THE Mudgee Merino ram show and sale was held at Mudgee showgrounds on Sunday and Monday with the Merryville stud again taking top auction honours.
It was their replacement ram who sold for a sale top of $5500 to the Collins family from Gipsland, Victoria.
Merryville sold a further three rams for a total draft average of $1333.
Overall, 22 of the 45 rams were sold for an average of $1904.
In the show ring, Harden based stud, Demondrille, backed up their Armidale Merino Show and Sale success by taking out the super fine class, pen of three sale rams and supreme exhibit.
Stud co-principal Andrew Davis said the winner was a complete sheep with no faults.
They sold three of their five rams for an average of $1700 with the supreme ram topping their draft at $3500.
Volume purchaser and the new owner of the supreme ram were local return buyers the Loneragan family.
They purchased five rams in total for a draft average of $2600.
“We buy here every year from these studs,” Mr Loneragan said.
The Honeysett family from Trynow Merinos, Wellington, sold five of their seven rams to average $930.
First time sellers at the event were Michael and Roanne Hoadley, New Plains, Blayney.
“We think this has been a good show with great people and a great line up of sheep,” Mr Hoadley said.
The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders with Rick Power and Andy McGeogh controlling the bids.