POLL Dorset rams reached a $3200 top and a complete clearance for the Scott family from Valley Vista during their 15th annual sale held at Coolac last Friday.
All 147 lots were sold to record a $1231 sale average.
Regular buyer Jim Graham from Eulonga Pastoral Company, Coolac, secured the $3200 sale-topper from the Valley Vista stud.
The Valley Vista 94 twin ram was sired by Kurralea 521-14.
At 17 months it had an eye muscle area of 36.59sq cm, a fat scan of seven millimeters, weaning weight of 8.8 and post weaning weight of 12.9.
His new owner, Jim Graham, said the ram was his pick of the first 10 autumn drop rams in the catalogue.
“He stood nicely and was not too leggy,” he said.
“We have been buying from Valley Vista for four years as they suit our operation perfectly.
“Our flock rams are joined with merino ewes to produce fat lambs with the bonus of wool.”
Mr Graham also purchased a second ram for $2200.
Second top money was paid by HR Goldsworthy and Co, Junee, for the September drop son of Valley Vista 22-15 who had an eye muscle area of 28.81sq cm and a fat scan of five millimeters.
The Goldsworthy family also purchased two more rams to average $2167.
Moonbi Pastoral, Murringo, paid third top money of $2400 on two occasions along with a further three rams for their requirements. In total their selections averaged $2060.
The largest volume buyer on the day was DJ Graham Trust, Coolac, who put together a draft of 25 rams paying to a $1700 top and an average of $1204.
Staying local, TA Field Estates, Jugiong, secured 12 rams to average $900.
AM and D Crowe, Coolac, purchased 11 rams to fill their requirements and averaged $1055.
Interstate buyers C and P Richies, Colac, Victoria, purchased 10 rams paying a top of $1700 to average $1470.
Maclure Family Trust, Tarcutta, purchased seven rams paying a top of $1800 and averaging $1629.
Also purchasing seven rams Coolac Pastoral Company, Coolac, paid to a top of $1500 and averaged $1214.
Stud co-principal Andrew Scott said he was very pleased with line up of rams and the complete clearance.
The sale was conducted by Landmark with Tim Woodham and Hamish McGeoch sharing the auctioning duties during the sale.