Success credited to buoyant industry

TOP RAM: Ross Jackson holds Lot 3, the top-priced Border Leicester ram, who was sired by Jackson Iron Man and had success at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
TOP RAM: Ross Jackson holds Lot 3, the top-priced Border Leicester ram, who was sired by Jackson Iron Man and had success at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.

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.

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