Aloeburn Poll Merino rams average $1426

Aloeburn's 3rd On-Property sale reaches $2400

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The top priced ram with Michael Glasser, GTSM, Ricky Connor, Lucknow who purchased the ram on behalf of Dean Fredericksen, Orange and stud principals Andrew and Jodie Green, Aloeburn Poll Merinos, Boree Creek.

The top priced ram with Michael Glasser, GTSM, Ricky Connor, Lucknow who purchased the ram on behalf of Dean Fredericksen, Orange and stud principals Andrew and Jodie Green, Aloeburn Poll Merinos, Boree Creek.

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Dual-Purpose Poll Merinos attract buyers from Victoria and Central West.

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At their third annual on-property sale, Aloeburn Poll Merinos sold 40 rams of 60 offered on the Helmsman board for an average of $1426 and top of $2400.

The stud also sold three pens of 100 Poll Merino ewes which went for a top of $290 a head and an average of $283.33.

The top-priced ram was sold to Dean Fredericksen of Dalwhinnie Angus stud, Orange for the commercial sheep side of their business.

A repeat client, Mr Fredericksen said they had run dual-purpose SRS Poll Merinos for the last couple of years using Aloeburn rams.

"We've been cutting really good quality wool from the sheep, we shear them every six months and have had no problem fattening and finishing the wether lambs," Mr Fredericksen said.

"When selecting rams we were looking at the dual purpose index, the combination of yearling weight and clean fleece weight and trying to stay around those 19 to 20 microns."

Stud principal, Andrew Green said the top-priced ram was sired by Glenwood 160263.

"He's a beautiful young sire that has great wool with the carcase to match for producing early-maturing wether lambs," Mr Green said.

The ram had a fibre diameter of 19.1, standard deviation of 3.2, coefficient of variation of 16.7 and dual purpose index of 151.7.

The ram's yearling weight was 8.5 and his yearling fleece weight came in at 9.0.

The volume buyer of the day was Butch Lane of Lockhart who left the sale with ten rams.

Mr Lane said Aloeburn rams always produced good progeny for him.

"I'm able to get the wether lamb portion off for a good price at the Wagga saleyards and the ewe portion I keep and breed from myself," Mr Lane said.

"They produce wool of a good quality and quantity and fit in with how my farm works."

Michael Glasser sells three lots of 100 ewes to a top price of $290 a head and average of 283.33.

Michael Glasser sells three lots of 100 ewes to a top price of $290 a head and average of 283.33.

Mr Green said they were extremely happy with the results from the ewe lots that were sold and they would continue to sell ewes at their on-farm sale.

"The ewe component is the most important part of our business, having those lots to demonstrate the productivity of our sheep is really crucial," Mr Green said.

Buyers were from the local area, Victoria and Central West NSW.

The auction was conducted by GTSM with Michael Glasser taking the bids.

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