Confidence high at Taljar Polwarth ram sale

Confidence high at third annual Taljar Polwarth ram sale on Kangaroo Island

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Everyone's confidence was high having received decent rainfall over the October long weekend.

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TOP RAM: Paul Jardine of Nutrien Ag and Greg Downing of Elders with Jared McArdle and the Lot 2 ram purchased by Phil Thompson of Yorketown for $2300.

TOP RAM: Paul Jardine of Nutrien Ag and Greg Downing of Elders with Jared McArdle and the Lot 2 ram purchased by Phil Thompson of Yorketown for $2300.

THE third annual Taljar Polwarth ram sale was deemed a success, with confidence high after last summer's devastating bushfires on Kangaroo Island.

The sale was held on October 6 at the McArdle family's property near Parndana, with 45 rams from 58 offered sold to $2300, averaging $1070.

Despite the weather being a touch gloomy, stud co-principal Jared McArdle said everyone's confidence was high having received decent rainfall over the October long weekend.

The top price of $2300 went to lot 2, bought by Phil Thompson of Yorketown.

While lot 4 and 17 sold for $2100 to Glen Reardon of Willalooka and Quentin Willson respectively.

Volume and regular buyers included Trevor Weatherspoon, with five rams; the Bates family - seven rams; the Tremaine family - five rams; Quentin Willson with two rams; Brad Willson and Della Childs - 2 rams; Steve Sampson - three rams; Roger Williams - two rams; and John Hutchinson - one ram.

LIMESTONE COAST BOUND: Glen and Zac Reardon of Willalooka, with the Lot 4 ram purchased for $2100 and Taljar studmaster David McArdle.

LIMESTONE COAST BOUND: Glen and Zac Reardon of Willalooka, with the Lot 4 ram purchased for $2100 and Taljar studmaster David McArdle.

Studmaster David McArdle thanked everyone for their support in what had been a tough year for the Taljar Polwarth family and the KI community.

They also welcomed new buyers Henry Harvey, who bought 10 rams, and Andy Gilfillan, who went home with eight rams.

Mr McArdle also mentioned how lucky they had been with the sale rams surviving the fires, taking shelter in what remained the only untouched part of the paddock.

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