Shane and Jodie Foster from Boonaroo White Suffolks bought Lot 13 for $9000 and also bought Lot 11 for $2000. Waratah principal Steve Milne said, “Lot 13 has very balanced ASBVs and was used in the stud as a ram lamb. He is a moderate frame ram with plenty of muscle, excellent structure and low birth weight”.
Second top price of $6500 was paid for Lot 1 by Martin and Kirsty Harvey of Paxton Studs, Western Flat SA. “This May drop ram was also used at Waratah as a ram lamb” said Steve. “He has terrific growth, low birth weight and fantastic eating quality with a LEQ index of 157, placing him in the top 1 % in Australia.”
Repeat stud ram buyers Leigh and Jayne Richards from Tongara White Suffolks Coonalpyn SA purchased Lot 7 for $3600 and Lot 16 for $2000.
Ned Nagorcka of Nedelle Downs purchased Lot 3 for $4600.
Volume repeat buyers included Philip Gough of Salamanca Pastoral Co from Hotspur who purchased 11 rams to a top of $3100 and averaged $2182. Rod Macgugan of Kanawalla Pastoral Co Hamilton secured 10 rams for a top of $1200 and averaged $870. John and Jo Forsyth, Cavendish bought 8 rams at a $1513 average.
Repeat ewe buyers, Ian and Sarah James from Iona White Suffolks, Henty Vic, again secured a strong line up of 8 ewes for an average of $431.
New buyers Tim Stevenson from Kojonup WA, purchased 1 ram and 4 ewes and Mark Richardson, Boothby Downs Tintinara SA purchased 1 ram and 5 ewes.
Pictured above with top priced ram, Lot 13 for $9,000 are Debbie & Steve Milne and buyers Shane & Jodie Foster, Boonaroo White Suffolks.