It was a very pleasing result for the Kember family who had a 100 per cent clearance at their 17th annual Gleneith Border Leicester sale at Ganmain on Friday.
Originally the Kember family catalogued 120 rams for auction however due to high demand from clients they offered a further 16 rams will all 136 cleared to an overall average of $2959.
A group of 20 specially selected rams were offered at the start of the auction and sold to a top of $9000 and averaged $3830.
The Kember family have had a long commitment to breeding Border Leicester sheep stretching five generations right back to 1922.
The top price ram of $9000 was paid by Rod Frohling, Hovell Stud, Burrumbuttock, for a stud sire with measurements of $uperborder$ Index of 137.4, 1.6 for maternal weaning weight, 7.9 weaning weight and 11.5 for post weaning weight
The ram was sired by Gleneith 358-17 and Gleneith stud will retain semen for in stud use.
Second top price ram, Gleneith 53, was purchased by return buyers Deepdene Pastoral, Kyemba Station, Wagga Wagga.
The ram showed all the highlights in the catalogue for milk-weight of 2.2, weaning weight of 8.1, post-weaning weight of 12.3 and 13.3 for yearling greasy fleece weight.
Among the volume buyers TMEG Family Trust, Junee purchased a total of 25 rams, three of these were specially selected rams to average $2904.
Talooby Trust, Holbrook purchased 13 rams to average $3285 white Ruby Park Pastoral Company secured 11 rams to average $2691.
The sale was settled by Elders Narrandera with Joe Wilks as auctioneer.
Read the full report in The Land next week.