Ram sales roll on to deliver strong results
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.