Buyers in attendance at the Hillview Dohne annual ram sale on Friday were bidding up with all but one of the 17 registered buyers making a purchase.
Of the 66 Dohne rams offered, 59 sold to a top of $4200 in Lot 7 and a sale average of $1239.
The top price ram was sired by ER193494 and had figures of 6.5 post weaning weight, 0.3 eye muscle depth, -0.1 fat, 15.7 clean fleece weight, -0.1 fiber diametre and a -0.8 coefficient of variation.
Lot 7 carried a Dohne Index value of 168.8, a 18.4 micron and a 63.7 yield of wool on the fleece.
Last years volume buyer Everglen Ag, Lock, bought the top ram along with three others and had been a returning buyer for a number of years.
Wayne Hodge said the wool credentials were fantastic on lot 7.
"It stood out as one of the better ones on the day for style of wool, higher yielding and fast free growing wool," he said.
"As we shear every six months, we target a couple of different traits where we need to pass free growing wool on them and it ticked most of the boxes."
Hillview Dohne stud principal Robert Holmes said the top price ram had a big frame and a straight body.
"It's wool was white and nourished," he said.
"We were happy with the sale result but it is seasonal it gets hard when things are how they are over this way at this moment."
Volume buyers included TJ Patterson, Streaky Bay who bought 12, AA Trezona & Sons, Petina, who bought 10, and PL&JM Wheaten, Streaky Bay, who bought five.
Elders livestock agent Milton Holmes said considering the current market the sale went as good as could be expected.
"There were clients there that didn't buy rams at all because they're not sure what they're gonna do because of the current pricing," he said.
"There were a few bulk buyers and we were very happy that they keep coming back each year and buying quantity of numbers."
The sale was conducted by Elders and Nutrien.