IN LEAN times when maximising any profit that can be had is on all producers' mind, Ridgehaven Poll Dorset rams were sought by repeat buyers who have had an eye on figures that improve with each new drop of lambs.
The upward curve of those figures has not gone unnoticed.
"I reckon they're really nailing it down," said Lloyd Baker, Redmore, Four Mile Creek, "the quality is getting better and better, you just have to look at the figures".
Mr Baker, and son Chris, went into the sale looking for six good rams went home with eight.
"It happens every year," said Lloyd.
Top-priced and repeat buyer was Terrel Park Stud, Rockley, near Bathurst.
A delighted Terrel Park principal Lorraine Lane said "we came for one ram and we got it".
"We're after Ridgehaven and Tattykeel blood," she said.
One of the Ridgehaven principals, Isabele Roberts, who was this week elected Australian Poll Dorset Association president, said in the past five or six years, she felt the stud as a whole had made really good decisions.
She said she thought Thursday's offering was the best drop produced yet, from a stud that had its beginnings in East Gippsland, near Bairnsdale, Victoria, in 1963.
The sale was conducted by McCarron Cullinane Churdleigh and Kevin Miller, Whitty, Lennon & Co.