TWO studs combined for the 18th annual Dubbo Poll Dorset ram sale at Dubbo last Tuesday, clearing 41 of 57 head to several repeat clients and averaging $977.
The Henry family’s Kanoona Park stud, Curban, sold 11 rams topping at $3700 to average $1641 while the Williams family’s Ashburnia stud, Rocky Ponds, near Orange, sold 30 rams to a top of $1000 and $733 average.
Andrew and Geoff Trengove, Green Hills, Dunedoo, bought the two dearest rams of the sale at $3700 and $3000 from the Kanoona Park draft. Both rams were sired by a stud ram purchased from Palana stud, Warialda, in 2016.
Repeat Kanoona Park buyers, the Trengoves said the rams would be joined to 800 first-cross ewes running in two joinings to lamb in April/May and October with lambs selling as either suckers or at heavy export weights depending on seasons.
Andrew Trengove said the two top-priced rams were standouts.
Kim Rawlinson, Horne and Company, Old Castle, Leadville, returned to buy four rams from Kanoona Park stud topping at $1950 and averaging $1538.
The Pengilly family’s Glenleigh Pastoral Company, The Cedars, Eugowra, purchased six rams for a $1075 average with the top buy at $1900 from Kanoona Park stud while the other five came from Ashburnia stud topping at $1050.
Rob Matthews attended the sale on behalf of his son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Stacey Matthews, Vale View, Blayney, and secured four rams for an $863 average and top at $1000 from Ashburnia stud.
Mr Matthews said they had finished marking from 1000 first-cross ewes and gained a 140 per cent lambing.
Andrew Spradbrow, Eulalie, Walmer, bought 10 Ashburnia rams for a $685 average topping at $900. He’ll join them to 1700 Merino ewes and sell lambs either over the hooks or at Dubbo saleyards.
The sale was conducted by Peter Milling and Company, Dubbo, with Danny Tink sharing auctioneering duties with Tom Pollard at his first stud sale duty.