Interstate bids lift ram sales
A MIX of interstate and local buyers has been producing some good results at recent ram sales.
At the McLauchlan family’s Valma Poll Dorset sale last week 120 rams were sold to an average of $953. The top priced ram was bought for $2300 by Connorville Station, which who took home six rams all up.
Other volume buyers included Winston Archer from Effingham with 14 rams, Andrew and Charles Dowling from Verwood with 12 and Michael Hall Livestock from NSW with 12. Rob O’Connor from Benham Pastoral bought nine rams and Peter Frost from Flinders Island seven.
The family’s Spring Valley White Suffolks also sold well, with the 53 rams sold making an average of $900.
Top price of $1300 was paid by John Ramsay at Ramsay Ag, who bought six rams in total. Major buyers were David Downie with 10, Michael Hall Livestock with seven and Michael Parsons from Parsons Bloomfield who took home six.
Spring Valley and Valma sold 11 Charolais cross rams to average $713. Top price was $1300 paid by Deeck Pastoral at Melton Mowbray.
At Maccelslie Park 22 Poll Dorset rams sold averaging $868. The top price was $1400 was paid by DI Meaburn from Oatlands. There were also 10 White Suffolks, which sold to a top of $700 and averaged $610 and 14 Southdowns making a top of $2000, paid by ME Badcock of Bishopsbourne. The rams averaged $993 while 23 Border Leicesters averaged $956 and topped at $1800, paid by Stonehouse from Lemont.
RD Paton from Cawood at Ouse was the volume buyer on the day taking home 10 rams.
At Brett Stoke’s Noble Lee Suffolk sale 12 of the 15 Sufflok Rams sold, making a top of $1900 and an average of $833. The buyer of the top-priced ram was S & F Hazelwood of Whiteford.
At the Blackwood Corriedales sale local and mainland buyers produced good competition and a full clearance of all 37 rams at an average of $1035.
Top price was $1500 paid by RK Payne of King Island, who also bought another ram for $1200. Second-top of $1400 was paid on two occasions by PS Burbury & Son from Kuranda at Woodbury and PC Headlem of Lanena.
Cullenswood Estate from St Marys bought 11 rams to $1300 while Tamoshanter Farm at Weymouth bought six to a top of $1100. DG & HJ Kosch from Victoria purchased eight rams.
The Archer family’s Quamby Plains Corriedales attracted mainland buyers with 21 of 34 rams sold heading interstate and two to King Island. Overall the rams averaged $1063.
RK Payne of King Island paid $1800 and $1700, the top prices on the day. PS Burbury & Son from Kuranda at Woodbury bought two topping at $1600. MA McKenzie of NSW took home three to a top of $1600 and Stirling Dohne of Victoria purchased eight rams.
Stockman stud’s strong line-up of Poll Merinos sold to a top of $8600. The winning bid came from Pretty Tower in Victoria. Two equal second top-priced rams made $3700. One went to Greenwich Pastoral at Ouse.
Regular Victorian buyers EW Haywood & Sons took home six to a top of $2100. Rosehill Pastoral of Jericho bought seven rams to $2300.
All up on the day there were 47 rams sold averaging $1453.