THE second Outback MPM annual ram sale held at The Marra recently resulting in 159 rams sold for a 100 per cent clearance, a $3500 top price and $1794 average.
With clients travelling from all over the state, this year's results surpassed the 2020 inaugural sales top price by $300 and average price by $254.
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Also on offer was 1158 Outback MPM commercial ewes, sold over six lines of 193. The ewe draft reached a top of $418 and an average of $400.
The $3500 top-priced ram, tag 201490, was a high-performing twin-born son of OB180871 with a yearling staple length (YSL) in the top one per cent and yearling eye muscle depth (YEMD) in the top five per cent.
He weighed 80.5 kilograms with a 19.5-micron fleece, standard deviation (SD) of 2.8 and comfort factor (CF) 99.6pc.
He was purchased by Andrew Bloomfield, Pitt and Sons, Walcha who also took home a large draft of 51 to an average of $2069.
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They also purchased the charity ram, tag 200546 with a fleece micron of 20.3, SD of 3.3, CF of 99.1pc. He weighed 78.5kg and raised $2000 for RUN DIPG a charity dedicated to improving outcomes for patients and their families impacted by a form of childhood cancer.
Also taking home a sizeable draft was the Shoemark family, Bathurst, who purchased 19 rams for an average of $1263.
Wamerawa Pastoral, Carinda, purchased a draft of 14, paying a top price of $1750 and average of $1357.
Two rams sold to the second top price of $3250 including tag 200161, a 19.9-micron, 89.5kg ram with a 3.1 SD and 99.2pc CF.
Tag 200714 also sold for $3250. He was a triplet with a 18.9-micron, 2.9 SD and 99.7pc CF which weighed 80kg.
Nutrien agent, Richard Thomas, Nyngan, thought overall it was a very successful day.
"With the positivity and strength of the sheep market at the moment it is helping with sales," Mr Thomas said.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien stud stock.
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