“A fantastic result” is how stud principal Steve Milne described the Waratah Sale held on Monday the 11th October. A total clearance of the 81 rams offered included the top price of $15000 and an average of $2622. This set an on property record for the highest price and was also the best average achieved at the sale.
Lot 16 Waratah 200661 was the top price ram and went to repeat purchasers “Days Whiteface” stud in Bordertown SA. This well balanced ram has high growth, positive fat and great muscle with excellent Lambplan figures in the top 1% of all terminal 2020 drop animals in Australia with a TCP Index of 162 and LEQ Index of 163. He is by the Waratah sire 190323 who will again have sons available in the 2022 sale.
Top priced ram - Lot 16 - Waratah 200661, sold for $15,000 to Days Whiteface.
The second top price of $10500 was paid by Warren Thompson of the “Hedingham” stud in Wickepin WA for Lot 10 Waratah 200564. This ram is by the proven sire Waratah 180007 purchased by Days Whiteface in 2019. This attractive ram with an EMD of 3.8 is also in the top 1% of all Terminals with a TCP index of 163 and LEQ Index of 160.
Andrew Weidemann, “Sunnydale” Rupanyup Vic purchased 2 stud rams, Lots 3 and 20 and repeat buyer Martin Harvey of the “Paxton” stud in Western Flat SA purchased Lot 1.
Volume buyers included Philip and Maz Gough, Salamanca Trading who have been buying rams from Waratah for 25 years and purchased 12 rams to a top of $3600. The Macgugan family also long term clients purchased 10 rams to a top of $3000.
Repeat buyers the Forsyth family from Cavendish purchased 8 rams, the McLeod family from Willaura purchased 5 rams and the Schultz family from Gazette also purchased 5 rams.