The Pipkorn family’s Detpa Grove White Suffolk stud will hold their sale on October 11 and principal David Pipkorn believes the offerings are even better than in previous years.
“Astute infusions of elite genetics for both performance and phenotype have enabled us to bring exciting new family lines to the market place. The genetic diversity within the stud allows both stud and commercial producers to keep investing in arguably the best all-round genetics available today,” said David.
Ian Turner, from Superior Selections livestock services agrees. “The quality on offer at Detpa Grove is truly elite and while they have regularly achieved headline stud sale successes, because of the incredible depth of quality, many of the prices have been very affordable, especially in the current buoyant prime lamb industry.
“Besides their structural and breed type excellence, there was a vast majority of last year’s offering, right through to the bottom run of flock rams, in excess of 200 on Carcase Plus index under Lambplan,” said Mr Turner.
“Of the 143 strong flock ram offering, 54 per cent were over 200. And 38 per cent of the stud ewe offering and 70 per cent of the stud rams also exceeded this level of performance.”
Some of the prominent sires of this year’s offering include Anden ‘Cruiser, the $68,000 industry and White Suffolk record breaking ram and Detpa Grove 140180, with another great crop of sons.