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Elders facilitates biggest ram sale in Australia

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23 September 2022, Australia: A record-breaking 600 merino and poll merino rams were sold at the East Bungaree and Collinsville annual sale in Hallett, South Australia this week at an average of $2,689.

For the first time that the respective sales were combined, the results showed resounding success and outstanding value for buyers.

Stud Stock Marketing Manager Tom Penna said the sale demonstrated terrific confidence in the vendors’ breeding.

“These were the top 600 of these vendors’ offerings, so [the sale] offered a great opportunity to get into those strong genetics,” he said.

“Many pastoral people are having a great season and are investing in their genetics; the day was a huge success.”

The top price ram came from the Collinsville Specialty Selected Stud Sires at $48,000, sold to Kolindale, WA.

Collinsville Stud Principal Georgie Millington says the success of the day was owing to the hard work of both stud’s teams, as well as their support staff and families.

“At Collinsville, our unwavering focus is to breed profitable sheep for our customers and we believe this year’s line-up is a really good example of that,” he said.

“We are constantly striving to improve wool quality whilst retaining an early maturing, fertile animal, on a large, structurally correct, meaty frame.

“We can’t do this without a big group effort from everyone here.”

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