Lorelmo Poll Merino sale day started with a very welcome 13mm rainfall, the Cordingley family cleared 91 per cent of their sale rams selling 52 of 57 for a $2000 average at their Walcha sale on Monday.
Co-principal Eddy Cordingley, spoke about the family's desire to breed a Merino with a 140 millimeter staple length, currently averaging a 120 mm staple length they are well on their way to achieving their goal for a six monthly shearing.
The sale opened with a bang, with the first lot a son of L0172, reaching the dual top price of $5500.
The ram had a body weight of 83 kilograms, fibre diameter of 16.9 microns, a standard deviation of 2.6, a co-efficient of variation of 15.2 and a Greasy Fleece weight of 119 per cent.
Purchased by Bill Walker of Classings PL, on behalf of GM and MJ Glynn of Kingscote, South Australia.
The second ram to reach the top price of $5500 was a son of Synd.5, purchased by Forsyth Brothers, Chilcotts Creek, Wallabahdah.
The rams body weight was 75 kilograms, fibre diameter of 16.4 microns, a standard deviation of 2.8, a co-efficient of variation of 17.4 and a Greasy Fleece weight of 128 pc.
The volume buyer was the Andre family of Millicent, South Australia, taking home eleven rams for their dedicated wool program. The rams were purchased on behalf by Bill Walker of Classings PL, using his astute judgement to select the best rams for their flock.
The sale was conducted by Elders, with Paul Dooley as auctioneer.
Read the full report in this weeks edition of The Land