Strong av­er­ages shape good sale sea­son

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

A SOLID mar­ket for prime lambs has led to keen de­mand for most breeds in ram sales.

At the Sun­ny­banks and Fara­day Park sale an of­fer­ing of top-qual­ity rams saw 22 out of the 30 Poll Dorsets sold for an av­er­age of $854. Top price of $1200 was paid by D & K Ford from Cressy, who bought 12 rams for an av­er­age of $875.

Ten White Suf­folks sold av­er­ag­ing $880. The top price of $1300 was paid by R&R Davey from Cressy who bought four rams av­er­ag­ing $1000.

All eight Charol­lais rams on of­fer sold av­er­ag­ing $900. The top-priced ram sold for $1100 to T & K Bad­cock from North Mot­ton. D & K Ford bought three av­er­ag­ing $900.

Last week saw the first on­prop­erty sale at the Kirk­dale South­down stud with 27 of 28 rams sell­ing to av­er­age $976. The top price of $2000 was paid by K & S Baker at Penna.

Six South­down-Charol­lais crosses sold for an av­er­age of $1066. Two reached a top of $1300 and both went to Con­norville. Five Rom­neys sold av­er­ag­ing $650 and top­ping at $1500, which was paid by M Pook at Lu­cas­ton.

At the Valma Poll Dorset sale hot de­mand saw 126 of 128 rams sold, av­er­ag­ing $1044. Top price of $1600 was paid by Esk Farm which bought three rams at an av­er­age of $1366.

Tas­ma­nia Feed­lot was a big vol­ume buyer, tak­ing home 18 at an av­er­age of $1050, while Con­norville bought 11 av­er­ag­ing $1127. Bowood Pas­toral bought 24 av­er­ag­ing $937 and Michael Hall Live­stock NSW 13 av­er­ag­ing $1091.

After 26 years, Spring Val­ley White Suf­folks owner Sally Keen held her fi­nal sale where 58 rams were sold av­er­ag­ing $991. The top price of $2000 was paid by Wey­mouth Farm which bought three for an av­er­age of $1566. Par­sons Bloom­field took home 10 rams av­er­ag­ing $850.

All 10 Charol­lais-White Suf­folks sold to av­er­age $880. Two reached $1000 and were bought by Sum­mer­hill Farms. in

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