A MARQUEE full of keen bidders looking to buy dual purpose, nourished, soft, bright white, well built rams were a highlight of the 15th annual on-property ram sale of the Rubie family's Lachlan Merinos stud based at Forbes.
One hundred and forty rams were offered for a 100 percent clearance with a total sale average of $4077.
In the breakdown, 116 Poll Merinos sold to $11500 to an average of $4088 and 24 Merino rams sold to $7,000 and averaged at $4021.
The first twenty rams sold averaged at $5868.
The top priced ram, sixteen-month-old polled son of the 2018 Dubbo champion March shorn ram, Willandra 18, Lachlan 190007 who carries a 19.7 micron fleece, Coefficient of variation (CV) of 15.2 percent and a comfort factor of 99.6 percent. His eye muscle depth (EMD) was 42.5 millimeters and fat depth of 6.0 millimeters.
He was purchased by return buyers Gerald, Claudette and Lachlan Woodhouse from Myack Merinos,Tarcutta.
Two rams reached the second top price of $9000 and went to Glenburn farms, Tungamburn, Victoria and Morgan and Vickery, Hollbrook.
Volume buyers included, the Ellis family, Panuaka with 22, the Jones family from Condobolin with 16 and Flick Estates, Cumnock also with a draft of 16.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien and Elders with John Settree, Nutrien and Paul Jameson, Elders sharing the rostrum duties.
Please see next weeks The Land for the full report.