Wurrook rams reach $6000

Buyer of the top-priced ram, Ron Winfield, Brimpaen, and his agent Andrew Combe, Elders Horsham, with Wurrook studmaster Paul Walton, holding the $6000 sire.THE Walton Family, Wurrook, Rokewood, held their annual ram sale last week and achieved a total clearance of 100 rams which sold to a top of $6000 and averaged $1975.

A great result as more rams were offered this year and the average was up over $100 on last year.

Ron Winfield, Brimpaen, selected the top priced ram, lot one, for $6000 to use over his Wurrook blood nucleus ewes to breed his own flock rams.

The W-Supreme Monarch sired ram with an 18.1 micron. S.6 SD and a 100 per cent comfort factor with a plainer body, will tone down the thicker-wooled sheep on the Brimpaen property.

Second year buyers Buln Gherin, buying through Elders Ballarat, selected 11 rams to $5200 for their Skipton property.

Another client of over 40 years, Barwonleigh Agriculture, Inverleigh, was again active selecting 11 rams to $3400. Ennerdale Proprietors, Dundonnell, paid $3600 for a poll ram to breed their own flock rams and took another at $1700.

Landmark Ballarat client, Shane and Terry Bedggood, were also active paying to $3000 for four rams.

Buyers came from all areas of Victoria, South Australia and Southern New South Wales to buy the well-grown, fine and superfine rams.

Elders and Arcadia conducted the sale with Ben Finch auctioneering.

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