THE 34th annual Cora Lynn Merino ram sale was held at Peak Hill last Wednesday, with a full clearance rams reaching a $2600 top and $1705 overall average, an increase of $155 on the previous year.
In the breakdown Rob, Kay and Steve Lindsay of the Cora Lynn stud sold Merino rams to a top of $2600 and averaged $1748, while Poll Merino rams sold to a $2000 top and averaged $1608.
New client Kelvin Williams representing J and K Williams, Young, secured the top-priced ram. He was 17.8-micron 99.8 per cent comfort factor son of Poll Boonoke 170374, purchased for $20,000 in 2018 by the Lindsay's.
Mr Williams was impressed with the size and exceptional length of body of the ram, coupled with his thickness and length of staple. The Williams have purchased ewes from Cora Lynn clients and are thrilled with the productivity of the bloodline. They family secured another four rams to average $2160 across their draft.
Andy and James Strahorn, Glen Isla, Tomingley, purchased the second top-priced ram for $2300. He was also a son of PB 170374 with a micron of 16.5 and comfort factor of 100pc. The Strahorn brothers of Tomingley, secured 11 rams to average $1645.
Other buyers included long-term clients the Carney family, Wellington, purchasing five rams, Michael Dunn, Peak Hill two rams and T.Mclean, Tullamore, four rams.
The sale was conducted by Elders Dubbo with Paul Jameson as the auctioneer.
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