Bungulla clear 104 rams

Bungulla Merino sale averages $1701 at Manilla


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Bungulla Merinos principal Pete Capel with Elders New England Stud Stock agent John Newsome, buyer Brian Brazier, Wombang, Euchareena, and auctioneer Paul Dooley with one of Mr Brazier's top price purchases.

Bungulla Merinos principal Pete Capel with Elders New England Stud Stock agent John Newsome, buyer Brian Brazier, Wombang, Euchareena, and auctioneer Paul Dooley with one of Mr Brazier's top price purchases.

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All but four rams sold at auction for a very strong average.

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STRONG support from loyal clients, some stretching 35 years, helped the Capel family, Bungulla Merinos, Calool, Manilla, clear all but four of their rams for a $1701 average at their annual ram sale on Friday.

Selling 104 Merino rams, the sale topped at $4500 three times.

Elders New England Stud Stock agent John Newsome with Bungulla Merinos principal Pete Capel, buyers Frank and Will Gaden, Lockerbie, Dunedoo, and auctioneer Paul Dooley with their top price purchase of $4500.

Elders New England Stud Stock agent John Newsome with Bungulla Merinos principal Pete Capel, buyers Frank and Will Gaden, Lockerbie, Dunedoo, and auctioneer Paul Dooley with their top price purchase of $4500.

Brian Brazier, Wombang, Euchareena, who has purchased Bungulla genetics for 35 years, opened his wallet up early. He paid the top money for the first lot of the day in a 20.6 micron ram by the D/S sire.

He purchased another D/S son two lots later for the same money, this time with a 19.2 micron fleece and 99.7 per cent comfort factor.

A buyer inspects the fleece of a Bungulla ram.

A buyer inspects the fleece of a Bungulla ram.

The Lockerbie Partnership, Lockerbie, Dunedoo, were the third top price buyers, taking home an AR son with a 21.3 micron fleece and 99.1 per cent comfort factor.

The entire draft of May shorn Bungulla rams had an average fleece of 20.6 micron, comfort factor of 99.3 per cent and co-efficient of variation of 15.6.

Bungulla offered 108 rams at their annual sale.

Bungulla offered 108 rams at their annual sale.

The sale was conducted by Elders with Paul Dooley, Tamworth, as auctioneer. 

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