A ram was purchased for $51,000 at Sheepvention in Hamilton.
Willandra Merino stud, Jerilderie, NSW, sold a ram privately to Clinton Blight, Seymour Park Merino stud, Highbury, Western Australia, and a group of semen partners.
The semen partners are Meadow View Poll Merino stud, Cranston Pty Ltd, San Mateo Poll Merinos, Warralea Poll Merino stud, Wililoo Poll Merino stud, Kamora Park Poll Merino stud and North Cowie Poll Merino stud.
Willandra stud principal Ross Wells said the ram was out of a Desmond daughter and sired by Wallaloo Park 422.
The attention on the ram started last month at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo, where he was part of the national March-shorn pair.
"That got the wheels turning," Mr Wells said.
"[Mr Blight's] keen on the sheep and he is a young fellow and he'll have some young fellows in his partnership and I like young people."
He said Seymour Park had bid up to $81,0000 in 2016 for a ram at Willandra's on-property sale.
He said Willandra would collect semen from the ram before it went to WA, while the buyer would hold semen rights in WA and South Australia.
He said the ram's sire had been "very successful" at Willandra as well as in other flocks through semen sales.
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