*65 of 70 rams sold to $4500, av. $2152
It was a "pleasing result" at the 19th annual Stavely Park Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Stavely.
The Brady family presented 70 rams for a large group of buyers, achieving a clearance of 65 of 70 rams at an average of $2152.
Top price ram sold to long time client Tom Bibby for $4500. The ram was lot four with a 17.2 micron fleece, a 3.1 micron standard deviation SD), a co-efficient variation of 19 per cent and comfort factor (CF) of 99.7pc.
Mr Bibby was also a volume buyer paying an average of $3350 for a total of five rams.
He also paid equal second top price of $4250 for lot 12 an 18.1 micron ram with an SD of 3.2 microns, CV of 19.3pc and CF of 99.6pc.
The other ram to reach $4250 was lot five purchased by Brian Hamer, Avoca. The ram had measurements of 18.4 micron fleece, 3.2 micron SD, 19.3pc CV and CF of 99.8pc.
The same buyer bought a total of three rams to average of $3167.
The Stavely Park principals were pleased to see loyal clients, new clients and returning clients from previous years among the crowd.
One client Lance Chamberlain, Koroit, returned after a 10 year absence to buy three rams for an average of $1917.
Maylands Grazing Co Tatyoon bought five rams to average $3250.
CJ & JA Smith bought three rams to average $2667.
PJ & FM Elsom bought three rams to average $2583.
Volume buyers included RRH Greystones, Caramut, who bought eight rams for average $1812.
Nevflo Caramut who bought six rams to average $2292 and Willow Bank Farming bought six to average $1875.
New buyers included Althol Brae Farms, Willaura, Dunn family, Middle Creek, and Tarqua Pastoral Co, Ballyrogan.
Three clients returned from previous years - Lance Chamberlain, Koroit, GG, GM & TG Phillips, Maroona, and Greg Stewart, Cressy.
Selling agents were Elders and Nutrien Livestock.