Moo­jepin Meri­nos to $7k top

Countryman - - WOOL - Bob Gar­nant

The Thomp­son fam­ily, of Moo­jepin stud, sold to a top of $7000 at their an­nual Multi Pur­pose Merino sale at Katan­ning.

Over­all, the Thomp­sons cat­a­logued 130 rams through Land­mark, with 125 sold for an av­er­age price of $2118, up $78/head on last year when 130 rams sold for an av­er­age $2040.

The sale top­per, tag 171690, sold to Dean Trot­ter, of Per­illup Es­tate, Per­rillup, who also se­cured a $3000 ram. Moo­jepin stud co-prin­ci­pal David Thomp­son said 171690 was a twin and recorded a 6.3kg WWT, 8.6kg PWWT, 1.1 PEMD, 1.0 Fat, 14.9 WCW and a 22.2 WSL.

“It was a solid sale from loyal sup­port and pro­duc­ers are tak­ing ad­van­tage of the Moo­jepin rams which are mea­sured us­ing Aus­tralian Sheep Breed­ing Val­ues,” he said.

Broome­hill ac­count Norino Pty Ltd se­cured seven rams to a top of $5000 and av­er­age price of $2750.

Re­turn­ing from Vic­to­ria, Stephen Smart se­cured three rams to a top of $4500 and av­er­age price of $3417.

Last year’s top buyer, Brad Pat­ter­son, of Bul­lock Hills, of Katan­ning, bought two rams for $4250 and $3000.

Northamp­ton ac­count WE & KL Pluschke paid $4250 for a ram. The For­rester fam­ily, who trade as Glenkeith Fam­ily Trust, of Ko­jonup, se­cured 11 rams to a top of $4000 and av­er­age price of $1841.

Mr Thomp­son said the For­resters also bought an­other 25 from pri­vate se­lec­tions.

Six rams will head to Wa­gin on ac­count of Wes­ten­dale Graz­ing Co, which paid to a top of $3250 and av­er­age price of $2417.

Re­peat buyer Kane Page, of Pin­gelly, se­cured one ram for $3500.

Moo­jepin rams will be head­ing across the Nullar­bor with Eger­ton Farms man­ager Pat Hy­land , of Lal Lal, Vic­to­ria, se­cur­ing 20 rams for an av­er­age price of $1950.

Mr Hy­land also bought pri­vately an­other 25 Moo­jepin rams to make the jour­ney.

Popa­nyin­ning ac­count Mar­wonga Nom­i­neers se­cured three rams to a top of $3250 and av­er­age price of $2583.

Woodanilling ac­count R & J Gar­stone se­cured two rams for $3000 and $2000.

Pic­ture: Bob Gar­nant

Moo­jepin rams will be head­ing through­out WA and across the Nullar­bor af­ter the Thomp­son fam­ily sold 125 rams at auc­tion and many more in pri­vate ne­go­ti­a­tions.

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