Summary 2017 2016
Offered 58 50
Sold 49 50
Top $2100 $1700
Average $1300 $1103
LESS is more is a sentiment that could be applied to Glenroy’s recent annual Poll Dorset ram sale at Kimba.
Despite only 13 registered bidders and nine rams being passed in, the stud still managed to increase its average by $197 and the two top rams went for an extra $400 compared to last year.
Repeat buyer Craig Barns from Lake Yaninee, Yaninee snapped up the two top rams, lots two and three, which weighed 116.5 kilograms and 112 kgs and eye muscle depths of 43 and 42 respectively.
Lake Yaninee went onto buy another three rams on par with the first two, the five averaged $1560.
Glenroy co-principal Matt Shipard said he felt that the sale went well.
“We increased the offering this year, which was about the amount that got passed in but the ones that did sell, went well,” Mr Shipard said.
Landmark Kimba auctioneer Phil Arcus said the average increase was a sign of a good sale.
“There is a good even presentation of rams, with good figures and brought in a good group of repeat and new buyers,” Mr Arcus said.
Return volume buyers Jalebro Park, Darke Peak, bought last year’s top ram and this year bought five rams, averaging $1000.
GA and DJ Giddings, Wanilla, were the highest volume buyer again this year, buying nine rams to an average of $1556.
Glenroy’s offering also included a number of two-year-old rams, which had been bought from the Ivadene Stud in Greta, Victoria, to add to its numbers.
Only one of the seven two-year-olds was passed in, with J and A Villis, Villis Props, and Lake Yaninee all buying two each, with the two-year-olds making an average of $925.
Mr Arcus said the rams offered were “true poll dorset” rams.
“They’re long, deep and wide, with good figures, showing that they produce good, quick maturing lambs, which we need on the Eyre Peninsula,” he said.
Glenroy co-principal Ben Shipard said he liked to let the rams and their figures speak for themselves on how good they are.