The 13th annual on-property sale on account the Kember family, Gleneith Border Leicester stud, Ganmain, saw a one hundred percent clearance of the 100 rams offered to top price of $3500 and average $1607.
A feature of the sale was the strong interest from repeat buyers who purchased larger drafts than normal, according to studmaster Wes Kember.
“It was a phenomenal sale, reflecting the strength in the sheep industry,” he said.
“And our sale was well supported by new buyers, and the depth of our offering was evident when Lot 81 sold for $2700 and Lot 97 made $2400.”
The top priced ram, a twin son of Gleneith 69-13, was purchased by Chris Hewitt, Hewitt Border Leicesters, Warracknabeal, Victoria.
Mr Hewitt said his new purchase has all the credentials of an outstanding sire prospect, with his outlook matching his figures.
Among many volume buyers, Ruby Park Pastoral Co, Collingullie, purchased 11 rams to top $1700 and average $1355, while Burgess Hill Pastoral Co, Coolamon, selected a draft of six rams for average price $1600.
The sale was conducted by Elders, Narrandera and Wagga Wagga, with Will Stoddart taking the bids.
A full report will appear in The Land 20 October.