One Oak Poll merinos concluded a big week of Merino ram sales in the Riverina.
Alistair and Natasha wells offered 120 Poll Merino rams at their 2017 on-property ram auction.
Ninety-five rams sold to a top of $9500 with an average of $1792 recorded.
The top money was paid for the lead ram who was awarded Champion March Shorn Fine Wool Ram at the Merino National held in Dubbo.
He was purchased by long term supporter of the One Oak Poll bloodline Dick Gavel of Gulgo Poll Merino’s, “Gulgo”, Condobolin.
Mr Gavel has been purchasing One Oak Poll rams for 28 years.
“We came to buy two rams today and were lucky enough to buy the two we picked out for our small stud” he said.
“Not mulesing since 2008 we were after plain bodied easy care sheep with scale.
“The top price ram has a beautiful hindquarter and we are excited to see his impact on our flock” Mr Gavel said.
Mr Gavel purchased a second ram for what he described as a steal at $3500.
The second top price ram was purchased by Fernleigh Pastoral, “Fernleigh”, Kikora.
They purchased five rams in total for an average price of $2300.
AM & CE Browning, “Ivyhome”, Jerilderie, led the volume buyers putting together a draft of eight rams for a $1969 average paying to a top of $3000 twice.
JW & J Caldwell, “Milong”, Young, also topped at $3000 twice loading six rams in total for an average price of $2292.
Also purchasing six Star Bros Farming, “Boolambi”, Carrathool, averaged $1708 for theirs paying to a top of $3250.
Topping at $2500 twice Narada Grazing Company, “Narada”, Tambo, QLD, loaded six rams for an average of $1583.
While Carruthers & Sons. “Millbanks”, Tullibigeal, bought well to average $1500 for six rams.
The sale was conducted by agents in conjunction Elders and Landmark with Peter Godbolt and Oliver Mason weilding the gavel.