Syndicate gets the pick of annual sale

THE top-priced ram was 160061, purchased by (from left) Randyn and Helena Fischer (Clive stud), and Paul Routley (Almondvale stud), with Anden co-principal Joel Donnan.
THE top-priced ram was 160061, purchased by (from left) Randyn and Helena Fischer (Clive stud), and Paul Routley (Almondvale stud), with Anden co-principal Joel Donnan.

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A SYNDICATE of three studs has bought the top-priced ram at the Donnan family’s 22nd annual Anden and Kerangie studs on-property sale.

Paul Routley, Almondvale stud, Urana with Randyn Fisher, Clive White Suffolks, Yerong Creek and John Jamieson, Wattle Park stud, Finley, picked up Anden 160061Tw for $11,000.

After a record-breaking 2016 sale, the Donnans again presented a superb quality line-up of 176 rams and 52 ewes. All cleared, except one ewe, at a solid average of $1488.

Anden 160061Tw was the second ram offered. A son of Farrer 140188, he had balanced elite performance figures, including 19.69 for post weaning weight, -0.91 for Pfat, 1.20 for Pemd and 214.82 for C+ index.

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“He is an outstanding ram with plenty of muscle, a great top line and great depth,” Mr Routley said.

“We went there to buy him and we all thought he was very good value. We firmly through he was the pick of the draft there. I saw him at Hamilton Sheepvention (where he was champion ram) and he did very well at the Adelaide Show.”

All three owners are looking forward to how he is going to breed.

“I picked him up (Tuesday) night,” Mr Routley said. “We’ll certainly offer semen out of him, we have high expectations.”

The owners are offering semen packages in the ram, available immediately. Contact Paul Routley for more information on 6927 1465 or 0427 209 016.

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