A BIG crowd of return clients supported Mount Yulong Poll Merino stud’s ninth annual on-property ram sale at Telangatuk East last Tuesday.
The buying gallery was offered 60 rams, and bought 53, to an average price of $1820, and a top price of $3750, which is up $1150 on last year’s top price.
The top-priced ram was purchased by Peter Remfry, Willaura, who is a long-term client of the stud.
The ram recorded fleece measurements of 20.5 micron, 2.7 standard deviation, 13.3 per cent co-efficient of variation, and 99.8 per cent comfort factor.
Buying big on the day was Neville Robinson, Ullswater, another return client, who bought 14.
Mount Yulong stud co-principal Peter Rogers said buying support from return clients was strong.
“There was a big crowd, up on last year, and it was really good to see so many return clients who are obviously having continued success,” he said.
He said they were very pleased with the result of the sale, following a stellar season.
“The season’s good, wool and meat prices are good, and I think that was all reflective in the prices that we made,” he said.
He said he and fellow principals Julie and Daniel have been working hard to breed dual purpose Poll Merino rams for 37 years.
“We’ve been trying to develop the meat side of things, and really concentrating on lambing percentages,” he said.
“Most of our clients are selling wether lambs, so dual purpose rams are very important for the job, particularly given that lambs are worth such good money at the moment.
“We’ve got plain-bodied sheep, with long-stapled, medium wool.”
He said the majority of the stud’s clients are local, and come from within a 100 kilometre radius of the stud.
The sale was run by Arcadian Wool and Landmark.