THE largest crowd seen by the Pagan family's Cooinda Border Leicester stud at Gilgandra bore witness to their best sale result on Tuesday.
Changing from a Helmsman to an open auction and increasing the offering seemed to be beneficial.
They catalogued 70 rams including 62 $uperborder$, for a 100 per cent clearance with a top price of $2150 and an average of $1586.
The top priced ram was sired by Cooinda 18/37 and had figures for birth weight of 0.2, weaning weight of 6.0, post weaning eye muscle depth of 1.2.
He was purchased by repeat buyer Mark Ferguson of Utopia Pastoral, Tooraweenah, who also took home another four rams for a draft average of $1510.
First time stud buyer Phil Russell, Tenalba Border Leicesters, Canowindra purchased the first ram of the day for $2000.
Volume buyer was David Brennan, Dunedoo, who loved the shape of the rams and thought they were a terrific type.
Co-principal Cherie Pagan didn't expect the result they achieved.
"We had a lot of new buyers along with our return buyers which was great," she said.