The fifth annual Aloeburn Poll Merino ram and commercial ewe sale held on-property at Boree Creek was undoubtedly a success.
The Green family set yet another stud high with their sale average of $2291 up from a $1905 average last year. They matched last year's $5500 top price for a ram, selling all 60 rams offered this year for a full clearance.
A line of 477 spring-drop commercial ewes were offered at the start of the sale selling to a top of $335 a head to average $333 overall.
Poll Merino ram, Aloeburn 200146 sired by Mumblebone M180704, topped the sale after he was knocked down for the $5500 top price to return buyers the Dodds family of Oaklands Pastoral, Cumnock.
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The young sire weighed 91 kilograms and sat in the top five per cent for yearly scrotal circumference at 5.0 and the top 10pc for post weaning weight at 7.5 and yearling weight (YWT) at 10.6.
The ram had a fibre diameter of 16.7-micron, standard deviation of 3.1, coefficient of variation of 18.4pc and comfort factor of 99.8pc.
Buyer Jack Dodds said it was their second time buying from Aloeburn so he wanted to again invest in the best ram.
"Having very high success with our first Aloeburn rams last year we backed it again and returned to buy another," he said.
"When looking for our ideal ram we look for three main points: length, breadth and depth. The ram's wool crimp was outstanding along with the length and overall correctness."
The Dodds family also purchased a further seven rams for an overall sale average of $3400.
HJ and SM Bull of Boree Creek purchased the second top-priced ram, Aloeburn 200260, for $5000.
Their selection sat in the top 5pc for YWT at 10.9 and Dual Purpose Plus Index at 186.3.
Volume buyers were strong throughout the day with Hamish and Abby Paton, Morvan, purchasing eight rams paying a top of $2500 to average $2100
Butch Lane of Lockhart purchased seven rams to average $1429, while Graham and Amanda Strong, Boree Creek purchased five rams to fulfill their requirements to average $2380
Stud principal Jodie Green said the support they received is very encouraging and motivates our excitement for the future.
"It is always satisfying to have return buyers who have found the Aloeburn genetics have provided a valuable contribution to their flock," she said.
The sale was conducted under the Helmsman system by Ray White GTSM.
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