Almondvale Poll sells twice to $3200 top

Almondvale Poll sells twice to $3200 top


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Top price Poll and White Suffolk ram pictured with top priced poll ram purchasers Graham and Angela Sweeny and the Routley family, Peter, Marita, Ruby, Paul, Dallas, Lachlan and Grace

Top price Poll and White Suffolk ram pictured with top priced poll ram purchasers Graham and Angela Sweeny and the Routley family, Peter, Marita, Ruby, Paul, Dallas, Lachlan and Grace

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Almondvale Poll and White Suffolk Sale overall average $1367

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The Routley families, Almondvale Poll And White Suffolk sheep studs at Urana conducted it's 32nd Poll sale Friday in style, with a large crowd attending with keen bidding pushing a Poll ram to top the sale at $3200.

Bidding was strong throughout the Poll sale, with buyers commenting on the stylish wool that was wearing extremely well.

The White Suffolk were in hot demand, with new and return clients pushing the progeny from the new sires to a top of $1800, all 80 rams sold under the hammer for an average of $1115 .

Six more White Suffolk rams sold privately after the sale that were not cataloged.

The stud offered 60 Poll rams with 55 selling under the hammer for an average of $1735 and a clearance of 92 percent.

Top price Poll ram pictured with top price buyers Graham and Angela Sweeny and vendors Peter and Marita Routley.

Top price Poll ram pictured with top price buyers Graham and Angela Sweeny and vendors Peter and Marita Routley.

The top price Poll ram was purchased by return clients Graham and Angela Sweeny from Bimbi.

Mr Sweeny breeds a self replacing bond flock and has found the Almondvale Poll rams have increased his cut and reduced the wool micron.

His top choice measured 19.8 microns with a body weight of 101 kilograms with 103 percent wool cut.

"We have been purchasing Almondvale genetics for over 30 years for the outstanding wool staple and length, " he said.

Mr Sweeny purchased a further seven Poll and two White Suffolk to complete his draft.

Matched but not beaten was another Poll ram purchased by Pine Rural of Lockhart.

The young sire measured 18.9 microns and 103 for greasy wool percentage.

Other significant Poll buyers included Wilson Farming, Tocumwal who put together seven new sires for an average of $1200.

While R Mont, Corowa paid an average of $2060 for their draft of five Poll rams.

Top price White Suffolk ram pictured with Ruby, Paul, Dallas, Lachlan and Grace Routley

Top price White Suffolk ram pictured with Ruby, Paul, Dallas, Lachlan and Grace Routley

Topping the White Suffolk was Kevin Irons, Sandigo who paid $1800.

He weighed 104 kilograms and had an eye muscle area of 29.49 millimeters.

Australian Food & Agriculture from Deniliquin purchased 15 White Suffolk rams to average $1000.

Speaking after the sale joint stud principal Paul Routley was proud of the new sire Baringa Colt 18W218, who he believes will improve the genetics.

"We have spent a lot of money and time on continually improving our genetics and our sheep, and it is certainly paying off, with results and comments which we have received," he said.

Almondvale White Suffolk ram line up ready for the sale to start.

Almondvale White Suffolk ram line up ready for the sale to start.

The sale was settled by Landmark with Peter Cabot and Peter Godbolt tallying the bids.

Read the full report in next weeks edition of The Land.

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