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- October 20, 2011
In only its second year, the SRS® Monaro Ram Sale at ‘Severn Park’, Cooma, reached an amazing $6,600 for the top priced ram and saw the overall sale average increase by 30% to $1,471.
Buyers travelled from as far afield as Tasmania, Victoria and Northern NSW to snap up 67 of the 70 elite Merino and Poll Merino rams on offer from 8 leading SRS® studs. This continues the strong demand trend for truly all-purpose Merinos which are highly profitable, low maintenance and extremely fertile.
The top priced ram, which smashed the previous sale record, was sold by Trevor and Sarah Ryan of Richmond Merinos, Quandialla, NSW, to the Crawford family of Wallendbeen, NSW. The Mumblebone Merino Stud of Wellington had the highest sale average of $1,740 which was up $300 on 2010.
SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group President, Trevor Ryan, said he couldn’t be happier with the sale result.
“To average close to $1500 and attract buyers from 3 States in only our second year, it is obvious that the SRS® Monaro is building a reputation for delivering elite SRS® Genetics that perform,” Mr Ryan said.
“Buyers really appreciate the fact that all of the SRS® Monaro studs work together to identify genetics ‘fit for purpose’ with the majority of sale rams displaying Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs).”
“We also adhere to a strict code of ethics in terms of how we do business which gives commercial sheep producers piece of mind when buying our rams. To put it simply, success breeds success,” Mr Ryan added.
The eight member Studs of the SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group are:
Bella Lana – Scott and Anna Brien, Wellington
Blyth – Ron Blyth, Adelong
Boxleigh Park – Bruce, Geoff and Hugh Taylor, Wellington
Glenwood – Norm and Pip Smith, Wellington
Mumblebone – Chad and Lou Taylor, Wellington
Parkdale – Don, Pam, Scott and Robert Mudford, Dubbo
Richmond – Trevor and Sarah Ryan, Quandialla
Sherwood – Henry and Julia Bridgewater, Nimmitabel
For more information on the SRS® Breeding System and registered SRS® Studs go to www.srsmerino.com
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Photo: Top Priced Ram at the SRS Monaro Sale (Pictured with Trevor Ryan from Richmond Merinos and John Crawford)