RAMS sold to Western Australia, Victoria and a wide area of NSW selling up to $12,000 at the Rubie family’s Lachlan Merino’s 13th annual on-property sale at Forbes on Wednesday.
A total of 136 stud rams of 140 sold at auction to $12,000 and another at $10,500 to average $3294.
Stud principal Glen and Margot Rubie were ecstatic with the result and the sale’s such successful result.
Robert Green of Green Partnership, Forbes, paid top money through his Woodstock-based classer, Alison Rutledge, for a Poll Merino 117 kilogram August/September 2017 drop son of Lachlan 02 growing 18.9 micron wool.
Western Australian sheep breeders running 18,000 Merino ewes in a closed flock at Boree Park, Dinninup, D.F.D. Rhodes, paid $10,500 second top for another son of 02 weighing 117kg and growing 18.6 micron wool.
The Boree Park flock has a small nucleus flock to breed its own rams. Hogget ewes grow an average 18 micron while adults 20 micron in the business’s 800 bale wool clip annually.
Sid Dickins, Audretlea, Booligal, paid the top money of $7000 for a (horned) Merino ram for his flock of 7500 ewes of 19 to 19.5 micron and 8kg-plus average fleece cuts.
Long-time client Mark Jones and family, Booroola, Condobolin, returned and purchased 20 rams with 18 studs averaging $4208.
The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders, Dubbo, with John Settree, Landmark, and Paul Jameson, Elders, sharing auctioneering duties.