Robust rams at Oak Farms

TOP RAMS: The top priced merino and poll merino rams at the Oak Farms sale on August 20. Names listed in story. Photo: supplied
TOP RAMS: The top priced merino and poll merino rams at the Oak Farms sale on August 20. Names listed in story. Photo: supplied

Nick and Jussy Lienert of Oak Farms Merino and Poll Merino Stud of Buckleboo presented a catalogue of 60 "bale busting" rams to the good gallery of buyers at its sale on August 20.

The Oak Farms sires had averages of 19.78 mic, 99.55 CF and average of 116kg with lot 7 weighing in at a massive 133kg.

The top poll went to Castle Hill of Port Vincent for $3800 and the top merino to Sharlu Park Stud from Truro for $3200.

Local buyers supported the sale with the volume buyer being Mt Eba from Kingoonya, again reinforcing the quality of the Buckleboo sheep being suited to the pastoral country.

Oak Farms has shown commitment to the merino and poll merino industry and their clients in purchasing this year three great sires, one from Glenville and two from White River, both Eyre Peninsula studs, which enables Oak Farms to further their tradition in rearing paddock rams that are bred for size and wool quality.

Pictured are Simon Arcus (Nutrien Kimba branch manager), Andrew Saegenschnitter (Sharlu Park Stud), Harrison Lienert, Nick Lienert (Oak Farms owner), David Hickman (Castle Hill Port Vincent), Anthony Bray (Bray Livestock/Elders Minlaton) and Gordon Wood (Nutrien stud auctioneer).

2019

Offered - 59

Sold - 59

Top - $2900

Average - $1351

2020

Offered - 60

Sold - 50

Top - $3800

Average - $1180