GALAXY Park and Fingerpost White Suffolk studs held their 34th annual ram sale at Monarto on Tuesday last week, selling 14 more rams and increasing their average by just over $150.
The studs aim to breed long, high muscled early growth rams so their clients can hit markets early.
Overall, 81 rams sold from 87 offered to $2600, averaging $1157.
Return buyer RJ&AJ Simcock, Tailem Bend, bought the first four rams for an average of $2025, including the sale's top price ram at $2600.
Tag 35 was sired by Ashmore 170568 and had Lambplan figures of 0.46 body weight, 17.4 post-weaning weight, -0.9 PW fat, 1.46 PW eye muscle depth, Carcase Plus index of 215 and a Terminal Carcase Production index of 154.4.
Elders agent Paul Keynes, Murray Bridge, bought 20 rams on behalf of Handley Pastoral Company, Field, to $1300, averaging $1125.
The rams will be used over Merino ewes for April/May lambing and targeting the trade and store lamb markets with a 22-kilogram to 23kg carcase weight.
Chad Burbidge, Ettrick, was another major volume buyer, operating on behalf of Kurra-Wirra Pastoral, Harrow, Vic, who wanted rams for maiden Merino ewes.
He bought 11 rams to $1200, averaging $991.
Mr Burbidge also bought three rams for his own use.
Other volume buyers were JE,JF,PJ&RA Rogers with six rams to average $1000, CA Paech & K Molnar bought five rams to average $1120, and Andrew Kebbell bought four rams to average $1350.
The Gale family continue to donate to the McGrath Foundation to support breast cancer research. This year, $1300 will be donated.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Nutrien.