New support and repeat buyers helped to push the Yasloc Poll Dorset stud average clearance to 79 per cent near Glen Innes on Friday.
The Say family, offered 121 rams in total with 95 rams selling for an average of $679.60 up on the 2019 sale average of $614 and a top of $1000 twice.
Of the rams on offer, 78 of 100 two tooth rams averaged $697 to a top of $1000 twice and 17 of 21 ram lambs averaged $662 with a top of $750.
Two rams offered early in the sale secured the $1000 top price, both rams were some of the heaviest of the catalogue at 95 and 94 kilograms.
Both rams were purchased by agent Nathan Purvis on behalf of Grant Ryan of Westbrook, Guyra, who has been purchasing Yasloc rams for many years.
Bulk purchaser of the day was loyal buyer Ivil and John Reid of Hazlegreen, Guyra, who purchased 14 ram lambs for their commercial flock.
The Reid family has been purchasing Yasloc rams exclusively for the past two and a half decades and prefer to buy the ram lambs for their longevity. They pay a close attention to the feet of their rams, as they have found this to be a weak spot in the New England region.
The sale was conducted by Colin Say and Co with Shad Bailey as auctioneer.
Read the full report in next weeks edition of The Land.