Armdale and Armdale Park makes $1500, four times

Armdale and Armdale Park's $1500 top price on four occasions


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Garry Armstrong (centre) and The Riverina Anglican College students, Jacob Kerrisk and Monique McKinley, with two of the ten ewes the school purchased last Friday.

Garry Armstrong (centre) and The Riverina Anglican College students, Jacob Kerrisk and Monique McKinley, with two of the ten ewes the school purchased last Friday.

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Poll Dorset rams top at $1500 four times, while mated ewes hit an $850 high during the Armdale and Armdale Park sale last Friday.

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FOUR ram lots hit the top price of $1500, while mated ewes topped at $850 during the Armdale and Armdale Park Poll Dorset studs’ mated ewe and ram sale held on-property at Marrar last Friday. 

The Armstrong family sold 90 mated ewes of the 110 they offered for a 82 per cent clearance and $465 average. Thirty-four rams sold of the 62 they offered cleared 55pc and averaged $1070. 

Gundagai local Brad Bourne outlaid $850 for the top-priced Armdale 2017-drop ewe, Armdale 647-17.

The twin-born mated ewe was sired by Armdale Park 13-15 from the Armdale 47-15 ewe, and sold joined to Springwaters 47-16. 

The second top price of $700 was hit on three occasions in the ewe section, with the Wilkinson family from Bright Side Poll Dorsets, Purnim, Victoria, securing lot 72 for $700 along with 11 other ewes from the sale draft. 

The Riverian Anglican College, Wagga Wagga, also selected two ewes for the $700, including Armdale Park 498-17 mated to the Armdale 520-16 sire, and the lot 68. In total the students took home 10 ewes. 

The largest volume buyers of ewes were the Cooper family from Ashcharmoo Poll Dorsets, Marulan, who put together a draft of 18 ewes. 

Other major ewe purchasers were Kinsale Poll Dorsets, Orange, bought 12, while Sturgiss Pastoral Company, Koorawatha, purchased 10. 

Four rams hit the top price of $1500, including two that were snapped up by Valerie Maroney from Young. Ms Maroney secured AP286-17 and A253-17.

Peter Brain, Grong Grong, bought a pen of two Armdale flock rams for $1500 each.

Also hitting the sale-topping price was Goulburn-based Milson Family Partnership’s selection AP133-17. They also secured two second top-priced rams at $1400 each, and put together a total of 10 rams to add to their flock. 

Another ram was purchased for $1400 by Mick Quinn, Ganmain, who was a volume buyer taking home seven rams. 

Kinvarra Pastoral Co, The Rock, rounded-up the major buyers securing eight rams. 

The sale was conducted by Landmark, with agents Steve Ridley, Elders Goulburn, and Peter Cabot, Landmark Wagga Wagga, sharing the auctioneering duties. 

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