For their 2020 annual spring sale, Colin and Amanda McCrabb, Avenel Merino stud, Wanganella sold 114 from 119 stud and specially selected rams for public auction.
This year 56 of those rams were Poll Merinos, a reflection on the trend within the Merino industry.
Of the 114 rams sold to top of $6,500 while the average price paid was $2212.
Sale results - Poll Merinos - 65 from 70 sold for $6500 top and average $2300.
Sale results - Merinos - 49 sold for $5000 top and average $2097.
Single penned rams - 93/96 sold to top $6500 and average 2382.
Pens of three - 21/23 sold to top $2000 and average $1464.
Top priced ram at $6,500 was bought by long term clients, Graham and Debbie Mott, Yerong Creek.
The May/June 2019 drop son of Glenville T88.18, weighed 105kg, with fleece measurements of 22.0m, 3.3 SD, 99.1 percent CF when tested at 14 months.
Top price in the Merino draft was $5000, also bought by Graham and Debbie Mott, Yerong Creek.
The ram weighed 103kg, with fleece measurements of 19.5m, 3.2 SD and 99.1 pc CF.
Stud principal Colin McCrabb was very pleased with the result, especially with new clients operating during the sale, which was important.
"We were very well supported by loyal clients and it was a really strong sale," he said.
The sale was settled by Nutrien Ag Solutions, Deniliquin while auctioneer Peter Godbolt took the bids.
Full report next week.
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