HITTING its milestone twentieth year Springvale North's annual on-property offered 100 Poll Merino rams at Burra on Friday which reached a full clearance.
All 100 rams on offer were sold, topping at $5500 and averaging $2096, with an increased average on last years result.
The top-priced ram was lot two after competitive bidding interest, finally being knocked down to Treloar Farms, Keyneton.
The ram weighed 120 kilograms, with a 43.0mm eye muscle depth and 8.0mm fat depth. It's fleece measured at 18.8 micron, 2.6 standard deviation, 13.8 coefficient of variation and 100 per cent comfort factor.
Jason Treloar said the ram was of a very sound structure.
"He's a real nice ram, nice and broad, good deep bodied ram with real good crimpy white wool with a nice length to him as well," Mr Treloar said.
Mr Treloar bought three sires in total, including three of the top six prices, overall averaging $4,433, with wool quality improvement his main aim.
The stud offered muscular scan data new as of this year and Springvale North's stud principal, Peter Stockman was impressed with the numbers produced.
"The data and a mini auction was of the best interest of meeting client requirements," Mr Stockman said.
"The sale exceeded expectations, I thought we were going to be up but it more than doubled what I thought we'd be up by.
"Our line up has been coming more and more consistent every year, we just need to keep doing what we are doing."
Nutrien stud stock auctioneer Richard Miller said the stud offered predicable sheep in that what you see is what you get in this years line up.
"All the way through the sale they were just large framed, heavy wool cutting, massive carcase sheep that have been run under commercial paddock conditions," Mr Miller said.
Of the 25 registered buyers, 22 made purchases.
Volume buyer, buying 12 rams to $4800 with an average of $3408, was last years top-price buyer, L&AO Thomas, American River, Kangaroo Island.
DW&DM Williams bought 10 rams averaging $970, while AD Hutchings & Co, Minnipa, bought eight, averaging $2337.
Nutrien Ag Solutions conducted the sale, with Richard Miller as auctioneer.
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