Lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion keeps ram sales buoy­ant

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

RAMS sales con­tin­ued across the state’s North over the past week with good clear­ance rates and strong prices.

At Bramwell and Richard Hea­zle­wood’s Mel­ton Vale stud sale, 140 Poll Dorset rams were of­fered.

This year’s se­lec­tion in­cluded some high Lamb­plan In­dex rams and lo­cal buy­ers pro­vided good com­pe­ti­tion. Dur­ing the sale 133 of the rams sold, top­ping at $1900 and av­er­ag­ing $1368. The top-priced ram went to Dean and Mandy Al­lan from Cressy.

Vol­ume buy­ers in­cluded Ch­ester Part­ner­ship at West­wood, which took home 12 rams to a top of $1800.

Con­norville Sta­tion at Cressy bought 10 rams to a top of $1800, while Noss­wick at Black­wood Creek bought four top­ping at $1800.

Bond East­field was the big­gest pur­chaser tak­ing home 16 rams to a top of $1600.

At Bill Scott-Young’s Palmer­ston Coop­worth sale 135 of the 140 rams of­fered were sold, mak­ing an av­er­age of $1335. This was $100 per head more than last year’s av­er­age.

The top price of $2100 was achieved twice and paid by Woodris­ing Farm from Cressy and Noss­wick from Black­wood Creek, which bought five rams.

Thomas Bros from North­down pur­chased two rams to a top of $1900.

Other prom­i­nent buy­ers were Pisa Est at Cressy, which bought 12 rams to $1800 and Scone at Perth which took home 12 rams to $1800.

Na­tive Point at bought four rams to Perth $1700, while Hingston Farms at Cressy bought seven rams to $1600.

DE Cameron at Nile pur­chased 13 rams while R&V Dou­glas from Perth also bought 13.

Bren­dan and Narelle Web­ber­ley’s Rod­bourne Poll Dorset and White Suf­folk sale achieved a full clear­ance of all 29 Poll Dorset rams.

Th­ese rams av­er­aged $1093 and reached a top of $1600.

In the White Suf­folk of­fer­ing 36 of the 43 rams were sold top­ping at $1400 and av­er­ag­ing $839.

The top-priced Poll Dorset went to DF & WP Cameron of Chudleigh. The top White Suf­folk was bought by WG North from Broad­marsh for $1400.

Markana Park on Flin­ders Is­land bought five Poll Dorsets to a top of $1400 and five White Suf­folks to $1200.

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