The Waratah Annual Sale will be held on Monday the 12th October 2020.
Steve and Debbie Milne are proud to offer 90 high performance rams and 18 selected stud ewes.
Due to COVID-19, the sale will operate a little differently this year. The sale will still be an on property auction, with inspections from 11.00am and interfaced with live audio on Auctions Plus. Two pre-sale inspection days by appointment only, will be held on Monday the 5th October and Friday 9th October. Call Steve on 0428 786 327 to book your appointment.
A COVID-19 safe management plan is in place. All attendees will need to complete a register of attendance, wear a face mask and adhere to the 1.5m social distancing policy. Due to restrictions, we are unable to offer refreshments. Sheep will remain in their pens during the auction. Steve and Debbie will deliver your purchases (no delivery on sale day).
Congratulations to Mark Grossman and family, ‘Koonawarra White Suffolks’ on the purchase of Waratah 190413 at the Adelaide Elite Sale for $6000.
Congratulations also to Martin Harvey, ‘Paxton Studs’ on the private purchase of Waratah 190396.
And Andrew Mclean, ‘Hopelock White Suffolks’, on the private purchase of Waratah 190328.
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.
Congratulations to Lachy and Lou Day “Days Whiteface” Bordertown, SA on the purchase of Waratah 180007 for $5000.
Congratulations to Michael and Julie Osborne “Ryeview”, Millicent SA on the purchase of Waratah 180026 for $5000.
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