BUYERS from Queensland, NSW and Victoria secured all 146 stud rams at auction for an average of $2699 at the 36th annual Egelabra Merino stud sale, Warren, on Wednesday.
The eight specially selected rams averaged $6938 while the other 138 stud rams average $2453.
Returning each year for many decades was the Lowe family, Yoorooga, Yeoval, who paid the $18,000 top price for the lead specially selected ram selling as the first lot, for their Gerar Station, Nyngan.
Second top money at $9000 was paid by Andrew McGrath and family, Womboin Station, The Marra north og Girilambone, during his purchases of 17 rams averaging $2735.
Daughter stud, Gunyah, Cooma, operated by Robert Hain, paid the third top price of $7000 for another specially selected ram.