Elders held the first of its three special spring ewe sales at Kojonup last week and the buyers appreciated the line-up, pushing prices to $162 as the wind blew up and the grey rain clouds rolled in.
Strong support from local and Eastern States buyers at the recent Anderson Rams Poll Merino on-property ram sale at Kojonup helped the Anderson family record another cracking sale result, including a 100 per cent clearance and a $2781 record average.
A brand new stud sire was on display at the Ridgetop on-property ram sale, with the Carter family keen to show off the stud's continued investment in genetic direction, which paid off with interest at the top end of the sale, resulting in a top-price of $2000 reached twice.
The 33rd annual on-property auction of 150 Poll Dorset rams, the Frost family, Hillden, Bannister realised $1372.95 for 146 sold at auction.
Every single lot of the 200 strong Poll Merino catalogue sold under Charlie Staite's hammer at the Sandilands family's on-property Billandri ram sale at Kendenup recently.
Buyers chasing quality, bright, white-woolled rams with plenty of cutting ability were out in force at the Westerdale on-property Poll Merino ram sale at McAlinden and pushed prices to a high of $6200.
Strong local and interstate support meant it was a quick sale, with all bidding done in just 20 minutes at the annual Landmark Moora sheep sale held at the Moora saleyards recently.
In a challenging season the Moojepin Merinos on-property ram sale at Katanning was as strong as ever as buyers pushed prices to record levels.
Merino breeders looking for heavy cutting wool rams with good crimp and a lustrous fibre found what they were looking for at the inaugural Hiview Poll Merino on-property ram sale at Kulikup.