Ram sales roll on to de­liver strong re­sults

Tasmanian Country - - STOCK REPORT -

TAS­MA­NIAN ram sales con­tin­ued over the past week with strong bid­der com­pe­ti­tion pro­duc­ing im­pres­sive av­er­ages.

The Hog­a­rth fam­ily’s Kirk­dale South­downs sale achieved a com­plete clear­ance of all 36 South­downs of­fered.

The top-priced ram sold for $4900 to Auburn Est and the av­er­age was $1600. The stud also sold all seven Charol­lais­cross rams of­fered, top­ping at $1800 and av­er­ag­ing $1500. At the fam­ily’s Rid­ge­side Rom­neys sale six rams were sold, the top-priced off to PJ Mcdon­ald in Vic­to­ria for $1500.

Con­norville bought four South­downs top­ping at $1800 and av­er­ag­ing $1600 and one Charol­lais cross ram for $1700.

Pan­shanger bought six South­downs for an av­er­age of $1583, while Rock­thorpe pur­chased four av­er­ag­ing $1350 and Camelford also took home four av­er­ag­ing $1375.

At the McLauch­lan fam­ily’s Valma Poll Dorset and White Suf­folk sale an­other com­plete clear­ance of all 99 Poll Dorset rams was achieved. The top­priced Poll Dorset sold to Creese North East for $2100 and they av­er­aged $1293.

The White Suf­folks saw a com­plete clear­ance of 55 rams av­er­ag­ing $1041 with the top priced ram bought by Wey­mouth Farms for $1800.

The stud also sold 16 Charol­lais-cross rams top­ping at $1000 and av­er­ag­ing $820.

Con­norville took home 13 Poll Dorsets top­ping at $1700 and av­er­ag­ing $1323 along with six Charol­lais-cross rams.

Bowood bought 15 Poll Dorsets av­er­ag­ing $1193, Llan­ber­ris 10 White Suf­folks top­ping at $1300, while Chester Part­ner­ship bought nine Poll Dorsets av­er­ag­ing $1500 and Creese North East eight Poll Dorsets av­er­ag­ing $1587.

At Paul Day’s Sun­ny­banks and Fara­day Park 23 Poll Dorset rams sold to a top of $2000 and an av­er­age of $1073.

Twenty White Suf­folks sold top­ping at $1500 and av­er­ag­ing $81 with eight Charol­lais rams top­ping at $1400 and av­er­ag­ing $963.

At the Moore fam­ily’s Pen­rise, Punch­grove and Lochdale sale 62 White Suf­folks made a top of $1700 and av­er­aged $1210, 19 Poll Dorsets sold av­er­ag­ing $800 and eight South­downs topped at $2000 and av­er­aged $1075.

Kevin and Heath Baker’s Mac­cel­slie Park sale saw nine South­downs top at $1500 and av­er­age $1175. They also sold 20 Bor­der Le­ices­ters to a top of $2000 and an av­er­age of $980, 20 Poll Dorsets av­er­ag­ing $780 and eight White Suf­folks av­er­ag­ing $850.

Brett Stokes’ Noble Lee Suf­folk stud saw a com­plete clear­ance of 15 rams, which topped at $1700 and av­er­aged $1120.

At the Stock­man stud sale the McShane fam­ily sold 58 Poll Meri­nos for an av­er­age of $2391. Top price of $5400 was paid by Camp­bell Gunn & Son from Tea Tree. The Rosny Trust was the big­gest vol­ume buyer, pur­chas­ing 17 rams.

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