LOCAL interest in the 39th annual Bo-Bar Poll Dorset Ram Sale drove prices to reach a $3300 top and a $2034 average for the Ramm family of the Braidwood-based stud.
Offering the same numbers to the previous sale in 2020, this year's top price result was up $700 while the average grew by $576.
Bo-Bar stud principal Jamie Ramm said it was the best line of rams they have presented, and they were very happy with the sale results.
"They were very consistent right the way through, and after a good season they grew out very well," he said.
"The best rams were by one of our own rams, Bo-Bar 31/17."
Mostly repeat buyers were operating through the draft, with local support making up a big portion of the purchasers list.
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Rams also sold to Cootamundra, Reids Flat, Wantabadery, Taralga and Yass, with two new clients taking interest in the Ramm family's program.
Bo-Bar 45/20 was the $3300 top-priced ram purchased by DF and RM Waters and family of Braidwood.
Weighing 116 kilograms he was by the Bo-Bar 31/17 sire, and measured 102 millimetres eye muscle width (EMW), 50mm eye muscle depth (EMD) and 8mm of fat.
The rams were very consistent right the way through, and after a good season they grew out very well.
Two rams hit the second-top of $3000 with both snapped up by long-term clients that have been buying Bo-Bar rams for 30 years.
The first was Bo-Bar 51/20 another son of Bo-Bar 31/17 which was purchased by N and J Cummins, Laggan.
Weighing 126kg he at a 101mm EMW, a 49mm EMD and 8mm fat depth.
Also selling for the $3000 price tag was Muttama-based Robert Flint's purchase, Bo-Bar 130/20.
Sired by Springwaters 924/17 he weighed 113kg and measured 102mm EMW, 48mm EMD and 8mm fat.
Mr Flint purchased nine rams in total and paid a $2200 average price.
Webster Pastoral Company at Reids Flat were the largest volume buyers which put together a draft of 11 rams at a $2145 average.
Wantabadgery-based Belinda O'Connell secured he selection of nine rams at a $2165 average.
The sale was conducted by Elders Goulburn and Nutrien Braidwood with Steve Ridley and Tom McGregor, both of Elders, as the auctioneer.
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