Regular buyers contribute to full Brimanna clearance

Regular buyers contribute to full Brimanna clearance

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TOP PICK: Brimanna principal Jayden Harris, top price ram buyers Charlotte, Jacqui and Dan (second right) Vorstenbosch, Nutrien auctioneer Gordon Wood and stud consultant Paul Cousins.

TOP PICK: Brimanna principal Jayden Harris, top price ram buyers Charlotte, Jacqui and Dan (second right) Vorstenbosch, Nutrien auctioneer Gordon Wood and stud consultant Paul Cousins.

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A FULL clearance and healthy average of $2204 ensured Brimanna Poll Merino principal Jayden Harris was pleased after the stud's on-property auction at Yeelanna on Monday.

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A FULL clearance and healthy average of $2204 ensured Brimanna Poll Merino principal Jayden Harris was pleased after the stud's on-property auction at Yeelanna on Monday.

While the average was back on last year's stud record of $2782, Mr Harris said that was more of an indication of just how exceptional the 2019 sale was.

"It was back a little bit on last year but I think it was a more realistic average and a pretty solid sale throughout," he said.

"There was a little less competition on a few rams.

"Some people have made the decision to cut back on Merinos this year with the wool market the way it is, but I still think the result was more of a reflection on the fact that last year was an exceptional sale."

In the sale breakdown, 85 rams were offered and sold in the main auction to a top price of $7000 and average of $2204.

A further 15 rams were offered in a mini-auction, with 11 of those selling for an average of $836.

Mr Harris was happy with how the rams presented and said consistent competition throughout the catalogue and into the mini-auction was a testament to the quality of sheep on offer.

The sale got off to a strong start with the first ten lots averaging more than $5000, underpinned by regular returning clients.

One of those returning buyers was Arunta Pastoral, Warramboo, who snapped up lot one - and the sale's top-priced ram - for $7000 and took a further three to $6200.

The lot one ram was sired by Kamora Park 461, which was bought by Brimanna principal Jayden Harris for $14,000 at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show and noted for its exceptional wool quality.

The 118-kilogram ram carried a 21.1 micron fleece, with 3.1 standard deviation, 14.7 coefficient of variation, and a 99.2 per cent comfort factor.

Other volume buyers included A&T Robins & Son, Yeelanna, who bought 27 rams to $1400, Kaira Pty Ltd, Wirrulla, buying six rams to $5400, GA&DJ Giddings, Wanilla, taking six to $2200 and JM&JK Jones buying five to $1800.

There were several new buyers present including Skinner Bros, Karkoo, who bought two rams to $3000, Claughton Family Trust, Yallunda Flat, buying two to $1300 and Boehm Bros, taking two to $800.

Brimanna's sale was conducted by Nutrien Ag Solutions, with Gordon Wood wielding the gavel.

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