For their annual sale Alistair and Natasha Wells, One Oak Poll Merino stud, Jerilderie penned 110 rams for consideration by wool growers.
The average micron for all of the rams penned was 19.9, 3.3 SD, 16.7 CV and 99.1 percent comfort factor.
Mr Wells noted the wool was soft, white and heavy and the structure of the rams square, showing good constitution across the board.
Top price was $15,000 and there were 105 sold for average price of $2433.
The top priced ram was purchased by Geoff Longmire, Narrandera.
It was the first time Mr Longmire has purchased at One Oak Poll stud and he was advised by Michael Elmes, Smartstock, Narrandera.
Mr Longmire breeds his own replacement rams and selected the top priced ram for his outstanding conformation.
"I liked his whole structure, his barrel and depth," he said. "He has a great sirey head, with bold crimping wool which is soft."
Mr Longmire's new sire had the fleece measurements of 21.2m, 2.9 SD and 99.3 percent comfort factor.
Before the auction, a ram was sold privately for $30,000 and bought by Justin Boughen, Kamora/Netley Park Poll Merinos, Karoonda, SA.
Mr Boughen admired the big soft muzzle of the ram and the style of the long stapled fleece.
"We came to buy a ram with white and pure wool," he said. "Our ram has terrific lock structure and a very dense fleece."
The fleece measurements of 18.9m, 3.1 SD and 99.3 pc CF with a body weight of 119kg confirmed Mr Boughen's decision to buy the ram.
A second ram was also sold privately for $10,000 to Andrew and Karen Mosey, Andoma Poll Merinos, Mundulla, SA.
Sales of high priced rams included Stavely Park Merinos, Stavely, Victoria who bought one for $8500: Illawarra Merino stud, Milbrulong who took one home for $7000 and Carrabungla Pastoral Co, Laggan who paid $8500 for their selection of the offering.
Eulo Pastoral Co, Harden added to their sire strength with a $6500 purchase, and Andrew Arbuckle, St Arnaud, Vic paid $5500 for his choice of the offering, as did R.F and F.T Gavel, Condobolin.
Further excellent sales included one at $5500 and one at $3500 bought by V.H.S Ag, Humula: one at $6000 purchased by Narada Grazing Co, Tambo, Queensland included in their draft of six rams for $2542 average price.
Volume buyers included A.M and C.E Browning, Jerilderie who selected six new sires to top of $5000 and average price $3875: A.D Carruthers and Sons, Tullibigeal bought six rams to $3000 (twice) for average of $2125.
Mr Wells said he was very pleased with the amount of stud interest in the rams and the support received on the day from new and existing clients and those who bought on AuctionPlus.
"Despite the high prices in the early lots, long term clients were still able to purchase rams at an affordable and competitive price," he said.
The sale was settled by Nutrien Ag Solutions, Finley with Peter Godbolt (Nutrien) and Nick Gray (Elders) taking the bids.
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