A strong crowd was present at the Womboota Pastoral shearing sheds last Thursday for the annual on property ram sale.
Principals Ian and Malcolm Starritt recorded an average of $1524 for their Border Leicester rams, the highest average they have received in their 17 years of sales.
A total of 63 of the 70 rams on offer were sold, in what was a very consistent sale throughout.
Malcolm Starritt said he was excited by the sales results.
“It is great to see so many new faces, but familiar ones coming back as well. The sale didn't see any dips or troughs, and was strong throughout. We had great support from north-east Victoria,” he said
Mick Griffin, Lake Rowan, paid the top price of $2600 for Womboota 336.16, as well as a further three rams for an average of $2100, including the second top priced ram for $2400.
The top two rams had SuperBorders Dollar Index scores of 125.5 and 126.7 respectively.
“The top ram had great breeding values, it was well figured and presented very well on the day. Maternal weaning weight figures were also very good,” said Mr Starritt.
Return buyer Peter Durant, Moama, bought 11 head, to a top of $2200.
Tarcumb Herefords, Ruffy, Victoria, bought nine lots, paying up to $2000.
The sale received strong local support, as well as buyers from Hay, Yarrawong, Pyramid Hill and Ruffy.
The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders, Echuca.