Lachlan Merino rams top at $10,000

Lachlan Merino rams top at $10,000


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Brad Wilosn, Landmark, Dubbo; Campbell and Glen Rubie of Lachlan stud; Scott Thrift, Elders, Dubbo, who purchased the $10,000 top-priced ram for the Bowden family, Bothwell, Tasmania; and Mitch Rubie holding the ram.

Brad Wilosn, Landmark, Dubbo; Campbell and Glen Rubie of Lachlan stud; Scott Thrift, Elders, Dubbo, who purchased the $10,000 top-priced ram for the Bowden family, Bothwell, Tasmania; and Mitch Rubie holding the ram.

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Merino and Poll Merino rams sold to widespread areas of the state.

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It was a most successful sale for the Rubie family on Wednesday when their Lachlan Merino stud sale cleared 138 of 140 rams at auction for a top of $10,000 and average $2683.

Margot Rubie with buyer of $5525 top Merino ram, Brad, Mark and Carol Jones, "Booroola", Condobolin, with Mitch, Cam and Glen Rubie.

Margot Rubie with buyer of $5525 top Merino ram, Brad, Mark and Carol Jones, "Booroola", Condobolin, with Mitch, Cam and Glen Rubie.

The Bedgerabong-based stud sold 98 Poll Merino rams to the top price and average of $2717 and 40 Merino rams to $5525 to average $2600.

Margot and Mitch Rubie with Kevin Welsh, "Round Range", Eugowra, inspect high commercial value fleeces off maiden ewes displayed at the sale with top fleece fetching $131.35.

Margot and Mitch Rubie with Kevin Welsh, "Round Range", Eugowra, inspect high commercial value fleeces off maiden ewes displayed at the sale with top fleece fetching $131.35.

Scott Bowden of A.V. Bowden and Sons, “Cluny”, Bothwell, Tasmania, paid the $10,000 top money for a 109 kilograms August/September 2016 drop Poll ram growing 18.9 micron wool.

Sharing auctioneering duties were Paul Jameson, Elders and John Settree, Landmark, both from Dubbo.

Sharing auctioneering duties were Paul Jameson, Elders and John Settree, Landmark, both from Dubbo.

Buying the top $5525 Merino ram among 31 rams purchased were Mark and Carol Jones and son, Brad, “Booroola”, Condobolin, Lachlan ram buyers of many years standing and whose flock has won the coveted Don Brown (Condobolin) Merino maiden ewe competition.

Full report in The Land September 21.

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