Average of $899 at Halls’ ram sale

Bob GarnantCountryman
With the $1200 top-priced Monte Verde ram, were Landmark agent Mitchell Crosby, Harrison Beres, Monte Verde principals Sue and Stan Hall and Fiona Hall.
Camera IconWith the $1200 top-priced Monte Verde ram, were Landmark agent Mitchell Crosby, Harrison Beres, Monte Verde principals Sue and Stan Hall and Fiona Hall. Credit: Bob Garnant

Monte Verde Merino and Poll Merino rams sold to a top of $1200 at the Hall family’s annual on-property ram sale at West Kendenup last week.

Overall the sale, conducted by Landmark, realised 41 rams sold for an average price of $899, down $22/head on last year when 40 sold for an average price of $921.

The sale topper, a first drop by Yarrawonga 961, one of 14 sons offered, was secured by Landmark stud stock agent Mitchell Crosby, who was bidding on behalf of repeat buying account M Cooke & Sons, of Grass Valley.

Mr Crosby secured a total of nine Poll Merinos and four Merinos on behalf of the Cooke family for an average price of $973.

Also returning to the sale, Mark Jefferies, of Chadwell Estate, Tenterden, secured three Poll Merino rams, including two by Yarrawonga 961, for an average price of $1033.

New buying account Jebarjup Pastoral Co, of Frankland River, secured a total of five Polls for an average price of $860.

Tenterden account Greenvale Grazing Co secured five rams for an average price of $840.

Repeat buyer David Warburton, of Mount Barker, secured a total of eight rams for an average price of $831.

Primaries agent Rob Williams secured three rams for new buying account Tim Sampson.

Monte Verde stud co-principal Stan Hall said he was very pleased with the Yarrawonga progeny offering.

“We were pleased to have good buying support for our paddock-run rams,” he said.

Landmark auctioneer Charlie Staite said the sale quality and results were in line with previous years.

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