Annalara White Dopers, Dubbo, celebrated a full clearance of rams during its 16th annual ram sale on Wednesday, where a top price of $7000 was reached.
Overall 86 White Dorper rams sold to a $7000 top and $3424 average, while 14 Ultra White rams sold to a $3500 high and averaged $2714.
In the female offering, three stud White Dorper ewes sold to a top of $1000 three times and average, while 26 stud Ultra White ewes sold to a top of 500 and an average of $459.
The commercial offering had a pen of 88 commercial White Dorper ewes sell to $300 a head, while 64 commercial Ultra White ewes made $400/hd.
Annalara stud principals Stephen and Jack Cresswell said the sale exceeded expectations and it was the best line of rams they had offered.
Jack said there were a lot of repeat buyers but approximately a quarter of the buyers were new clients, including one buyer from Tasmania.
"This sale would be our top sale for averages and number wise it is also the largest we have had," he said.
"This is a good steady number, there wasn't too much of drop back in the price of the later rams either.
The $7000 top-priced White Dorper ram was Annalara 200087 purchased by Ben Laird, Mount View Pastoral Company, Hillston.
The July 2020-drop, twin-born ram was the heaviest in the sale draft weighing 106.5 kilograms.
Sired by Annalara 170261, he had Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) in the top 10 per cent for intramuscular fat (IMF), Self Replacing Carcase Index (SRC), and Maternal Carcase Production (MCP) on Lambplan.
Mr Laird was also a volume buyer, purchasing 26 rams for an average of $3519.
The second top-priced ram sold for $6500 which was Annalara 200374 purchased by TJ Pastoral, Goodooga.
A half brother to the sale-topper, he was also by Annalara 170261. Weighing 91kgs, the September 2020-drop twin-born ram was in the top 10pc for IMF.
The top unjoined stud White Dorper ewes were Annalara 210018, and Annalara 210179, purchased by Jason Lees, Yeoval, and Annalara 210044, purchased by a buyer via AuctionsPlus.
The sale was conducted by Elders stud stock and Nutrien Russell, Cobar, with guest auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth, taking bids as auctioneer.
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