AUSTRALIAN White meatsheep rams were in very strong demand with 142 head selling for a top of $4400 to average $2255 at the Springdale and Keilah sale.
Held at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds, the catalogue of 142 head resulted in a 100 per cent clearance for joint selling agents Elders, Ray White Livestock and TopX. A total of 52 lots sold on AuctionsPlus.
The rams were offered by Murray and Helen Schroder, Keilah, Inglewood, and Mark and Angie Davey, Springdale, Stanthorpe, who have developed Australian White studs based on Tattykeel genetics.
Sale topper was a very attractive 104kg August 2020-drop Springdale ram showing plenty of length and depth. He went to David and Michelle Murray, Boolara, Meandarra.
The Murrays run a 2000 head Dorper-cross ewe flock and have been using Australian White rams for the past four years to maximise meat quality and production.
Second top price was $4000 for a 111kg August-drop Keilah ram, which sold online to the Toms family, Warialda, NSW.
A July drop 108kg ram also sold for $3800 to James Weir, Crookwell, NSW, who took home three including one for $3200.
The Hilton family, Texas, paid $3000 for a 101kg July-drop Springdale ram.
Volume buyers were Andrew and Lara Finlay, Pikes Creek, Stanthorpe, who took home 17, including three for $3000 each.
Lachlan Finlay and his mother Janine were also active at the sale, buying 10 quality rams including one for $3000 for their recently acquired property Verona at Inglewood.
Doonba Grazing bought four for its Dalby operation.
Australian Whites are a stabilised, composite shedding breed made up of White Dorper, Van Rooy, Poll Dorset and Texel genetics.
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