Roseville Corriedale stud, held their second on-property sale at Kingsvale, reaching a $2700 top and their highest sale average.
Thirty-two rams were offered, selling 27 for a $2700 top price, resulting in a $1295 sale average.
The top price ram was sold to repeat buyers’ Thomas Jubb and Rachael Minehan, “Pindari”, Nubba, through Elders, Yass.
The top ram weighed 120 kilograms and had a post weaning weight (PWWT) of 3.75 kilograms.
Mr Jubb said this year was the first time he had brought Roseville rams, however he has confidence in the genetics after purchasing ewes in previous seasons.
“I think he was the pick of the lineup and he is suitable to our type of sheep,” he said.
“He is a nice type with a good frame – we mainly look for visual characteristics instead of worrying too much about the figures.”
The top ram will be put to work in January over a select group of 50-70 ewes.
The second highest price and volume buyers were Vince and Steven Toohey, Golong Partnership, Cowra, who snapped up eight rams, topping $2250 for a $1550 average.
Roseville Corriedale stud co-principal, Tony Manchester, said the top-price ram was built on Roseville genetics and displayed the soft, true to type wool they has become known for.
“He has the balance between wool and carcase – he will bring the buyer more value in both wool and meat,” he said.
Mr Manchester also said that the quality draft was the result of 42 years of hard work, saying “results don’t happen overnight.”
“I have doubled my fleece weight from a 3.8 kilogram per head average to 6.5kg – I measure everything because unless you do, you don’t know what’s going on and that’s the secret,” he said.
Also taking advantage of the Roseville genetics was Rick Mailler, “Whiporie”, Conargo, who won the bid on four rams, topping at $1000 for a $900 average.
The sale was conducted by Delta Livestock and Property, Young, with Adam Randall as auctioneer.