Towalba Merino rams average $1792

Towalba Merino's average $1792

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Ian Shaw, Whitefields Pastoral Company, Galong, purchased these four rams for a $4125 average including left the $8000 sale-topper. Pictured is auctioneer Paul Jameson, Elders, Dubbo, with Towalba stud's Warick Kopp, Kayla Kopp, Scott Chandler and Cameron Kopp. Mr Shaw was awarded the Beachport trophy.

Ian Shaw, Whitefields Pastoral Company, Galong, purchased these four rams for a $4125 average including left the $8000 sale-topper. Pictured is auctioneer Paul Jameson, Elders, Dubbo, with Towalba stud's Warick Kopp, Kayla Kopp, Scott Chandler and Cameron Kopp. Mr Shaw was awarded the Beachport trophy.

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Returning clients paid up to $8000 and a $1792 average for 72 rams at the 40th annual Towalba Merino stud sale on Friday.

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RETURNING clients swooped up the majority of the Towalba Merino stud's offering on Friday, when 72 of 80 rams sold to a top of $8000 and averaged $1792.

This was the 40th annual on-property ram sale of the Kopp family at Towalba, Peak Hill, a milestone achievement for the family.

Buying over the phone through Elders wool agent Kevin Webber, established client of 16 years, Ian Shaw, Whitefields Pastoral Company, Galong, bought four rams ( three Merino and one Poll Merino) for a $4125 average including the sale-topper at $8000.

The sale top-price ram was a 21.5 micron autumn 2019 drop March shorn by a sire from the Towalba Orange family while the poll ram at $4500 was growing 21.4 micron wool and sired by Towalba Thumper.

Wayne Rosser and Sue Connolly, Strathalbyn, Peak Hill, paid $5000 second top price among their five purchases averaging $2200. This ram, a poll, was also an autumn '09 drop march shorn and sired by the Malcolm family of Boonoke blood.

Chris Lott, Gooandra Pastoral Company, Gloucester, secured three rams for a $3417 and a top at $4000.

Eight rams were bought by another returning client, David and Hannah Russ, Pigeanbah, Warren, whose draft topped at $2000 and averaged $1500.

Robert Allen of Eurarra Pastoral Company, Brewarrina, bought seven rams paying to $2000 and a $1321 average.

The sale was conducted by Elders Stud Stock, Dubbo, with Paul Jameson the auctioneer.

  • Full report in The Land September 24 edition.
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