Record ram sale for Springvale North

Record ram sale for Springvale North


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Springvale North's Alex, Peter Snr and Peter Jnr Stockman with Toby Cousins, Platinum Livestock (buying on behalf of the Stratfords for the $5000 top price ram), Landmark Burra's Dale Button and auctioneer Richard Miller.

Springvale North's Alex, Peter Snr and Peter Jnr Stockman with Toby Cousins, Platinum Livestock (buying on behalf of the Stratfords for the $5000 top price ram), Landmark Burra's Dale Button and auctioneer Richard Miller.

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SPRINGVALE North Poll Merino rams have sold to $5000 and averaged $1846 in Burra today.

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SPRINGVALE North Poll Merino rams have sold to $5000 and averaged $1846 in Burra today.

Stud principal Peter Stockman said it was the stud’s best-ever sale, achieving a total clearance of 100 rams and averaging more than $300 higher than last year’s sale.

The $5000 top price ram at lot 2 was the sole purchase of BR&TN Stratford, Tumby Bay, who had bought a ram of the same bloodline – Greenfields PW170 – from the Stockmans at the Adelaide Merino Ram Sale in 2012.

The 112-kilogram ram had a 21.6-micron fleece with 3.1 standard deviation, 14.4 coefficient of variation and 99.4 per cent comfort factor. 

The sale’s equal second-highest price of $4000 went to volume buyer L&AO Thomas, KI, for a 111kg ram with 20.6M fleece measuring 3.1SD, 14.9CV and 99CF. 

The Thomases bought 10 rams to take back to the island, averaging $2840

While the other $4000 ram came at lot 35 for an impressive 130-kilogram son of Collinsville 110021, which also measured 22.4M, 3.3SD, 14.7CV, 98.4CF and 111.1GFW.

It was bought by AD Hutchings & Co – one of five rams they took back to Minnipa averaging $2880.

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