WA studs busy at Adelaide sale

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Argentinean interests paid $26,000 for the top-priced sheep at last week's South Australian Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale, held at the Adelaide Showground.

The top ram, from a total offering of 122 sires, was sold by South Australian stud Springvale North Poll Merino stud, owned by Peter Stockman Pty Ltd.

WA had a presence at the sheep show judging that took place for two days before the sale.

James Scanlon, of Wagin, and Clinton Wise, of Katanning, joined the judging panel.

Graeme Wells, of One Oak stud, New South Wales, took out the supreme champion sheep of the show award.

On sale day in Adelaide there were 29 studs with sheep on offer and 112 were cleared from the 122 offered. The sale grossed $733,500 and the average price paid was $6549.11.

WA interests who were buying rams at the sale included the Webster family's Kylie stud, of Dudinin, which paid $10,000 for a Greenfields stud ram. This was one of the heavier sires in the shed, weighing in at 153kg.

Also active from WA were AG and AM Carmody, of Kulin, Belmont Park/East Mundalla, of Wagin, MN and AK Ford, of Williams, and Sutherland Grazing Co, of Perenjori.

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