second Annual Sale was up $2,000 over last year’s sale with 70 head selling for $59,200, and next year is expected to be even higher!!
The sale information contains all the rules, regulations and general information about the sale!