FOLLOWING a substantial offer on its on-property sale team leader, Winton 105, the Ejanding stud, Dowerin, has announced it has recently negotiated a private sale of the ram.
The ram has been purchased by Scott and Sue Pickering, Derella Downs stud, Cascade, for $8000.
Ejanding will retain a half semen share in the ram.
Ejanding stud principal Brett Jones said they initially intended to sell Winton at their on-property sale but after receiving the offer from Derella Downs, following the Narrogin Long Wool Day, they decided it was too good to refuse.
"We displayed him at Long Wool Day and he created a great deal of interest and Scott presented us with an offer that we considered and accepted," Mr Jones said.
Mr Jones said Winton, which was sired by Ejanding Impact 64, was a structurally correct sire with an exceptional combination of outstanding wool quality and excellent growth and carcase traits.
Mr Pickering said the Ejanding ram purchase marked the first time in almost 15 years he had introduced WA genetics into his stud.
"We were very impressed by his structural correctness and good ASBV figures," Mr Pickering said.
"He has very good feet and a bold and deep crimping wool.
"The ram recorded +20pc fleece weight and had a good eye muscle depth of 39mm and fat scan of 4mm."
Mr Pickering said he inspected the ram at the Narrogin Long Wool Day and decided he wanted to try something a bit new in the stud so after a discussion on the weekend following Long Wool Day, he made an offer.
The ram is likely to be used in an AI program within the Derella Downs stud on about 300 big ewes of a similar wool type.
Not only is it Winton's physical attributes which attracted potential buyers but also its Australian Sheep Breeding Values and raw figures.
Winton has ASBVs of +20 for ycfw, -1.9 for yfd, +9.3 for ysl, +4.2 for ywt, +0.2 for yemd, -0.1 for yfat and DP+ index of 144.
In March, Winton's raw figures were 16.7 micron, 15.6 CV, 2.6 SD, 83kg bodyweight, 39mm EMD and 4mm fat and when re-taken in June they were 18.9 micron, 13.2 CV, 2.5 SD and 105kg.
The Ejanding stud will display the ram at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days in the Bayer Avenge Ram Shed and semen from the ram is available for sale.