THE eighth annual Lynwood Border Leicester ram sale was held recently at the Parkes family property at Wellington.
Of the 40 rams on offer, 18 cleared to a top of $1400 three times to average $974.
Purchasing two of the top priced rams and a total draft of 10 for an average of $1035, volume buyer Sam Mason, Spicers Run, Spicers Creek, liked the even line of rams.
“I like the genetics,” he said.
“The rams have been performing well over the years.
“We have been buying from this stud for the past three years.
“Being a tough year I wasn’t going for the biggest rams but I was targeting a good wool, good standability and confirmation.”
Also taking home a top priced ram in his draft of four averaging $950 was return buyer of eight years, Wayne Leigh, Geurie.
He runs about 7000 ewes over a number of properties.
“They were good even, nice wooled sheep,” he said.
“They are great value for money and are a nice even draft of rams.
“They will go back to Geurie to start and then when it rains they will go out to Tilpa.”
Lynwood co-principal Gina Parkes was delighted with the results.
“It has been a great day and given the difficult season, we are pleased with the clearance and sale result on the day,” she said.
“The remaining flock rams from sale day are available for private sale.”
The sale was conducted by Peter Milling and Company with Danny Tink and Tom Pollard sharing the rostrum with auctioneer duties.