KANIVA’S Hannaton Merinos has auctioned a ram for charity, at each of its sales, for the past 12 years.
This year, they raised $3000 for a charity close to stud principal Sally Hicks’ heart – the Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia.
Mrs Hicks is about to undergo chemotherapy, after being diagnosed with the disease.
She said she most likely contracted the lung disease, when she renovated a house, when she was younger.
Mrs Hicks said she chose the ram that was auctioned for the charity – a 15-month old poll merino that she named Des.
“We wanted to keep him, but the boys put him up for sale, so I am glad he made a lot of money,” she said.
She said the ram had a presence about him.
“You can see the way he stands up, he stands proud – I like that in a ram, he has a beautiful, soft nose, he is so stretchy, is really long and has a straight back.”
Buyer Trevor Keller, of Rainbow, said the ram ticked all the right the boxes.
“It was his size and the way he stands on the ground, he is a good big ram,” he said.
Mr Keller said knowing what Mrs Hicks was going through, sealed the deal.