UARDRY, CALGA AND DD DOHNES
*156 of 160 rams sold to $3500, av $1668.
A DOHNE ram described as having outstanding weight figures has achieved the highest price at this year’s Uardry, Calga & DD Dohnes Southern Production Ram Sale, Wanganella, New South Wales.
Edenhope, Victoria’s, Wayne Caldow, Langlea, said the ram was an “excellent package”.
“His figures were quite outstanding – what we looked for was post weaning weight, and he had one of the highest weaning and post weaning rates in the line-up,” Mr Caldow said.
“He was just and excellent package, with his wool and his build quality.
“He was one of the best grown, mature rams, for his age, in the line-up.”
The June 2016-drop ram had Dohne Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) of a weaning weight (wWT) of 5.1kilograms, a post weaning weight (pWWT) of six kg, a post weaning eye muscle depth (PEMD) of 0.6millimetres, a post weaning fat (PFAT) of 0.2mm and a yearling eye muscle depth (yEMD) of 0.7mm and a yearling fat (yFAT) of 0.3.
His wool figures were a yearling clean fleece weight (yCFW) of 10.5, a yearling fibre diameter (YFD) of -0.6 and a yearling fibre diameter coefficient of variation (YDCV) of 0.0.
Studmaster Jason Southwell said it was one of the biggest Dohne sales in the country, combining the three studs.
“There were a lot of positive comments about the frame and muscle, in the rams, as well as the wool cut and quality,” Mr Southwell said.
Rams were sold to Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian buyers.
Volume buyers included Jaw Bone Station, Moulamein (18), MD and MJ Winning, Mona Station, Bollon, Queensland (11) and Mawallok Pastoral, Stockyard Hill (9).
Landmark’s Bill O’Brien said double the number of rams were offered on last year’s sale. The sale was conducted by Landmark and Elders.