THE rush of bidding that saw top prices from the onset at the 27th annual sale for Narranmore Poll Dorsets, Elong Elong continued through out the afternoon.
Top price of $3100 was made three times early in the sale that secured an average of $1571 at auction with 116 rams sold of the 125 offered.
John Hunter, property manager at “Wongaboori”, Mendooran purchased two of the top priced rams on behalf of repeat buyer, Paul McGirr. Their draft of four averaged at $2800.
Mr Hunter said he believed the first ram sold was the top pick of the draft, “We really liked his growth rate - he had plenty of length and was nice and square in the frame.”
The May 2016 drop ram who had a sale weight of 132 kilograms was keenly contested with the buyers creating a rally of bids.
Also taking home a top priced ram was repeat buyer, Ian Stevenson, “Picabutta”, Coolah.
His August 2016 drop, 120 kilogram ram has an Index of 936, calculated on 24th April 2017.
“I liked the growth for age, his length and depth made him a really good type of ram,”
Volume buyer, David Stanford, “Narangari”, Leadville, picked up a draft of eight averaging $2125.
“I like the way they presented and the length and size of them,” he said
“They are magnificent this year. I am not sure what he is putting into them in this season, for a dry year, but they are really good.”
Angus Stewart, Milling Stewart, Dunedoo, thought that the sale was “very strong and consistent right the way through.”
“There were a lot of repeat buyers but there were also a few new faces.” he said.
Christine O’Leary, Narranmore co-principal, was very happy with the sale.
“The rams look as good as they ever have, particularly the spring drop rams,” she said.
“The majority of the buyers were repeat purchasers which is always great.”
The sale was conducted by Milling Stuart, Dunedoo with Angus Stuart at the rostrum.