$6000 for Merino ram
WELL-known stud Merryville, Boorowa, have sold the top and second highest rams at the Ballarat Fine Wool Merino ram sale on Monday.
lvin Shelley, AWN Geelong, bought top priced ram on behalf of WH McKay & Co, Yass. He is pictured with vendor Wal Merriman, Merryville, Boorowa.
The top-priced ram at $6000 sold to WH McKay and Co, Yass, NSW, who were bidding on the phone via AWN Geelong agent Kelvin Shelley.
AWN also purchased the second highest priced ram on behalf of AW&JM Tivehurst, Bookham, NSW.
Another regular Merryville buyer, NT Collins, Yarram, pushed the top two rams but finished with another at $3500.
Merryville sold eight rams at an average of $2781.
The first prize ram in the pre-sale judging sold at $5000 for the Wurrook stud, Rokewood, who sold six rams av $2417.
The top rising two-year-old Poll ram was bought by AC&SL McKenzie through Elders Deniliquin, NSW.
Glenpaen, Brimpaen, received $4000 for their ram that came second in the pre-sale judging, sold to MF&HL Russell, Caramut, through Arcadian Wool.
Glenpaen had the highest average at the Ballarat sale - av $3125 for two rams.
The ram that came third in the pre-sale judging was the single offering from Eilan Donan, Elphinstone, which made $1800 sold to S Ford & Sons through Rodwells Bendigo.
Regular vendors Beverley, Redesdale, sold rams to $2400, av $1350 for four rams - the top going to regular client Clive Farming through Arcadian Geelong.
Overall the sale achieved an 86 per cent clearance, with 46 rams selling to $6000, averaging $2025 for the Victorian and NSW studs involved - slightly below last year's average of $2335.