Calga Dohnes hit $3600 at Coonamble sale

Calga Dohnes hit $3600 at 15th Coonamble Production Sale

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Dohne rams top at $3600 and average $1456 for 59 sold.

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The $3600 Calga sale-topper with their blue Dollys Dream shirts alongside Lincoln McKlinlay, GTSM. Photo: Supplied

The $3600 Calga sale-topper with their blue Dollys Dream shirts alongside Lincoln McKlinlay, GTSM. Photo: Supplied

Calga Dohne stud's 15th annual Coonamble production sale recorded a pleasing result for the Pye family, with rams reaching a $3600 high on September 18.

With their blue Dolly's Dream team shirts out in full force, the Calga stud sold 59 rams of the 65 on offer, for a 91 per cent clearance and $1456 average.

Anthony and Rebecca Skinner of Macada Rural, Goorianawa Station, Baradine, purchased the sale-topper Calga 181026 for $3600. The Skinners were returning clients who had purchased the top-priced Dohne rams from the 2017 and 2016 Calga Coonamble Production Sales, for $4500 and $3800 respectively.

They went home with five rams in total.

The twin-born, April 2018-drop was sired by CA158917 and out of CA146930. He indexed at 150.8 with Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) of 4.2 for post weaning weight, 9.5 for yearling clean fleece weight and -0.9 for yearling fibre diameter.

Other major buyers included; Malcolm and Susie Webb, Miagunyah, Warrumbungle, Goonoo, Wellington, Bucknell Grazing, Inverell, and Balala Station, Balala.

Stud co-principal Margie Pye said it was great to catch up with old and new clients, along with friends and non-buying clients that came to show support.

"We could not have a sale without our faithful clients that continue their successful breeding programs in these dry conditions, and are able to do so due to the foraging and do-ability that the Dohnes are known for," she said.

Calga thanked their classing team of Jason Southwell, Alan Clarke and Bill Mildred who continue to improve Calga's genetic product and line up. The sale was conducted by Glasser Total Sales Management.

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