Bella Lana clears 135 Poll Merino rams
for $2492 average
Hannah Brien holds the $10,000 Bella Lana sale-topper with Anna and Scott Brien, John Settree, Nutrien Dubbo auctioneer, buyer Muz O’Malveney, and Brad Wilson, Nutrien, Dubbo.Aa
NEW and returning established clients took home every ram offered at the 12th on-property Bella Lana Poll Merino stud sale at Dripstone near Wellington on Wednesday.
All 125 rams sold in a total auction clearance for a healthy $2492 average, up $556 on last year, and selling an extra 35 rams. While the majority of buyer came from all parts of NSW, a Victorian was among three buyers purchasing online through AuctionsPlus.
Returning to purchase the top-price ram, MJO Rural’s Muz O’Malveney, Yeramba, Canowindra, this year had to fight a bidding dual to $10,000 to secure the high performer sired by Wallaloo Park 170760 and from a ewe sired by KAR 070788.
This PP poll ram growing 18 micron was in the top five per cent ranking for number of lambs weaned (NLW), Merino production – plus (MP+) and Dual purpose plus (DP+).
Mr O’Malveney said he returned each year because Bella Lana rams produced better performing lambs from his flock of 800 ewes.
“Lambs made an extra $20 a head for me this year,” he said.
Second top price of $6250 was paid by N Hearn, Dinghy Flat, Bigga, for a 17.7 micron son of Wallaloo Park 150294. He also purchased another ram for $4750.
Third top-priced ram at $6000 was purchased by the Bruce family, Koorong, Bombala.
Returning each year was Warren Leeson, Anglewood, Dunedoo, who purchased four rams averaging $3625 and topping at $4250 for a son of Kerin Poll 151911 growing 17.1 micron wool and a leader for yearling weight (YWT).
The sale was conducted by Nutrien Stud Stock, Dubbo, with John Settree the auctioneer.
What a sale!