VENDORS left the NSW Wiltipoll sale at Gulgong happy.
All 20 rams cleared to average $1030.
Ian Hopwood and Loris Denyer, Reavesdale Wiltipolls, Murringo, sold the equal top price ram for $1650 to Larry Nott, “Forest Lodge”, Turill.
The Hopwoods also sold the equal top priced ram to Paul Kelly, Kelly Pastoral Company, Forbes.
Last year’s top priced ram sold for $1300.
All 21 ewes on sale cleared.
Stud ewes by Reavesdale, purchased by Karl and June Ritar, Gulgong, reached a top of $760.
Commercial ewes bred by Wayne Pym and Ann Wunsch sold to a top of $560 and averaged $461.
Mr Pym donated the proceeds of a ewe to the Black Dog Institute. It was purchased for $375 by the Ritar family.
The three volume buyers on the day were Chris Plum, Lady Smith via Wagga Wagga; Terry Davies, Finley and Paul Kelly, Forbes.
The vendors at the sale were: Reavesdale stud, Gulong; Carthona, Wingham; Four Winds, Bundanoon; Ironbark, Tamworth; Lone Pine, Goulburn; Spring Valley, Cowra and Frog Rock, Mudgee.
Australian Wiltipoll Association spokesman Ian Hopwood was pleased with the sale.
“The numbers at this year’s sale were down on the year before but we had a total clearance which was excellent and the vendors were very pleased with the prices fetched,” Mr Hopwood said.
The sale was conducted by McDonald Lawson.