The 18th annual Adina Merino and Poll Merino ram sale was held at Overdale at Cooma, on Tuesday.
The Barron family sold 35 of the 40 rams offered for a top of $2500 and a $1420 average.
Woodend Pastoral Company, Cooma, purchased the sale topper, the May drop called BK112, who tipped the scales at 113kg with a 2.9 standard deviation (SD), a 14.3 per cent coefficient of variation (CV) and a 99.6pc comfort factor (CF).
Tim Ferguson, Woodend Pastoral Company, Cooma, said they were focused on wool factor with their purchased and their sale topper was overall a stylish ram with bulk wool.
Mr Ferguson also purchased another two rams to fulfill their requirements to average $1833. Second top ram was purchased for $2200 by M.A. & M.A. Platts, Bombala, who also took home a further two rams for an overall average of $1983.
Leading the volume buyers was Peter Luton, Shannons Flat, Cooma, who secured six rams paying a top of $1500 to average $1183.
Mr Luton said they had been buying Adina genetics for over 10 years and were happy with the style and the philosophy of the Barron family’s breeding.
Volume buying continued with Dungaree Pastoral Company, Dungaree, Bombala, purchasing four rams to average $1738.
Also purchasing four rams was GJ and CE Hillyer, Bombala, which averaged $1525.
The sale was settled by Elders Cooma, with Rick Power, Landmark, tallying the bids.