STRONG prices were a feature at the recent Bindaree and Nundoone Border Leicester studs' combined annual ram sales.
With an overall offering of 110 rams, 100 per cent were sold to a top of $12,000. A stud high overall average of $3661 was achieved for Bindaree.
Six stud rams sold to the top of $12,000 and averaged $6583.
The top-priced stud ram, was the Dubbo NSW State Sheep show grand champion Border Leicester ram, Bindaree 200284, which sold for $12,000 to repeat buyers Jeff and Diane Sutton, Wattle Farm Border Leicester stud, Temora.
The twin-born ram was sired by Coolawang 150090 and weighed 120 kilograms with great carcase, width and bone. He had figures of 0.5 for birth weight, a yearling greasy fleece weight (YGFW) of 5.5 and a post weaning weight (PWWT) of 11.5.
Selling for $8500 was the second top-priced stud ram, Nundoone 200115, who also sold to Jeff and Diane Sutton of Wattle Farm stud.
Another twin-born ram, he was sired by Bindaree 144482; the previous junior champion ram winning ram from the 2015 Australian Sheep and Wool Show, and weighed 106kg. He was described as a moderate frame ram that displayed correctness and width.
He had figures including a 0.1 birth weight, a yearling greasy fleece weight of 6.6 and a post weaning weight of 6.7.
Flock rams were a highlight for this sale with the average of $3492 smashing the studs records by $2113 on last years' result.
The top-priced flock ram was a Nundoone flock ram which sold for $5200 to the Mallon family, Quambone, who were the volume buyer securing 12 rams to average $4225.
We were very pleased with the sale results and would like to thank all clients for their support.
Two further rams, Bindaree B200177 and Bindaree B200148, both sold at $5000, a jump of $2000 on last years top for a flock ram. Both rams were twins and carried a wool micron of 37.3 and 39.2.
Nundoone stud principal Rowena Munro was very happy with the sale.
"Due to demand, we have bred up numbers to have a higher number of rams on offer at next years on property sale," she said.
"We were very pleased with the sale results and would like to thank all clients for their support."
The sale was conducted by Milling Stuart, Dunedoo.
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