Ashcharmoo's first on-property sale hits $1400 top

Ashcharmoo Poll Dorsets average $960 in first on-property sale

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The equal top-priced ram with purchaser Stewart Keith, Taralga, Nutrien's Matt Joseph and Ashcharmoo's Narlisa, Ashley, Justin and Charlotte Cooper. Photo: Supplied

The equal top-priced ram with purchaser Stewart Keith, Taralga, Nutrien's Matt Joseph and Ashcharmoo's Narlisa, Ashley, Justin and Charlotte Cooper. Photo: Supplied

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Show sires attract top money at Marulan stud's sale.

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Ashcharmoo Poll Doresets sold 32 of 45 rams to a top of $1400 and average of $960 at their first on-property sale on Friday.

The Marulan stud said although the sale was impacted by COVID-19, they were happy with the results, with buyers from across the local region participating.

The top price of $1400 was reached twice, paid for two of Ashcharmoo's top 2020 show sires.

Ashcharmoo 200005 was bought for $1400 by local and repeat buyers, the Keith family, Taralga.

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The ram had picked up ribbons, including supreme champion ram at Gundagai and champion ram at Yass.

He was by Armdale Park 170163 and out of an Armdale ewe - showing off an eye-muscle area of 43.66 square centimetres and weight of 135 kilograms.

His purchaser Stewart Keith said he spotted the ram on the show circuit and he was one of six rams they bought on the day.

The equal top-priced ram, Ashcharmoo 200159 was bought by James Tinham, Goulburn via AuctionsPlus.

He was awarded the best Poll Dorset spring ram at Yass and reserve champion ram at Goulburn and Taralga Shows.

The August-drop ram was by Valley Vista Fyfe, a son of Valley Vista VV38-09, and out of an Armdale Park ewe. He had an EMA of 36.55 sq cm, fat score of 7mm.

Volume buyers included Brokea Pastoral Company, Tarago which bought eight rams.

Ashcharmoo also offered 16 2020-drop Poll Dorset ewes, all of which were snapped up by Talumbi Herefords, Yarra for $300 a head.

Selling agents were Nutrien Goulburn with Daniel Croker as the auctioneer.

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