For their 2019 Riverina ram sale, held at Rosevale, Hay the Cooma-based Litchfield family sold 108 Merino and Poll Merino rams to average $2599.
Top price at $6500 was paid twice.
Sheep breeding consultant Craig Wilson, Wagga Wagga purchased a son of Centre Plus 907538 for his client Mick and Jane Corkhill, Grassy Creek Merinos, Reids Flat.
Mr Wilson said the impeccably bred ram was fundamentally outstanding for his great Australian Sheep Breeding Value figures and terrific structure.
"He is in the top one percent for fibre diameter and clean fleece weight," Mr Wilson said.
"He has terrific skin and lustre in his fleece."
Mr Wilson noted the ram,with an incredible pedigree as one of last sons of CP907538 available will breed on because of the high accuracy of the available data.
The Maclure Family Trust, Tarcutta made their presence felt with the purchase of three rams including the equal top price at $6500.
Stud principal Jim Litchfield was very happy with the result.
"The wool industry is strong, the sheep industry is even stronger," he said.
"There is a lot of confidence in the future and for those who have been able to maintain their flocks, they are now being rewarded."
The sale was settled by Landmark, Hay with guest auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth taking the bids.
- Full report next week