It's been tough at Red Rock with the 2018 season ending below average and opening rains for 2019 not arriving until May.
"With warm ground the grass jumped up which was most exciting after such a long hot dry summer but this was short lived, Mother Nature had other plans for this region sending us two weeks of frost which halted all growth and we had to start hand feeding again," Red Rock Stud owner Brad Edson said.
"With the drought biting most parts of Australia, we decided to cull heavily and only keep the best ram lambs on for the 2019-2020 selling season.
"Our other main industries is producing Lucerne seed for domestic and export, with that been such a volatile market with little been sold domestic due to the drought and the countries like Saudi Arabia buying less seed, we decided to under sow our Lucerne with barley and cut and sell hay.
"We then finish our lambs throughout the summer months on this pasture we where then able to capitalise on this great lamb market selling lambs at $7.80 and in the spring where able to capitalise on $8.40."
Every year Red Rock retain the top two to five rams for our own use. These rams are selected on growth for age, covering, structure and temperament.
Red Rock has selected 100 White Dorper rams and 30 Dorper rams have been short listed to be selected for our on property sale the White Dorper Rams have not been shorn and will be offered unshorn," Brad said.
"The Dorper rams are still a work in progress we have decided to shear them so that we can make sure that they are structurally correct.
"We will not be offering any ewes at this year's sale but if you are wishing to purchase ewes please contact us as we will have ewes available for purchase in October."
The sale will be held on September 4 Red Rock will be offering rams at the National Dorper Sale. Contact them for more information on the rams or to organise an inspection.
They will also have rams at the Adelaide show from August 30 to September 1 in the Ram Shed Judging is from 1pm Saturday the 31st.
The annual on-property sale will be held at Red Rock on September 27 at 1pm inspection from 10am, interfaced with Auctionsplus lunch will be provided.
Place an order with Elders Keith Steve Doecke 0427817323 who will be the Duty agents and Noel Evans Landmark Keith 0429857132 if you're unable to attend.
"The sheep market is looking great for the coming years, with sheep numbers on the rebuild lambs will be in short supply," Brad said.
"Station clients who have had good rains are looking to purchase Dorper and White Dorper ewes, if you are looking to sell ewes, we are happy to pass on your details."