Local competition keeps ram sales buoyant
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.