Hillden Poll Dorset rams average $2394

Hillden Poll Dorset rams to $4750 top, $2394 average

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The $4750 top-priced ram with buyers Ben and George Simmons, Koolyn, Leadville near Dunedoo, and James Frost, Hillden Poll Dorsets, Bannister

The $4750 top-priced ram with buyers Ben and George Simmons, Koolyn, Leadville near Dunedoo, and James Frost, Hillden Poll Dorsets, Bannister

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In all the Frost family sold 151 of 153 rams at their 35th annual Hillden Poll Dorset ram sale, Bannister.

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Poll Dorset rams sold to a $4750 top and averaged $2394 at the 35th annual Hillden Poll Dorset ram sale held on-property at Bannister on Friday.

In all, Brian, Lorraine and James Frost sold 151 of 153 rams, of which 10 were specially selected rams sold to the $4750 sale top to average $4225 and 141 flock rams which reached a $4500 top and averaged $2264.

This flock average sets what is believed to be a new Poll Dorset flock ram record average, exceeding Armdale Park's $2219 flock ram sale average from September.

RELATED READING: Hillden Poll Dorsets 2020 sale results

Really happy with the sale, James Frost said it was a humbling sale that went well.

"The rams came up well this year, considering the amount of rain and cold weather... they are just starting to bloom and are in the right condition for working," Mr Frost said.

"Thank you for the support, we wish you all the best with your purchases and the upcoming lamb season," he said.

The $4750 top-priced ram, Hillden 534-20, sold to repeat buyers Ben and George Simmons of GA and KJ Simmons, Koolyn, Leadville near Dunedoo.

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Sired by Hillden 122-16 and out of Hillden 862-16 he was a June 2020-drop ram which weighed 142 kilograms with an eye muscle depth of 57 millimetres, an eye muscle width of 109mm, an eye muscle area of 47.84 square centimetres and fat depth of 10mm.

The Frost family sold 151 rams to a $2394 average.

The Frost family sold 151 rams to a $2394 average.

He was shown successful at the 2021 NSW Dorset Championships, Cowra, where he placed first in the performance ram born after June 1 class.

The Simmons said the well-balanced top ram had the length of body and carcase they were looking for.

In total they purchased three rams at a $4500 average.

Hillden 501-20 was the sole ram to sell via AuctionsPlus, and was purchased by Shirley and Helen Armstrong, Armdale Poll Dorset stud, Marrar for $4500.

Also making $4500 was Hillden 773-20 bought by the Simmons family, Hillden 330-20 purchased by James McCormack, Red Hill, Lostriver, and Hillden 393-20 bought by Box Hills Partnership, Crookwell.

Sylvan Farm Trust, Genefee, Cumnock, were the largest volume buyers which put together a draft of 17 rams for a $1718 average

Also taking home multiple rams was James McCormack, Red Hill, Lostriver, who bought 15 at a $2820 average, Carwoola Pastoral Co, Yass, which bought 11 at a $1723 average and Bringadee Pastoral Co, Cowra, that purchased 10 averaging $1930.

The sale was conducted by Nutrien and Duncombe and Co Pty Ltd, Crookwell, with auctioneers Rick Power of Nutrien, and Jock Duncombe, Duncombe and Co.

The sale was conducted by Nutrien and Duncombe and Co Pty Ltd, Crookwell, with auctioneers Rick Power of Nutrien, and Jock Duncombe, Duncombe and Co.

For the first time Lambplan data was available on the rams.

"We are starting to go down that track but we are not chasing it, it is just there if buyers would like to consider it in their buying selection," Mr Frost said.

The sale was conducted by Nutrien and Duncombe and Co Pty Ltd, Crookwell, with auctioneers Rick Power of Nutrien, and Jock Duncombe, Duncombe and Co.

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