Steve and Debbie Milne from Waratah White Suffolks at Branxholme were hopeful of doing well when they took their team of 8 White Suffolk Rams to Adelaide Royal Show and Elite Stud Sale last week.
Results exceeded all expectations when Waratah 170661 was part of the winning Interbreed pair in the Lambplan Production Trade class and later sold at the Elite sale for $22,000. He went to Michael and Julie Osborne of the Ryeview studs at Millicent in SA.
Ryeview also purchased the other ram Waratah offered at the sale – Waratah 170741 for $9000. “Mr Osborne said they had successfully used one of the stud’s rams before. The figures including eating quality, as well as growth, fat and muscle, suited what we were looking for – and the figures were just one spanner in the big box of tools, when we saw them, the rest fit as well, he said.”
$22,000 is the highest price Waratah White Suffolks have received for a ram. Steve and Debbie are delighted with the results and Steve said “we feel the Lambplan Production Trade class is the big one. It combines visual appraisal with Lambplan performance data and assessment by commercial experts on skins, structure and market suitability. Our focus has been vindicated by the excellent prices we received at the sale for our rams.”
Waratah White Suffolks will be offering 100 rams and 30 stud ewes at their on-property sale at Branxholme on Monday the 8th October. For more information and a catalogue visit our Sale page or contact Bernie Grant at LMB Livestock.
Waratah 170661 (left), sold by Gordon Wood Landmark with Julie Osborne and Steve Milne Waratah White Suffolks holding the ram. Waratah 170741 (right) held by Debbie Milne with Michael Osborne.
Steve and Debbie Milne winning the Interbreed Lambplan Production Trade Class at Royal Adelaide Show.
Steve Milne holding Waratah 170594 and Debbie Milne holding Waratah 170661, winning the White Suffolk Lambplan Production Trade Class at Royal Adelaide Show. 170661 sold for $22,000 at the Elite Sale and 170594 will be offered at Lot 3 at the Waratah White Suffolk Sale on 8th October.