New and repeat buyers secure rams
Principals, Craig and Karen Wilson sold 175 Poll Dorset rams for an average of $3050 which was a significant increase from their inaugural sale in 2020.
" It was pleasing to see people latching onto data," Mr Wilson said after the on-property auction at Yarragundry.
He was humbled by the support of both new and repeat buyers, and said it was evident people were confident in securing the younger ram lambs, that were backed by commercially-focused statistics.
"For me the most pleasing thing is the rams are being purchased by really progressive and professional businesses," he said.
"That's a big tick for the breeding program (at Kentish Downs)."
Mr Wilson said he believed the sale represented good value for purchasers.
He said the returns were there at a commercial level and ram purchasers were demonstrating that.
Mr Wilson said the catalogued information and figures helps to provide clarity around potentially selling an old ram and buying a new one.
With increased demand from buyers he confirmed there were opportunities to sell more rams in the future, both at physical on-property sales and also with the AuctionsPlus interface.
The sale also reflected confidence in the prime lamb industry in general.
Repeat purchaser Goorama Limited of Galong secured six rams, to the equal top price of $4400. This purchaser also bought the top-priced ram at the sale last year.
Fletcher's International Exports, Condobolin bought six rams to a high of $4200.
Chris Wilson of Oivi Lamb at Wantabadgery secured six rams to a high of $4000, he said he was buying the sires based on commercial merits and figures.
Repeat buyer Paling Yards Trading Co of Taralga took home 22 rams to a top-price of $3800.
Desava Limited of Boorowa bought five rams to a top of $3800. Woodstock Pastoral of Cooma secured two rams to a high of $3600.