STRONG interstate interest help buoy the Nyowee 19th on-property sale, Balaklava, with 183 of 185 rams selling to four states for an average $2093.
The top price ram is heading to Qld after Will Roberts, Victoria Downs, Morven, Qld, paid the top price, via agent Rodwells, of $11,500 for Lot 2.
The 16-month-old ram, dubbed a “real stud sire” by Elders auctioneer Tony Wetherall, goes back to the Nyowee E-430 family and weighed 108 kilograms with 4.9 millimetre fat and 42.4mm eye muscle diameter.
Its fleece was 21.9 micron, standard deviation of 3, 13.6 coefficient of variation and 99.3 per cent comfort factor.
Nyowee principal Ian Michael said Mr Victoria Downs had bought a couple of top rams in recent years.
“The ram has a terrific outlook, with the muzzle and head, and is very good structurally,” he said.
There was other stud interest throughout the catalogue with Paul Henty, Belbourie Poll Merinos, Marnoo, Vic, buying two rams to $3800.
Mr Wetherall said Nyowee had “per usual” penned a line-up of 185 stud and top-end commercial rams.
“The evenness in type was evident from the first pen to the last, which is why return buyers were there again to keep their genetic packages,” he said.
Landmark auctioneer Leo Redden said the sale had a “remarkable presentation”, especially given the lack of feed.
“The carcase conformation was for ideal industry sheep,” he said.
“The sale held up without a number of pastoral orders.”
There was still good support form volume buyers with WG&EM Bendall, Lake Cargelligo, NSW, buying 30 rams to $1000, averaging $853.
LN&SN Bury, Quorn, bought 10 rams to $2400, averaging $1700.
Operating at the top end of the catalogue, DM Scott & Co, Clare, bought eight rams to the $5000 second top, twice, averaging $3838.
Warooka Pastoral, Melville Forest, Vic, bought eight rams to $4400, averaging $2411.
Northdale Props, Meningie, bought seven rams to $3200, averaging $1714.
The Heard family, Lake Banks, Tooan, Vic, bought seven rams to $2200, averaging $1857.
Mel Robins Partners, Melton, Vic, bought six rams to $3600, averaging $2700, while LW&SD Tiller, Balaklava, also bought six rams to $4000 averaging $2416.
Yorkvale Props, Kapunda, bought six rams to $3600, averaging $1783.
Mr Michael was pleased with the “solid” clearance and widespread support, with rams heading to NSW, Qld, Vic, as well as Eyre Peninsula, pastoral areas, Mallee and South East.
“It’s great to see repeat business from clients that have been buying here for more than 30 years,” he said.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Landmark.