THE annual Wychwood Suffolk Ram Sale held on-property in Margaret River each November might be a late fixture in the ram-selling season but it never holds back buyers from returning to secure quality genetics each year.
The offering was slightly decreased compared to last year but the Elders team squared away 21of the 23 Suffolk sires penned last Friday to gross $14,410 and average $686.
Elders Margaret River agent Alec Williams said once seasonal factors were taken into account, it was clear the quality of the rams on offer was exceptional.
"Repeat buyers secured very good sires to fill their replacement ram requirements," Mr Williams said.
"Many buyers commented on the quality of their purchases on the day."
Last year's top price buyer Sylvia Credaro, SJ Credaro, Busselton, got into the action early and forked out the sale top price of $820 for the first three lots offered.
Ms Credaro went on to secure the ram in pen eight to round out her team at an average of $790.
Another return buyer, Karridale-based producer Justin Todd, secured a team of seven to back up his volume buying effort in 2015, averaging $654.
The volume buyer title was almost taken by Glenbrae, Rosa Glen, who secured six sires for an average of $628.
The remainder of the offering was divided between local buyers, including Taunton Farm, Cowaramup, who bought two Wychwood sires at $700 a piece.