A NEW buyer took home the $5000 top price lot at Oakfarms' annual on-property Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Buckleboo on Monday.
The Lienert family sold all 64 rams on offer, for an average of $1296.
The top price ram at lot 3 was bought by first-time bidders PW&SJ Gutsche, Yorketown.
The 126-kilogram Oakfarms-bred ram recorded a 6kg greasy fleece weight. The fleece also measured 19.7 micron, with a 3.1 standard deviation, 15.8 coefficient of variation, and 99.5 per cent comfort factor.
Nutrien Ag Solutions Kimba's Matt Brown said the ram had a "big, deep barrel" and "fantastic broad stance".
"The Lienerts continue to breed for size and wool quality and are definitely breeding outstanding all-round, dual-purpose rams for all environments," he said.
The sale rams averaged 117kg, with average fleece measurements of 19.8M, 3.1SD, 15.8CV, 99.5CF and 5.7GFW.
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Volume buyers included Woolinie Co, Kimba, with eight rams to $2800, averaging $1575, while new buyers Cooyerdoo Station via Iron Knob took seven to $800, averaging $785.
Repeat buyers Woolford Bros, Kimba, bought four to $2600, averaging $1600; and Alpana Station via Blinman bought six rams to $1200, averaging $900.
Mount Eba Station via Glendambo took home nine rams averaging $755.
Oakfarms principal Nick Lienert said the feedback received at the sale was very positive, both about the sale rams and those they were keeping for their own reserves.
"It was a very good result, we were up on numbers and up on average, plus we had three or four new clients, which is great having people come through the door and buy rams," he said.
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Kimba, with Nutrien stud stock's Gordon Wood auctioneering.
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