A DEEP ram with a strong showing in both the fleece and carcase has attracted plenty of attention at the Allala on-property sale in Kapinnie on Friday.
All up, 70 of the 90 rams offered sold under the hammer, for an average $1200 and high of $4800.
The sale started with a bang, with Lot 1 knocked down for the highest price.
The 114-kilogram ram, which had fleece figures of 21.8 micron, weighing 5.5kg when shorn, 3 standard deviation, 13.7 coefficient of variation and 99.2 per cent comfort factor, was bought by regular top end buyer CD Watson & Co, Tooligie.
The ram also had a 4 millimetre fat score and 42.4mm eye muscle depth.
Allala principal Cliff Phelps said the ram was a good example of the dual purpose rams they tried to breed.
"It was a very deep, long sheep, with good figures," he said.
"We're all trying to breed those meat qualities and wool qualities."
Another long-time top end buyer, GA Jolly & Sons, Karkoo, picked up the sale's equal second-highest price ram at Lot 4 for $3200.
The ram weighed 95kg with figures of 19.2M, 2.9SD, 15.1CV, 99.7CF, 4.6fat and 40.5EMD.
Leading the volume buyers was AR&DA Arbon, Tooligie, who picked up 12 rams to the equal second-highest price of $3200 and an average of $1266.
Chickaloo Pastoral, Bramfield, bought 11 rams to $1400, averaging $1036.
Nutrien stud stock manager Gordon Wood said the sale was solid, but was missing some buyers throughout the middle runs for various reasons.
"The sheep presented very well, with good, crimpy white wools," he said.
Rams are still available for private selection.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Nutrien, with Elders stud stock's Tony Wetherall on the rostrum.
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