Nick and Jussy Lienert achieved an improved top price at their Oak Farms Merino and Poll Merino stud's annual ram sale at Buckleboo on August 20.
A good gallery of buyers competed on the catalogue of 60 rams, with 50 selling to $3800 and averaging $1180.
This year's top price was $900 higher than last year's sale, in which 59 rams were offered and sold, averaging $1351.
This year's Oak Farms offering averaged 19.78 micron, 99.55 per cent comfort factor and 116 kilograms bodyweight.
The top price was paid for a Poll Merino that went to Castle Hill, Port Vincent, while the highest price paid for a Merino ram was $3200 for a sire bought by Sharlu Park stud, Truro.
Local buyers supported the sale, with the volume buyer being Mt Eba, Kingoonya.
Oak Farms has been active at SA ram sales this year, paying the $9000 equal top price at Glenville's on-property auction, and buying White River's top price Poll Merino for $15,000 and their top price Merino ram in partnership with Sharlu Park stud, Truro, for $13,500.
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