VOLUME buyers enabled Woodoona Poll Merino stud to clear more rams at its on-property sale at Borrika on Thursday last week.
Stud principals Ian and Nick Wood sold 73 rams from 80 offered - 20 more head than the 2019 sale - also posting a higher top price of $5000, averaging $1516.
Last year the sale averaged $1623.
This year, 17 buyers that registered for the sale, including two from Far West NSW, with all bar two client going home with rams.
Nick Wood said it was good to see the two pastoral clients return after being absent for a number of years.
"It has been so dry up there. They had some rain in March and another follow-up just prior to the sale," he said.
They were the biggest volume buyers, with Wyndham Props, Wentworth, NSW, taking home 12 rams to $1800, averaging $1058, while Boolkamena Station, Menindee, NSW, bought 12 all at $800.
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Long-time local clients Robert and Anne Simcock, Tailem Bend, paid the $5000 top price at lot 8 - a 115-kilogram homebred-sired ram.
It had wool figures of 17.6 micron, 2.2 standard deviation, 12.5 coefficient of variation and 99.8 per cent comfort factor.
The Simcocks bought five rams in total, averaging $3440.
This also included one at the sale's second-highest price of $4000 - a Moorundie 202-sired ram weighing 107kg and boasting a 20.2M fleece, with 3.7SD, 18.3CV and 99.4pc CF.
Another ram that sold at $4000 went to Bindmurra, Blanchetown, who bought three rams averaging $2433.
Their top ram, also by a Moorundie sire, weighing a whopping 124kg, had 19.6M wool with 2.9SD, 14.8CV and 99.7pc CF.
Keilira Props, Kingston SE, went home with nine rams to $2800, averaging $1689, while Pahl Farm Trust, Murray Bridge, bought five to $2200, averaging $1880.
Nutrien Ag Solutions conducted the sale, with Leo Redden as the auctioneer.
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