State’s spring ram sales off to strong start

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

HIGH prices for lamb and wool saw Tas­ma­nia’s ram-sale sea­son start off strongly last week.

The Bad­cock fam­ily’s Fair­bank stud was the first of the spring sales and showed the level of un­der­ly­ing con­fi­dence in the prime-lamb in­dus­try.

There 167 rams were sold, av­er­ag­ing $1113, along with 11 ewes, which av­er­aged $688.

Sim­i­lar to re­cent years, the fam­ily’s South­downs cre­ated strong com­pe­ti­tion from main­land studs. All up six rams were sold into in­ter­state and Tas­ma­nian studs, top­ping at $6500 and av­er­ag­ing $3567.

The top-priced ram was bought by HR & KJ Cameron of Pen­shurst while the sec­ond­top ram was bought in part­ner­ship by AS Hog­a­rth of Evan­dale and Bu­rando for $5000.

South­down ewes topped at $1100, sell­ing to RE & JL Knight from Vic­to­ria.

The fam­ily also sold 34 White Suf­folk rams to a top of $1600 which was paid by N & P Tal­bot from Evan­dale.

In the Poll Dorset of­fer­ing the top ram also made $1600 and was bought by Markana Park from Flin­ders Is­land, who in Vic­to­ria bought 12 rams on the day.

All up the Bad­cocks sold 64 South­down rams sold for an av­er­age of $1348. The 10 Poll Dorset-South­down cross rams topped at $1500 and av­er­aged $1050. They also sold 34 White Suf­folk rams av­er­ag­ing $991 and 54 Poll Dorset rams av­er­ag­ing $1046.

A year of buoyant wool prices helped cre­ate solid ram prices at the Brook­lands and Sorell Springs an­nual Merino ram sale. The over­all av­er­age of $1800 was close to $400 higher than the pre­vi­ous sale.

A top price of $4200 was paid by Ban­well Pas­toral from Tri­abunna for a Sorell Springs ram. GJ & PJ Bow­er­man from Gretna and BJ & L McCon­non from Leven­dale both paid $3600 for two Sorell Springs rams.

Fehlberg's Pro­duce from Brighton took home the top­priced Brook­lands ram for $3500.

Reg­u­lar buy­ers DT & GF Fish from Oat­lands were one of the big­gest vol­ume buy­ers, tak­ing home 14 rams, while Braes Pas­toral at Wood­bury bought 10 rams.

All up Sorell Springs sold 43 rams av­er­ag­ing $1907, while Brook­lands sold 44 rams at an av­er­age of $1696.

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