JACKSON & Two Dot stud co-principal Carol Jackson has credited the success of the stud’s ram sale to a buoyant sheep and wool industry.
The Moyston stud offered 91 Border Leicester rams – and sold the lot – to hit a top price of $6250, which is up $750 on last year’s top price, and an average price of $1935, up $389.
There were also 40 Poll Dorset rams offered, with 38 selling to a top price of $2200 twice, which is a similar result to last year’s top price, averaging $1418, up $41.
Ms Jackson said they were “quite amazed by the result”.
“Everything within the sheep industry is very positive at the moment – lamb prices, ewe prices, wool prices … everything’s going well,” Ms Jackson said.
“Maybe it’s carrying over to flock ram sales, people are prepared to pay a little bit more because they’re receiving a bit more themselves.”
She said rams were well-finished.
“We were quite proud of the rams this year, it was a very strong lineup,” she said.
Nick Black, Hawkesdale, purchased the top-priced ram, Lot 3.
The ram was sired by Jackson Iron Man, and was one of the first prize-winning pair of shorn rams at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
Lot 1, the third prize-winning shorn ram, was purchased by Louise Mann, Glenthompson, for $5250.
There were many volume buyers on the day, including long-time clients Glendhu Grazing, Crowlands, who purchased 16 to a top of $2500, av $1778.
First-time buyer Sam King, Gonlin Pty Ltd, Tatyoon, bid strongly to secure eight rams, averaging $1687.
Glenn Pretty, Brewster, paid to a top of $1700 twice, for his draft of six rams.
In the Poll Dorset section, the first two rams hit the equal top price of $2200, and were both bought by the Anderson family, ‘The Croft’, Moyston.
Volume buyers were strong here too.
Pat Millear, Willaura, bought 11 rams, averaging $1336.
IR and LE Jubb Hexham bought four, topping at $1700 twice.