*60 of 60 Poll Dorset rams sold to $4100, av $1580
*44 of 59 White Suffolk rams sold to $1400 (thrice), av $992
*54 of 54 Border Leicester rams sold to $2000 (twice), av $1587
Principals of the Pembroke Pastoral Poll Dorset, White Suffolk and Border Leicester studs, Ashley and Kathy Simons were pleased with the result of their annual on-property sale.
"We had an extremely successful day, particularly with the Border Leicesters," co-principal Ashley Simons said.
"Thank you to all our successful bidders and also to the under bidders for making it a cracking sale.
"Overall it was a good result for us to have the Dorsets average $1580 and with a top of $4100 - that's the best we have had."
He said buyers came from the local areas as well as strong support from South Australia.
There was a total clearance of Poll Dorsets with 50 selling to a top of $4100 going to Richard and Susan Hobbs, Sunnyside, Horsham.
The top price was paid for lot four. The ram was a May 30, 2019-drop sired by Ulandi Park 160550. The ram had figures of 10.4 kilograms weaning weight (WWT), 15.9kg post weaning weight (PWWT) and +1.1 millimetres predicted eye muscle depth (PEMD) and a Total Carcase Production (TCP) index of 140.1. The ram weighed 111.5kg on September 29.
The same buyer bought six rams in total including lot 11 for $3800. Lot 11 was a June 5, 2019-drop ram also by Ulandi Park 160550. It had figures of 10.2kg PWT, 14.8kg PWWT and a TCP index of 130.7. It weighed 108.5kg.
Volume buyer was Lynette Bourchier, Jilpanger, who bought five Poll Dorsets as well as seven White Suffolks.
Mr Simons said this year's Border result was in stark contrast to 2019 when bids were "tough to draw".
In all 54 Border Leicester rams were offered and sold to a top of $2000 (twice) and averaged $1587.
Lot 126 was bought for $2000 b John Toleman. The ram was one of a twin born July 29, 2019 and sired by Johno 166055. The ram had figures of 6.6kg WWT, a PWWT of 10.9kg and predicted fat depth (PFAT) of 0.1mm and PEMD of 0.3mm and a Border Leicester Cross (BLX) index of 122.4.
The second to make $2000 was lot 130 which was purchased by Trevor Watson, Clear Lake. Lot 130 was a twin by Jackson 170125 and had a 6.2kg WWT, a 9.2kg PWWT and BLX of 114.31 with a weight of 90kg.
SA agent Spence Dix & Co bought seven Border Leicester arms at the sale as well as a further 30 privately afterwards.
Mr Simons said the Border average was nearly 50 per cent up on 2019.
"There were just a lot of buyers chasing the Borders this year," he said.
In the White Suffolk section they offered 59 rams with 44 selling at an average of $992.
The top price of $1400 was achieved on three rams.
Buyers paying $1400 were Lynette Bourchier, Trevor Watson and Erewhon Pastoral, Penola, SA.
Agents Rodwells, Horsham, PPHS, Penola, and interfaced with AuctionsPlus.