There were record-breaking sales made at the Janmac ram sale on October 5.
Bruce Parker of Kingston paid the second top price at $3100 on his selection, Lot 2a, to go over Poll Dorset ewes for ram breeding duties on his property.
Records tumbled at Goroke on October 5 at the Janmac on-property Poll Dorset and White Suffolk annual production ram sale.
The Hausler families’ stud achieved a clearance of 170 Poll Dorset and White Suffolk rams topping at $5600 for an overall average of $1248.
Landmark’s Stud Stock’s Leo Redden, Riverton, along with Wayne Driscoll, Rodwells, Horsham, welcomed buyers to the 2016 Janmac sale, offering ‘durable rams with genetic potential to turn grass into $6/kg lambs’.
The price of the first ten rams did not come below the $1600 mark and it wasn’t until late in the catalogue that the price fell below $1000.
Selling for $5600, lot 3 was bought by Rick Foster, Haven Park Enterprises, through TDC, Penola. It was a combination of the best genetics introduced into Janmac in recent times, being a son of the Kentish Downs ram purchased for the top sale price at the 2014 Kentish Downs sale, and out of a daughter of the $28,000 Kurralea 110011 purchased in 2013.
Mr Foster liked the Poll Dorset ram’s ‘type’ and with a Carcase Plus index of 177.8 on Lambplan, eye muscle depth of 45 and a weaning weight of 62kg, it will be used as a sire over the family’s 300 Poll Dorset stud ewes.
Second top money was paid by prime lamb producer Bruce Parker, who went to $3100 on his selection, Lot 2a, to go over Poll Dorset ewes for ram breeding duties on his Kingston property. Leigh McGinty, Apsley bought 13 Poll Dorset rams from $900 to $1300 for an average of $1181, following on from his average of $1087 for 15 rams purchased at the 2015 sale.
Bill Rich, Rich Farming Trust, Goroke and buying through Rodwells, Edenhope, paid from $800 to $1200 for 12 Poll Dorset rams for a $1033 average. Repeat clients KF, ML & PD Merrett, Glendonald Pastoral, Apsley, bought 11 Poll Dorset rams from $1200 to $2000 for a buying average of $1636 through Kyle Livestock, while PR, ME & RP Donaldson, Edenhope picked up 10 Poll Dorset rams from $1100 to $1,200 for an average of $1160, buying through Rodwells, Edenhope.
Westwood, Edenhope bought eight rams through Rodwells, Edenhope; they comprised of two White Suffolks at $1000 each, and six Poll Dorsets from $900 to $1000 for an average of $975. Also buying eight Poll Dorset rams was Steve DiGiorgio, S&R DiGiorgio & Sons, Lucindale who paid $1000 to $1700, averaging $1312.
Purchasing seven Poll Dorset rams each were GK & LE Sambell, Kybybolite who paid from $1,200 to $1,800 for their selections and averaged $1,214 through PPHS Naracoorte; and Coronary Park, Naracoorte, paying $1000 to $1200 for an average of $1171.
Other buyers included John Hateley, Langkoop Victoria, through TDC Penola, buying six White Suffolk rams from $1100 to $1200 to averaging $1133; KP Farms through Landmark Naracoorte, with three White Suffolks at $1200 each and three Poll Dorsets from $1300 to $1700 at an average of $1134.
144 Poll Dorset rams were offered and achieved a total clearance, selling to a high of $5600 – blitzing the 2015 top price by $1500 – to average $1262. The twenty six White Suffolks offered sold to $1800 and averaged $1171.
Courtesy of Coastal Leader.