The 39th annual Monaro White Wool multi-vendor ram sale held at the Cooma Showgrounds on Tuesday attracted a great deal of interest for rams from the Boudjah, Snowy Plain, Snow Vale and Main Range studs.
About 60 buyers registered to bid on the quality lots on offer.
Landmark stud stock auctioneer Rick Power, Grenfell, said the sale always attracted a large crowd and allowed local buyers to purchase from either fine, fine/medium, and medium wool lines.
Snowy Plain Merinos and Snow Vale Poll Merinos
The sale topper was offered by Michael and Katrina Hedger, Snowey Plain Merinos.
Hitting $6500, Snowey Plain 075 sold to Gordon and Jenny Crowe, Round Plain Merino Stud, Berridale.
Sired by East Strathglen 15100, the ram had a 17.1 micron fleece, 3.5 standard deviation (SD), 20.5 per cent coefficient of variation (CV), 16.6 spinning fineness (SF) and a comfort factor (CF) of 99.6pc.
Ms Crowe said the ram was very stylish with more skin, quality wool and moderate size, which would improve their stock.
Michael and Katrina Hedger and family from Snowy Plain Merinos and Snow Vale Poll Merinos sold 35 rams of the 49 offered to average $2034.
They also sold the second top price ram that fetched $5200.
The Snow Vale Poll Merino 055 ram, by the East Mundalla 1549 sire, was bought by Simon Barr, Meadowview Merino Stud, Henty.
The ram had a micron of 18.2, SD of 3.3, CV of 18.1pc, SF of 17.3 and CF of 100pc.
Boudjah Merinos sold 70 of the 75 rams offered for a $2018 average.
The top price Boudjah ram was Boudjah 226 reaching $4400 to Pleasane View Pastoral Company, Binda.
The B-34 ram had a 16.9 micron, 3.1 (SD), 18.3 per cent coefficient of variation (CV), 16.1 spinning fineness (SF) and a comfort factor (CF) 99.6pc.
Main Range Merinos
Main Range sold 20 rams of the 22 offered for a $4400 top and $2200 average.
Shaun Walcott, Walcott Pastoral Company, Delegate, purchased the top price Main Range 784 ram, by the Cottage Park 2 sire, that weighed 90 kilograms and measured 17 in the micron, 2.7 SD, 15.9pc CV, 15.9 SF and 99.8pc CF.
Mr Walcott also purchased Main Range’s second top priced ram for $4200. The 755 ram, also a Cottage Park 2 son, weighed 88 kilograms.
The sale was conducted by Monaro Livestock and Property and Landmark with Will Dixon and Rick Power as auctioneers.