In­ter­state bids lift ram sales

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

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.

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