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Prices peak at $3500 for dispersal sale | Stock Journal



IT was the end of an era for the Advanced Performance Suffolks (APS) Suffolk and White Suffolk flocks when they went under the hammer in a two-day dispersal sale on AuctionsPlus recently.

The APS flock, which has been running at the Dorman family’s, Westdale property, was formed in 1984 in response to a one-off opportunity to import Suffolk sheep from the USA under an eight year trial ‘Scrapie Assurance Quarantine Program’.

After initially importing two Suffolk rams and four Suffolk ewes, principals, Stan Dorman (WA), Ian Turner (South Australia) and Gerald Archer (Tasmania) successfully added genetics from a further four USA sires (2003 to 2006), plus semen from one Texel and two Suffolk rams and embryos from Suffolk and Texel ewes from…

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