2105 ram sale 100% clearance
A complete clearance of 100 selected poll and horned merino hoggett rams was achieved at Richmonds 7th annual on property sale on tuesday the 29th of September. In the breakdown 80 single penned rams sold to a top of $5000 to average $1872 while a further 20 rams matched to type in pens of 2 all sold as well for an average of $1060 helping to boost the sale aggregate and allow bidders who had missed out on earlier selections to fill their orders on competitively priced lots with high production figures.
The top priced ram of the day , lot 3 was knocked down to the Cavanagh family of Young and was the standout ram for figures in the catalogue with a YWT of +10 and a YEMD of +2.0. He also possessed a deeply crimped and stylish staple and will be single mated in the Cavanagh’s nucleus ram breeding flock.
Long term top end operator Max Stewart of Bombala was again very active securing 8 new sires including the second top price of the day for $4000 as well as 4 more quality lots in excess of $3000.
Other young sires to top the $3000 mark were secured by kitto pastoral co of Tallimba, R & M Jones of Grenfell, R & S Grinter of Wyalong, Meemar past co of Cootamundra and Cumnock farm p/ship and the Schaefer family both of Grenfell.
Return buyers F & J Morgan of Forbes were the major volume buyers taking home 12 lots for a $1050 average.
It was very pleasing to not only record a total clearance and a good overall average but also very satisfying to be able to present a catalogue that provided consistent above average figures across the board for both carcass and wool traits on visually appealing animals.
Once again we would like to thank all successful bidders and underbidders for making the day a success.