THE Jandebrey White Suffolk sale, held at the Maitland Showground, achieved an increase in top price and average on last year's result.
Stud principals Geoff and Tania Stock, Sandilands, sold 62 rams of the 80 offered, averaging $1079, and reaching a high of $1600.
Last year's sale, all 80 rams sold to $1550, averaging $993.
For the second consecutive year, Des Detmar, Warooka, purchased the top-price ram.
The ram, at lot 26, was sired by Baringa 16/0224 and described by Mr Stock as "the most stylish ram in the sale, displaying clean Suffolk features, excellent length and muscling".
Mr Detmar will use the ram over Border Leicester-Merino ewes for prime lamb production.
"It was a stand out in the line-up, a nice and long ram with a good looking head on it," he said.
Volume buyers included regular clients Orkney Props, Naracoorte, who bought seven rams to $1100, averaging $1050, while Roger and Alison Clift, Sheaoak Pastoral, Sheaoak Flat, secured five rams to $1500, averaging $1440.
"These rams are ready to go straight into the paddock and it is great to see lambs bringing good prices," Mr Clift said.
Redding Farming, Sandilands, bought six rams to $1400, averaging $1150, while CM Parsons, Curramulka, selected four rams to $1300, averaging $1250, and K&KA Campion, Curramulka, bought four rams to $1200, averaging $1150.
Mark A Carter & Co, Ardrossan, bought six rams averaging $1066, and another agent secured a further 20 rams on-property after the sale.
Mr Stock was particularly pleased to receive solid support from many local, repeat buyers.
"Lamb prices are holding up well and there is still confidence that this positive trend will continue," he said.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Ag Solutions, with Gordon Wood as auctioneer.
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