POLL Dorset rams sold to a $2000 top during the 36th annual Bo-Bar Poll Dorset ram sale held at Barwood, Braidwood, on December 6.
A total of 76 rams were sold of the 99 offered for a 77 per cent clearance and $862 average.
Hitting the top price of $2000 was Laggan-local Neil and Jenny Cummins’ purchase Bo-Bar 215.
Sired by the Tattykeel 1292-12 ram, the sale-topper tipped the scales at 111 kilograms with scans of 29.14 centimetres squared in the eye muscle area (EMA) and six millimetres of fat.
Repeat buyers for over 30 years now, the Cummins family from Mona Vale, Laggan, took home a total of four rams for a $1450 average.
Bo-Bar 1 was the second top-priced ram sold to B. and EJ. Jackson and M. and L. Roberts, Glenrock, Braidwood, for $1600.
Weighing 110kg, it was also sired by Tattykeel 1292-12 and measured 30.46 sq cm in the EMA and 7mm of fat
This was one of two rams selected by the second top-priced buyers who also secured Bo-Bar 236 for $1200, to average $1400 across the two lots.
Major buyer, James RG. Bell, Wandara, Breadalbane, put together a draft of 13 head for an $846 average.
Other volume buyers included CR. Bell, Wandara, Breadalbane, who bought 8 head for a $725 average, RJ. Flint, Carinya, Muttama, secured 7 and averaged $914, and WE. Ingold, Kingston, Cootamundra, also purchased 7 for a $743 average.
Jamie Ramm, Bo-Bar Poll Dorsets, said the rams mostly sold to repeat buyers.
“We are happy with the results considering the current conditions with the widespread drought and the reduction of ewe numbers in the district,” Mr Ramm said.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Landmark with Steve Ridley (Elders) taking bids as the auctioneer.