Cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tion sets tone for ram sales

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

A CEN­TURY of breed­ing at Quamby Plains Cor­riedales was cel­e­brated with record prices at the stud’s ram sale.

A large crowd of in­ter­state and lo­cal buy­ers pushed the sale av­er­age to a new high of $1732. Top price on the day was $3400, paid by Wally Jenk­ins of South Australia. The sale saw al­most a com­plete clear­ance with 37 of 40 rams sold.

Ku­randa bought four rams to a top of $3400 and Bowood Pas­toral bought three to $3200.

Ball­park Farm­ing in Vic­to­ria is a reg­u­lar at the sale and this time took home four rams to a top of $2300. Sala­manca Pas­toral in Vic­to­ria took home two rams to $2400.

Vol­ume buyer on the day was Na­tive Point, buy­ing seven rams to $1700.

At the Black­wood Per­for­mance Cor­riedales strong competition also saw an in­crease in the sale av­er­age by $150 com­pared to last year.

All up of 37 of the 40 14month-old rams sold av­er­ag­ing $1186. In­cluded were 17 gold per­for­mance rams, which achieved an av­er­age of $1335. Top price of the sale was $1600 which was reached four times.

New buyer Na­tive Point bought two gold rams at the top price, plus one other ram.

Cul­lenswood pur­chased one top-priced gold ram in their draft of seven rams and Leam­ing­ton Cor­riedale Stud bought the other $1600 ram.

Vol­ume buy­ers in­cluded the Kosch fam­ily from Vic­to­ria who took home nine rams to a top of $1200.

At the Mel­ton Vale Poll Dorset sale lo­cal buy­ers were out in force. Strong competition achieved a full clear­ance of 120 rams av­er­ag­ing $1262.

Top price of $1900 was paid by D & M Al­lan and Con­norville Sta­tion, which bought 10 rams. Other strong pur­chasers were Noss­wick, which took home four rams to $1700 and Wood­side Pas­toral with 11 rams to a top of $1500.

Ch­ester Part­ner­ship bought nine to $1500 and Bond East­field took home 15 rams to $1400.

The Palmer­ston Coop­worth stud had a suc­cess­ful sale , achiev­ing a com­plete clear­ance of all 156 rams and an av­er­age of $1078.

Top price was $2200, paid by Thomas Bros.

Noss­wick pro­vided strong competition, buy­ing 15 rams to $2000.

Pisa Es­tate paid the sale’s sec­ond top price of $2100 and took home 10 rams.

DE Cameron was the vol­ume buyer on the day with 38 rams to a top of $1000.

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