The annual on-property auction of 90 Merino and Poll Merino yearling rams on account Jono and Anna Merriman, Merrignee saw a clearance of 86 for average price $2284.
Top price at $5250 was paid for a son of Claypans Poll 323 and bought by longterm supporters of Merrignee genetics, Paul Simons, Euralie, Yass and his manager Malcolm Jones.
The ram's fleece had the following measurements - 17.5 micron, 2.7 S.D, 16.3 Spinning Fineness and 99.6 percent comfort factor.
Mr Simons thought the ram was an exciting addition to the genetic strength of the sire battery for his superfine flock near Yass.
"He has very good wool of the superfine type we produce," he said.
"The wool has a very good crimp of the traditional superfine type and the ram has a very soft skin with a good frame."
The sale was conducted by Elders, Boorowa with Steve Ridley and Aaron Seaman sharing the gavel.
- Full report next week.