Womboota Border Leicesters hits new high

Bidding was in demand seeing Womboota Border Leicesters hit new highs

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Top price ram Womboota 180.20 purchased by return buyers Lorrie, Ray and Bill Boyd, Pyramid Hills, Victoria.

Top price ram Womboota 180.20 purchased by return buyers Lorrie, Ray and Bill Boyd, Pyramid Hills, Victoria.

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Bidding was in demand seeing Womboota Border Leicesters hit new highs

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Border Leicester ram sales have been red hot of late and the Womboota ram and ewe sale was no exception when the stud's records tumbled.

Held last Thursday, vendors, the Starritt family, offered and sold all 112 Border Leicesters for an average of $2842 reaching a top price of $7500.

In the breakdown, 11 stud rams sold to an average of $4295, 86 flock rams sold to an average of $2928 and topping at $5000 and a 15 stud ready ewes topped at $2500 to average $1287.

The stud sale average was up by $1065, an impressive feat with the total sale offering increased by 16 head, while the sale's top price also lifted by $3600.

Womboota Pastoral principal Malcolm Starritt said he was humbled to have so many repeat and new buyers operating at his family's sale, the Starrits having continuously bred Border Leicesters for 107 years.

He was also pleased to see a few new stud purchases, which meant Womboota genetics were being used in the stud industry.

Similarly, he was also pleased with the interest in the ewes.

"It was really pleasing seeing the ewes sell so well," he said.

The top price was paid for Womboota 180.20 by return buyers Lorrie, Ray and Bill Boyd, Pyramid Hills, Victoria.

Womboota 180.20 had breeding values for birth weight of 0.5, maternal weaning weight of 0.8, weaning weight of 7.1, post-weaning weight of 10.7, eye muscle depth of 0.5 and he had a BLXIndex of 131.5.

The volume buyer was, McGufficke Partners, Cooma, who put together a draft of 16 rams.

Also among the purchasers of the larger drafts was D. and L. Martin, Deniliquin, DR Collins and Partners, Bridgewater and Kyneton Shearing, Moama.

They purchased a total of eight rams to fill their order.

The sale was conducted by Nutrien Deniliquin with Matt O'Connor and Lachlan Collins of Nutrien Echuca as auctioneers. The sale was also interfaced with online platform, AuctionsPlus.

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