EASTERN states Merino genetics are again heading to WA after the 21st annual Egelabra Merino ram sale held at, Warren, NSW.
There was a total clearance of the 124 Egelabra rams for auctioneers Mark Barton, Landmark, and Paul Dooley, Elders, at an average $1604 and a top of $4000.
WA connections Murray and Ian Hall, Hillroy Farms, Brookton, didn't let the opportunity to secure quality genetics slip pass when lot one went under the hammer.
After fierce bidding on the 20.8 micron, 99.5pc comfort factor ram the Hills finally secured the ram for the sale's $4000 top price.
Other buyers in the sale included Listowel Downs Pastoral Company, Listowel Downs, Blackall, Queensland, who bought four rams for a $2263 average which included a stud ram at $3250.
Colin Peffer, Peffer Pastoral Company, Vale Head, Molong, NSW, paid to $3250 to secure the top-priced flock ram to finish with four rams for a $2213 average.
Putting an excellent floor in the market was Andrew McGrath, Womboin Station, Girilambone, NSW who bought 24 rams for a $1583 average and paid to $2600 for the last lot of the sale which was an 18.3 micron ram.
Another bulk buyer was Dutton Park Pastoral Company, Dutton Park, Young, NSW, which paid to $2000 twice and averaged $1462 to secure 13 rams.
Egelabra general manager Cam Munro said it was an outstanding result to achieve a 100pc clearance after deciding to present only the same number of rams that had sold at the 2003 sale.