Rene sells 165 terminal sires into five states

Rene sells 165 terminal sires into five states

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In the pen: Scott Mitchell, Rene studs, Culcairn with sale rams being auctioned by GTSM sale team James Brown and Michael Glasser. Photo: Scott Mitchell.

In the pen: Scott Mitchell, Rene studs, Culcairn with sale rams being auctioned by GTSM sale team James Brown and Michael Glasser. Photo: Scott Mitchell.

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'Mind blowing day' at Rene, Culcairn

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Rene stud, Culcairn comprises of three terminal breeds- Poll Dorset, White Suffolk and Charollais and studmaster Scott Mitchell had a 'mind blowing day' when he recorded a complete clearance of the 165 rams he had offered last Friday.

Top price for the sale was $4100 paid for a White Suffolk sire: while $2800 was the top price paid twice for a Poll Dorset and $3400 was the top price paid twice for a Charollais.

"The result was absolutely outstanding," Mr Mitchell said. "On the back of a very good season and with a strong prime lamb market, there is a lot of confidence in the industry."

Mr Mitchell was especially pleased with the response to the introduction of the Charollais, a French prime lamb breed.

"It was amazing," he said.

"We went out on a limb and saw the Charollais had a great place in the industry and we have confidence they will go a long way.

"To see the support and confidence in our genetic direction from existing and new clients was very pleasing."

In the Poll Dorset draft, top price of $2,800 (twice) was paid by B.W, B.R & A.J Terlich, Henty.

Volume buyer of Poll Dorsets was Stephen Thompson Dalveen, Qld who bought 12 Rams averaging $2,133.

In the Charollais draft, top price of $3,400 (twice) was paid by McNamara Farm Pty Ltd from WA: while volume buyer Roger Shore, Doon Culcairn selected ten rams averaging $1,950.

Brendan Ebsary, Kangaroo Island, SA paid $2,000 for his choice of the Charollais draft.

In the White Suffolk offering, top price of $4,100 was paid by Jacob Ryan, Echuca, Victoria: while the volume buyer was G.P Mazzocchi, Morven, NSW who took five rams home for $2,000 average price.

GTSM, Yackandandah settled the sale with Michael Glasser and James Brown taking the bids.

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