The inaugural on-farm sale and grand opening of a new woolshed for the Bindaree and Nundoone Border Leicester studs saw a number of locals and studs attend the Sweeney family Merrygoen property.
With a top price of $3000 and averaging $1126, a clearance of 85 of the 150 rams offered was achieved.
Ian Cameron on behalf of KJC Border Leicester stud, Wellington, was able to secure the top priced stud ram. They also purchased another stud ram for $2000.
“The top ram was the outstanding sheep of the sale,” Mr Cameron said.
“He was very good in the hindquarters and in his legs, I was told to buy the best ram, so I did.”
Volume purchasers, Ian and Trent Heckendorf, Auburn Station, Trangie, purchased 20 rams on the day.
“Since we have been purchasing these rams we have been topping the sales,” Mr Heckendorf said.
“We like the length and the quality and the Sweeneys always stand behind their rams.”
Bindaree and Nundoone co-principal Reg Sweeney was very happy with the sale.
“Having the sale here on our farm, we have found it is a lot easier presenting the rams without having to travel,” Mr Sweeney said.
“There were a few new buyers to the studs and we had a few lookers as well.”
The sale was conducted by Milling Stuart and Christie and Hood with Jamie Stuart and Paul Alchin sharing the rostrum duties.