Offered 90 93
Sold 70 74
Top $2800 $3200
Av $1465 $1324
Glen Holme Dohne stud reached its highest ever sale average at its 8th on-property sale at Manoora on Thursday last week.
The $2800 top price ram was bought by NC Sommerville and Co, Hilltown.
The 89.5-kilogram ram was sired by Glen Holme ram and its Australian Sheep Breeding Values included 6.2 for post-weaning weight, 1.1PW eye muscle depth, with a 18.5-micron fleece and a greasy fleece weight of 10.2.
Luke Sommerville said its index figures and noticeable high wool quality were the qualities he was looking for.
“Since using Glen Holme genetics our lambing percentages have increased by 30 per cent.”
The Sommerville’s bought three rams in total, averaging $2000.
The $2600 second-highest price was reached three times, with the first one bought by John Evans, Leeton, NSW.
The ram had 7.3PWWT, 1.5PW EMD, with a 19.2-micron fleece and 2.9GFW.
Mr Evans secured another ram at $1800.
Indoota Pastoral, Riverton, also secured one of the rams at $2600, and secured a further three rams, averaging $1950 across the four.
Return buyers KA DK & NJ Hawthorne, Pinnaroo, bought the final ram, and also secured one of the larger drafts with six rams in total, averaging $1833.
Kernchen & Co, Saddleworth, were the sale’s volume buyer with eight rams all at $800.
Return buyers KA DK & NJ Hawthorne, Pinnaroo, also secured one of the larger drafts of rams, with six rams to $2600, averaging $1833.
South-East buyer Mardango Props, Keith, bought seven rams to $1600, averaging $1342.
Stud principal Allen Kelly said he was pleased with the sale’s result.
“Producers know they can have their cake and eat it too with the Dohne because wool and lambs are making top dollar,” he said.
The sale was conducted by Landmark Riverton with stud stock’s Leo Redden as auctioneer.