MULLOORIE'S square-framed sires were in demand at the stud's on-property sale at Tintinara on Thursday last week, with loyal clients helping to push the sale to a top of $5800.
It was a tight tussle for bidders at the sale, with 33 rams sold from 36 offered, averaging $2559.
The 1.5-year-old top price ram, 1140, was sired by WA ram, Willemup, which has consistently produced Mulloorie's top price rams.
It weighed 110 kilograms and had fleece measurements of 20.2 micron, 3.1 standard deviation, 15.5 coefficient of variation and 99.5 per cent comfort factor.
It scanned an eye muscle depth of 42 millimetres and a 7mm fat depth.
Stud principal Peter Meyer said the sire produced the bold, well-nourished wool the stud was known for.
"It's a square sire with white crimpy wool - it was as strong standout in the line-up," Mr Meyer said.
Return clients MG&HP Coles, Clare, secured the top price ram.
The second-highest price ram made $5400 and was knocked down to Tohl Brothers, Booborowie.
Sired by Mulloorie Marley, the one-year-old, 100kg ram had fleece measurements of 20.8M, 3.1SD, 14.5CV and 99.7CF.
It also had a 40EMA and 6.5mm fat depth.
Tohl Brothers also bought a further two rams for $2200 and $1000, averaging $2866.
AMP Farms Trust, Tungkillo, secured two rams to $2600, and a further two at $1800, averaging $2200.
MW Copping, Lucindale, bought three to $5200, averaging $4733.
BW & T Prescott, Bordertown, bought four to $4600, averaging $2900, and David Brooker and Steph Brooker-Jones, Lucindale, bought two rams for $2800 and $2600.
Elders auctioneer Tom Penna, Victor Harbor, said it was the best catalogue of rams Mulloorie had offered at an auction.
"Standard-wise, it was the best I have seen from Mulloorie," he said.
"The entire line-up had strong-boned, well-covered sheep that cut a lot of wool."
Mr Penna said the paddock-run line-up offered a drawcard for buyers looking for top-end commercial sires.
The sale was conducted by Elders Keith and interfaced with AuctionsPlus, with Mr Penna taking the bids.
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