Buyers from Victoria, NSW and Queensland attended Alistair and Natasha Wells’ One Oak Poll ram sale last Friday to see a clearance of 101 rams, topping at $6000 three times and averaging $2069.31. Despite the difficult seasons experienced by many of the buyers, the mood of the sale was positive.
The three rams that topped the sale were ET bred, by Wallaloo Park 422, out of a One Oak Poll elite stud ewe.
“It was a solid sale with good value buying throughout the sale. The sons of Wallaloo Park 422 were sort after for their long free growing, stylish wool, with the top rams having over 110mm staple length with 7 months wool.” Commented Alistair Wells.
Lot 2 was the first ram to top at $6000 and was purchased by Mark and Helen Hoskinson, “Fernleigh”, Kikoira. This ram has a 17.8 micron, and 99.9 comfort factor. “We run a self replacing flock and shear twice a year. We are always trying to improve on the style of our sheep. The ram we bought, brings the genetics we are seeking. Alistair and Natasha are always looking to make their own improvements as well as making our decisions easier.”
Following on from lot 2, lot 3 also reached $6000 and was purchased by David and Rozie Kennett, from Jerilderie, NSW. This ram has a micron of 18.7, with a 99.6 comfort factor. The Kennett’s also purchased a second ram for $3500.
The third ram to make $6000 was purchased by Eulo Pastoral Company, Harden, NSW. This ram tested 19.6 micron with a 100pc comfort factor. Eulo Pastoral Company also purchased a second ram for $4500.
Narada Grazing Company, Tambo Qld, purchased 3 rams to a top of $5250, averaging $3833. The Browning family from “Ivyhome”, Jerilderie purchased 5 rams to a top price of $4250 and averaged $2700.
Volume buyers of the sale were JW & J Caldwell, NSW purchasing 11 rams for an average of $2250, and “Rairong”, Gundagai, NSW, purchasing 13 rams for an average of $1673.
Other multiple purchasers at the sale were Carruthers and Sons, “Millbanks”, Tullibigeal, taking home 8 rams, averaging $1625 and the Worland Bros, “Bingarra”, Tullibigeal also purchasing 8 rams for an average $1562.
The Malones from “Gredgwinridge”, Boort, Vic purchased 6 rams for an average of $1708 and Robert Smith Nominees, Berrigan, NSW bought 5 rams for an average of $1900. The Boyd’s from Mitiamo, Vic took home 6 rams for an average of $1541.