AFTER 19 years, last Wednesday saw the final Top of The Drop Flock ram sale at Narromine for Ian and Kerry Cameron’s Nundoone Border Leicester Stud after the sale of it to Rowena Sweeney last May.
Achieving a 100% clearance, they sold 37 rams that topped at $2200 and averaged $1489 to make the stud dispersal complete. The overall average of the sale was $1793 for 115 rams.
Andrew Cook purchased the top priced ram for the Cook Partnership, Nyngan. He also purchased eight rams from both studs to an average of $2000.
Tom & Lou Woods from Narromine, purchased four rams for an average of $1775.
The two stud sale saw Reg, Robyn & Rowena Sweeney, Bindaree Border Leicester Stud, Mendooran, gain a 100 per cent clearance when they sold 78 rams that topped at $2900 twice with an average of $1937.
Their top priced ram was purchased by Phil Redding, Alto Rural Group, Dunedoo. He purchased eight rams in total for an average of $2575.
Purchasing equal top priced ram was John and Sue Bullock, Fraddon Hills Pty Ltd. Their draft included a total of ten rams for an average of $2270.
Volume buyers, Trent & Sophie Heckendorf, Auburn Farming, Trangie, purchased 30 rams for an average of $1743 from both studs.
Buyers came from numerous areas including Tullamore, Trangie, Nevertire, Nyngan, Gulargambone, Wellington, Mendooran & Dunedoo.
It was announced at the auction that the Bindaree & Nundoone Top of The Drop Flock Ram Sale is being relocated next year in 2018 to an on property ram sale at the Sweeney’s family property, “Pinehurst” Merrygoen, following Ms Sweeney’s purchase.
Ian & Kerry Cameron were congratulated for the initiation of the Top of the Drop Sale and large contribution to the Border Leicester Industry.
The sale was conducted by Christie & Hood, Dubbo with auctioneer Tim Wiggins controlling the bids.