Offered 29 36
Sold 29 26
Top $4700 $3000
Av $2182 $1365
STATEWIDE support resulted in full clearance and a lift in the top price and average at Babirra Dohne stud’s second sale for the year, held at Mount Pleasant on Monday.
The entire offering of 29 rams from the Stansbury-based stud sold, with the average lifting more than $800 on last year’s Mount Pleasant sale.
Return buyer Richard Kroehn, Sunnyvale Props, Eden Valley, bought the top price ram at $4700.
The 109-kilogram ram measured 162.1 on the Dohne Index.
It had a yearling clean fleece weight of 10.3kg, 18.2 micron, 14.8 coefficient of variation, 99.9 per cent comfort factor, an eye muscle depth of 38.5 millimetres and fat depth of 4.5mm.
Babirra principal Robert Farrow said the ram had good length, width and depth of body.
Mr Kroehn bought a second ram, measuring 163.6 on the Dohne Index with WA genetics, at $2600.
There were new and repeat buyers from the South East, Mallee, Fleurieu, Eyre and Yorke peninsulas, Mid North and pastoral areas.
Volume buyers included DS,PD&SS Agnew, Stansbury, with four rams to $2500, averaging $2275 and MS&SM Jackson, Broken Hill, NSW, with four rams to $2200, averaging $2025.
The sale was conducted by Elders Minlaton with Tom Penna as auctioneer.