RECORDS in recent history were rewritten in the Merino stud industry at Yeoval on Monday when the most rams sold at auction to the largest gross.
It took less than three hours to clear 400 stud Merino rams in a record-making one-day Merino ram sale at Kerin Poll stud’s ninth annual on-property sale grossing a record $1,210,000 and a $3025 average.
And the largest crowd including 81 registered buyers never stopped bidding to the last ram with guest auctioneers Paul Dooley, Tamworth, and Nick Fogarty, Bowyer and Livermore, Bathurst, never missing a beat throughout their selling and taking under three hours to effect a total auction clearance.
The sale result demonstrated the interest shown in the Kerin Poll program with buyers chasing carcase, wool and growth, traits that are firing in markets at present, according to Landmark Merino Sheep Specialist, Brad Wilson, Dubbo.
“Merino lambs are performing well in the prime markets in recent years and even during this long dry and drought period,” Mr Wilson said.
“This is a tremendous result for the Kerin family ,” Mr Wilson said.
In total 61 buyers bought from one to 40 rams each with 370 rams going to 53 new homes in NSW, 15 rams to four Victorian flocks and 10 rams to three in Tasmania while AuctionsPlus bought five rams.