|Veronica Smith, Montalta Bowning, NSW and her stock contractor Roy Robertson, Yass, NSW bought 8 rams at $1788. They are pictured with Tara Park Stud Principal Guy Evans, Boorowa NSW and Trevor Rentsch, Stonehaven Pastoral Company, Penshurst, Vic., who bought six rams average $2083. (photo©"The Land" Newspaper)|
Report By BRETT TINDAL
A BIG return cliental again cleared all 89 rams at the Evans families annual Tara Park Merino ram sale at Boorowa on Monday to average $1740.
It was that strong return buying support that cemented the total clearance with 15 of the 25 actual buyers taking home three or more rams and happy to pay good money for them.
The top ram was bought by Landmark studstock sheep specialist Kevin Coves for Lindsay and Laurie Picker, “Pleasant View”, Binda, for $4000, along with two others at $1700 and $2200.
The ram was a stylish 17.3 micron ram with a 2.3 standard deviation, 15.6 coefficient variation and 99.6 comfort factor and was out of the Tara Park ewe that won Supreme Exhibit at Sydney Royal in 2009.
Return client Sinclair Stratton, “Ulah Station”, Four Mile Creek via Orange, again bought six quality rams averaging $1783 and The Lagoons Partnership, Cavandish, Victoria, bought three out of the top run to $2700 tops averaging $2333.
Veronica Smith, "Montalta", Bowning and her stock contractor Roy Robertson, Yass, bought eight rams at $1788m, paying to $2000 in their 35 year of buying at Tara park.
Mrs Smith runs 2600 Merino ewes at her Bowning property and chasing 18 micron sheep with longer staple and the heavier cutting types with a soft handle.
Derneveagh Pastoral Company, “Derneveagh”, Harden, bought four rams out of the top end of the draft, averaging $2275, while Danny McGrath, Boorowa, bought five rams averaging $1300 and Neil Mattiske, “Sunnydale”, Forbes, purchased four rams at $1150.
Trevor Rentsch, Stonehaven Pastoral Company, Penshurst, Vic, bought six rams at $2083, paying to $2600 on two occasions.
Mr Rentsch who has been buying at Tara Park for 17 years, runs 2500 Merino ewes aiming at the 19 micron mark and wanted big productive rams that can cut a lot of wool
WL Mason and son, “Ameron”, Boorowa, averaged four rams at $1750, while B and M Cooyal, “Badgerville”, Orange, paid $3200 for a 15.9 micron ram, with a 2.8SD, 17.6 CV and 99.6 CF, outbidding james and Ray Barron from Adina Merino stud.
The Barron's, Adina Merino stud, Cooma, were not to be out done buying the previous rams for $2500, a stylish 18.3 micron ram, with a 2.7 SD, 14.4 CV and 99.7 CF.
Cragdurrock Trust, “Cragdurrock”, Balldale, bought five rams at $1580, while PT and VA Hinds, Dickson, ACT, rounded out the sale with six rams averaging $1267.
The sale was conducted by Elders and Landmark with Steve Ridley and Rick Power as the auctioneers.