POLL Dorset ram average jumped by $500 at the 2020 Dubbo Poll ram sale, Dubbo showground last Tuesday.
Two studs combined their offerings to attract a good crowd of registered bidders including 12 buyers who paid an average of $1634 for 58 rams, more than $500 up on last year when 35 rams averaged $1134.
The Henry family, Kanoona Park stud, Curban, offered and sold 13 stud rams selling to $3100 and averaging $2064 and increase in the average price of $447 on last year.
Offering and selling 45 rams was the Ashburnia stud of Ken and Norma Williams and family, Four Mile Creek, who gained an average of $1513 for the draft, a jump of $630 on their 2019 average.
Co-auctioneer, Danny Tink, Peter Milling and Company, said both vendors were extremely happy with their results.
"There were more buyers registered this year and I'm sure if we had more rams catalogued, they would have sold too," he said. "Both stud have very loyal supporters of this sale who return each year for rams and went home happy with their purchases, however, paying considerably more than the past couple of years."
Returning buyers Kim and Dustin Rawlinson, of Horne and Company, Old Castle, Leadville, purchased the $3100 Kanoona Park sire among five rams from the Henry family which averaged $2420.
Mr Rawlinson said the Kanoona Park rams bred lambs of good length and the suckers always made good money when they were finished.
Another returning old client, Rob Matthews who bought a ram for his son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Stacey Matthews, Vale View, Blayney, paid the Ashburnia stud's equal top price of $2000. He was again accompanied by Robert Newton of Ray White Emms Mooney, Blayney.
Shirley Angophora Pty Ltd, Wellington, secured 16 rams while paying a $1619 average and the equal top-priced Ashburnia ram at $2000.
Andrew Trengove, Greenhills, Dunedoo, was another returning buyer of Kanoona Park rams and this year selected two rams for the family's prime lamb production enterprise, one at $2000 and the other at $1800.
The rams will be joined to first-cross ewes normally running in two joinings to lamb in April/May and October with lambs selling as either suckers or at heavy export weights depending on seasons.
Phillip Tink and family, Glenalbie, Dubbo, secured 11 rams while paying to $1800 twice and a $1700 average.
The Spradbrow family, Eulalie, Walmer, bought three Ashburnia rams this year for a $1667 average topping at $1500. These rams will be joined to Merino ewes and lambs produced will sell either over the hooks or at Dubbo saleyards.
Brad and Emma Tink, Keyho, Dubbo, secured two Ashburnia rams at $1500 and $1200 each, while Merowan Pastoral Company, Glenrowan, Coonamble, bought two Kanoona Park rams at $1800 and $1700.
The Pengilly family's Glenleigh Pastoral, Bonnie-Dell, Eugowra, returned to secure six rams paying to $2000 for one of two Kanoona Park rams and up to $1900 for one of four Ashburnia rams. The draft averaged $1717.
Merri Merri Pastoral, Warren, purchased six rams for a $1333 average with top money at $1600.
The sale was conducted by Peter Milling and Company, Dubbo, with Danny Tink and Tom Pollard sharing auctioneering duties.