Agriculture commodities are at record levels so it’s no surprise that the value of working dogs hasn’t wavered either.
Saturday’s Jerilderie Working Dog Auction saw 55 of 58 dogs sold to average $10,081 for a gross of $554,500.
Dogs were bound for Queensland, South Australia, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia with even a six-month-old female, Daisy, attracting $9000 to a Rock Flat buyer.
Organiser Warwick Doolan said the overall quality of the dogs on offer and the strength of sheep and cattle commodities had a positive impact on the sale.
“Even cropping farmers suggested they could buy and spend money on a dog that they might never have been able to do,” he said.
Top money of $18,750 was paid by Nip Rowney, Lascelles, Victoria, for the…