Collandra North ram sale reaches $10,000 top at Bendigo

Collandra North ram sale reaches $10,000 top at Bendigo

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Collandra North rams reach $10,000 top at Bendigo

EYRE Peninsula based Collandra North Poll Merino stud has sold two young rams with outstanding wool figures for $10,000 each in private sales at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show last weekend.

In only their second time displaying sheep at Bendigo, stud principals Graeme and Sydney Lawrie, Tumby Bay, sold the two reserve rams to New South Wales’ high-profile Riverina studs Sims’ Uardry, Hay, and One Oak Poll, Jerilderie.

Co-stud principal Sydney Lawrie said it was a “brilliant” outcome to sell the 14-month-old, March-shorn rams to the prominent studs, describing it as a highlight in 34 years of Poll Merino breeding.

The half-brothers were sons of Charinga Hot Spot, bought by Collandra North at Charinga’s on-property sale in 2008 for $8000, with a pedigree back to former Australian Ram of the Year Ashrose Blueprint.

Uardry’s new stud sire has a 107-kilogram bodyweight with a fleece measuring 20 microns, 2.4 standard deviation, 12 per cent coefficient of variation and 99.9pc comfort factor.

Uardry stud manager Ben Lane said the ram had the presence of a stud sire with a great muzzle and head.

CATHERINE MILLER
22 Jul, 2011 01:47 PM

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