AMONG the 188 rams sold at auction at the 35th annual Haddon Rig Merino stud sale, Warren, on Thursday, a Poll Merino ram topped the sale for the first time.
A poll son of Moorundie NE 073 sold at $14,000 to Charlie and Harry Pye, Gingie Pastoral, Walgett.
53 Poll Merino rams averaged $2887 while 135 Merino rams sold to $11,000 and averaged $2148.
Ted O’Brien and Mal and Jenny Smith, Cloonabricka, Gulargambone, paid the $11,000 top money for the second ram sold in the catalogue, a son of HR 130136 with a pedigree going back to Charinga 13 (Pearler).
The sale was conducted y Elders and Landmark with John Settree (Landmark) and Paul Jameson (Elders) sharing the auctioneering duties.