Centenary celebration sets tone for ram sales
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.