SPIRITED bidding at the annual on-property Eungai ram sale saw two sires share the top price of $2600, with regulars AP Martin & Sons, Miling, taking one and Keith Camac & Co, Gingin, buying the other.
Both were large framed sires, as would be expected from Eungai, with the Martin pick having a 19.2 micron, 99.9pc CF fleece, while Jason Camac chose a 19 micron, 99.9pc CF sire.
Keith Camac & Co, bought a larger team of seven rams, with the average price of $1500 including prices of $2000, $1800, $1200 and $1000 twice.
AP Martin & Sons were content with just buying a second ram for $1050, balancing their fine first pick with a 22.5 micron, 97.6pc CF sire to share the ride home.
Two buyers shared the volume buyer mantle, both buying 14 rams, with DJ & BM Gors, Beverley, averaging $1143 for their team with a top of $2100 and prices that included $1700, $1300, $1200 twice and $1100 three times.
Gracemore Farms, Watheroo, paid an average of $857 for its 14 Eungai rams, paying $1050 twice for its tops, taking three at $950 and two at $900.
The top-priced Poll Merino was purchased by Kianda Nominees, Bindi Bindi at $1500.
The ram featured a 21.6 micron fleece with a 99.2pc CF. It took three Merinos as well including one at a top of $1800.
JW White & Sons, Badgingarra, bought eight rams, each for $1000 or more, paying $1900 each for their two top picks, one had 21.3 micron, 99.8pc CF. wool, while the other came in at 22.3 micron, 98.1pc CF.
IP Turner & Co, Bindi Bindi, bought two sires for $2100 and $1500, while D & N Seymour Nominees Pty Ltd took five at an average of $750 with prices that included $950 and $800 twice.
Eungai stud principal, James McLagan, was "very, very pleased with the buyer support", believing that it was a great way to acknowledge "a beaut season".
"The results reflected good value for the stud, but more importantly, the buyers received good value for money," Mr McLagan said.
Landmark auctioneer Grant Lupton said there was more depth in the catalogue and this was reflected in the strong bidding.
"There was strong bidding and support well into the sale," he said.
"The quality of the offering showed in the very strong values, which also reflected the good season and strong wool market."