Greenland Merinos lift by $613 for 80

Greenland Merinos lift by $613 for 80

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Strong support for the heavy cutting Monaro-bred Merino rams at Greenland

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With the top priced ram - Tim Woodham, Nutrien auctioneer, Shaun Walcott, Sam Platts, Nutrien, Bombala, Greg Alcock, Greenland Merinos, Bungarby and Ben Litchfield, Schute Bell badgery Lumby, Cooma. Photo: John Alcock

With the top priced ram - Tim Woodham, Nutrien auctioneer, Shaun Walcott, Sam Platts, Nutrien, Bombala, Greg Alcock, Greenland Merinos, Bungarby and Ben Litchfield, Schute Bell badgery Lumby, Cooma. Photo: John Alcock

Longterm clients of the Greenland Merino stud, Bungarby, lifted the average price paid by $613 when John and Jenny Alcock and their son Greg and daughter-in-law Nikki offered 80 rams for the annual on-property sale.

The reputation of the Monaro-bred Merino and Poll Merino rams to produce heavy fleeces with soft handle and fine micron meant the sale realised a top price of $8000 and average of $2738.

The top priced ram was bought by Shaun Walcott, Walcott Pastoral, Delegate.

The fleece on the son of Greenland Poll 7 measured 17,7 micron, 2.6 standard deviation (SD), 17 co-efficient of variation (CF) with a comfort factor (CF) 99.6.

The second top priced ram at $6500 went to Kevin and Andrew Harvey of Invaloch Pastoral Co. Strathdownie, Vic who bought seven rams through Auctions Plus for an average of $4428.

They are repeat buyers for over 30 years.

The third top priced ram sold for $6000 to Willy and Jenny Crowe of Cooma, who bought two at an average of $4500.

Richard Blyton of Skyline Stud Nimmitabel, bought two rams with top of $5500 for an average of $4250.

Volume buyers included Alan Taylor buying 18 rams for Carlora and Buckenderra, Cooma for average price of $2083: Yarran Agriculture, Young bought eight rams for average price of $2062 and Silverton Pastoral Co, Cooma purchased six rams to $3500 and average of $2167.

The sale was conducted by Nutrien, Bombala, and Schute Bell Badgery Lumby, Cooma, with Tim Woodham (Nutrien) taking the bids and was interfaced with AuctionsPlus.

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