Offered 30 30
Sold 30 23
Top $3000 $3100
Av $1502 $1547
PINDARI Poll Merino and Dohne stud achieved full clearance at its on-property sale at Waterloo on Tuesday this week, after it offered one of its most "consistent" line-ups.
The stud was commended for its "expedential growth improvement" by Landmark stud stock's Leo Redden, and the 30 Poll Merino rams offered sold to $3000, averaging $1502.
Out of the ten Dohne rams offered, eight were sold to a top of $1000, for a $912 sale average.
The $3000 top price ram was sold to Andrew Baxter, Manoora, who secured another ram for $1800.
The top price ram's 17.6-micron fleece measured 16.3 for coefficient of variation with a 99.7pc comfort factor.
The 91-kilogram sire had a 35mm eye muscle depth and 4mm for fat.
As a long-term buyer, Mr Baxter has continued to source Pindari genetics because of wool quality.
"The sheep really suit our conditions," he said.
"The nourishment in the wool of the top price ram was what attracted me to it.
"I am a wool man first - I visually look and feel the wool quality first before I take figures into account."
Mr Baxter also said Pindari genetics had maintained his 20 micron wool and hogget bodyweights.
The $2800 second-highest price ram was sold to Neumann Family Trust, Marrabel, who secured another ram for $2000.
The 86-kilogram ram's 19.7M fleece measured 13.9CF and 99.5CF with 40mm EMD and 5mm for fat.
Stud principal Robin Schwartz said he was pleased with the consistent line-up.
"We were really happy about the wool nourishment in a tough season - the carcase attributes were what we were chasing too," he said.
"Being able to achieve up to 40mm EMD in a 14-month-old ram is pretty good."
Landmark stud stock Leo Redden said the top price ram had an ideal combination of great structure and nourished wool.
"It was clear throughout the sale that Pindari's carcase trait improvement on last season was expedential," he said.
AJ&TM Bastian, Booleroo Centre, bought four rams to $2600, averaging $1800.
Riversource Farm Trust, Waterloo, bought five to $1900, averaging $1260.
GK Rich, Sherlock, bought six to $1000 and Rocky Downs Propriety Limited, Murray Bridge, bought four to $1000.
Light View Trading, Waterloo, secured four to $1500, averaging $1425.
Humphris Family Trust, Gladstone, bought three rams to $2000, averaging $1860.
The sale was conducted by Landmark Burra.
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