TWO rams selling at $5000 each topped the 15th annual Glenwood Merino stud’s ram sale at Wellington last Friday.
A total of 107 rams from the 109 offered by Norm and Pip Smith and family averaged a healthy $1694 average when selling to Queensland, Tasmania and widespread areas of NSW.
Quandialla district’s Trevor and Sarah Ryan of Richmond Park Poll Merino stud paid equal top $5000 for an 18.1 micron ram sired by Richmond Park 579 with excellent estimated sheep breeding values for which Glenwood stud is noted.
“We trust the genetics of Glenwood and their rams are paddock run, so you get what you buy here,” Trevor Ryan said.
“As Norm says, there’s no smoke and mirrors at Glenwood.”
Paying the other $5000 were Mark Murphy and son, Luke, Karbullah Poll Merino stud, Goondiwindi, Qld for “a nice deep-bodied ram”.
Returning established clients Stephen and Kate Kiss, “Currawarra”, Spicers Creek, bought 10 rams to $4100 which averaged $2670.