Jerradale Border Leicesters to $5000

Jerradale Border Leicesters to $5000

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Winston McDonald, Royalla, Wallendbeen, with Geoff Selmes, Jerradale stud, Crookwell, and the $5000 top priced ram. Photo: supplied

Winston McDonald, Royalla, Wallendbeen, with Geoff Selmes, Jerradale stud, Crookwell, and the $5000 top priced ram. Photo: supplied

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Border Leicester rams sold to a top of $5000 a head for the Jerradale stud last week.

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BORDER Leicester rams sold to a top of $5000 a head for the Jerradale stud during the 9th annual combined sale with Rosewood Poll Dorset stud on property at Rosewood, Rye Park, on Tuesday last week.

Geoff and Debbie Selmes, Jerradale, Crookwell, offered and sold 50 Border Leicesters sired by Bauer and Glenlee rams for an average of $2745.

Mr Selmes said the average was more than $1000 better than last year, while the top price doubling the price of the top ram in the 2020 sale.

Winston and Sue McDonald, Royalla, Wallendbeen, bought the top priced ram whose sire was purchased from Glenlee Park stud at the Horsham Border Leicester Show and Sale.

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Mr Selmes said he was very impressed with the first drop of rams produced by this sire.

The top-priced ram weighed 93 kilograms with an eye muscle width (EMW) of 89mm, an eye muscle area (EMA) of 25.36 squared centimetres, fat depth of 5mm and index of 855.

Mr and Mrs McDonald also bought an equally as impressive Bauer sired ram for $4200.

The Johnson family of Johnson Park Merinos, Boorowa, took home six rams for a top of $4400 and average of $3300. The $4400 ram had an EMW of 86mm, an EMA of 23.84 squared centimetres, fat depth of 5mm and index of 746.

The Edwards family from Breadalbane, another volume buyer, bought 10 rams at an average of $2180.

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