He was a good big sheep with plenty of wool and a great body
The top priced ram at $2700 was purchased by Luke Ridley, “Neurome”, Caragabal to join his sire battery for his self-replacing Merino ewe flock running in a mixed-farming enterprise.
“He was a good big sheep with plenty of wool and a great body,” Mr Ridley, who is a longterm supporter of the Rocklyn stud said.
“Alongside our cropping, we concentrate on producing sheep for sale so he will be a good ram for our flock.
“The sheep perform well in our country and we are happy with them.”
The son of B140002, in turn a son of a Brundanella Poll ram by a One Oak Poll ram, had the very attractive figures of 19.3 micron, SD 3.2 and weighed 97 kilograms.
The four rams offered by B140002 averaged a very creditable $2025, while six rams sired by B140055, a Bundilla Poll-bred ram averaged $1750.
Other sires which figured prominently on the sales list included T091026, a Tuckwood Poll-bred ram who had five sons sold for $1540 average price: Rocklyn 140207, a home-bred son of Severn Park 08SP30, who had three sons sold to top $2100 and Rocklyn 120182, another homebred son bred in the Roseville Park 14 family, who also had a son sold for $2100.
Rocklyn 140262 a Poll sire by T091026 had one son sell for $2400.
The top priced ram was included in the selection four rams purchased by Luke Ridley for average price $1475.
Other repeat buyers included the McKellar Pastoral Co, “Girrahween”, Grenfell who continued their purchase of Rocklyn Merino genetics taking home 11 rams to top $2200 and average price $1272, N.A. Robertson, “Fairview”, Mangoplah, who paid to $2600 for his draft of five rams for average price $1740 and T.H. Cooper and Co, “Myall Park”, Caragabal who purchased four sires to top $2100 paid twice.
W.M. Hunter and Sons, “Glendara”, Grenfell took four new sires home for average price $925, G.H and A Robertson, Old Junee, bought three rams for average $1167 and Baker Farming, “Greendale”, Grenfell purchased four rams to top $2400.
W.T and G.E Mendham, “Yeronga”, Gooloogong paid to $2000 for their pick of two rams purchased, while E and P Dunn, “Bonnie Braes”, Wattamondara took home four rams for average price $1250.
Stud principal Ralph Diprose was happy with the sale and said prices reflected current demand for mutton and prime lambs along with a good wool price.
“We have a loyal following from local producers and are pleased our clients are getting good returns from their flocks,” Mr Diprose said.
The sale was conducted by Elders Rural Services, Young with Aaron Seaman taking the bids.