Sale to exceed expectations at Ballatherie

Some of the poll merino rams that will be available for purchase at the Ballatherie Poll Merino on-property ram sale on Friday, September 1.
Some of the poll merino rams that will be available for purchase at the Ballatherie Poll Merino on-property ram sale on Friday, September 1.

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Ballatherie Poll Merino Stud will conduct its 20th on-property ram sale on Friday, September 1.

Each year the stud has presented an improved line-up of rams and each year it exceeds all previous sales record, both in numbers and prices.

This year will be no exception by the look of the rams to be offered.

They feature all those desired traits of frame, fibre and fertility, and having been raised in the paddock in the Western Division, they have great constitution.

In 2015 at the Adelaide ram sale, the Peters family bought Moorundie PB202 for the top price of $38,000.

This year there will be a number of Moorundie blood rams for sale.

Like most areas, Ballatherie is looking for rain.

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Good falls last year - including a flood - provided great sub-soil moisture and excellent pasture, but the rams are now receiving some supplementary feed to show their potential and present them at their best.

About 300 rams will be offered for sale by auction and private treaty, after classer Stephen Chalmers conducts his final assessment, which is when mid-side sample results will be received.

Ballatherie Poll Merino Stud is located in Hillston and is owned and operated by the Peters family. 

The 2016 sale saw a total of 116 rams offered for sale with 113 sold to top of $5800 and average price $1464.

A feature of the sale was the scale of drafts purchased by returning clients.

Several return clients bought rams for a large number of rams including 13 to Moulamein, 17 to Hillston, 22 to Ivanhoe and eight to Hay.

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