Alistair Powell, Addington, and Peter Cain, Glenore Poll Dorsets, Carisbrook, with the second top-priced ram, who came to $1600, just $150 behind the top price.

Glenore Poll Dorsets reach $1750 top price

BUYERS have snapped up 72 of the 88 rams on offer at Glenore Poll Dorset’s annual ram sale last Wednesday.

BUYERS have snapped up 72 of the 88 rams on offer at Glenore Poll Dorset’s annual ram sale last Wednesday.

The average price of $915 was slightly down – by $12 – compared to last year’s result.

The top-priced ram was purchased by the Brown family, Piree Partnership, Yielima, at $1750.

Glenore Poll Dorsets stud principal Peter Cain said he was very pleased with the result of the sale.

“The rams looked exceptionally well, thanks to the good season,” Mr Cain said.

“We were very pleased to be able to put up an even line up from start to finish.”

He said buyers, who mostly came from the Bendigo and Ballarat regions, enjoyed the early maturing carcase shapes of his Poll Dorsets.

“Our aim is to produce rams that will produce lambs that will finish on grass,” he said.

Alistair Powell, Addington, purchased the second-top priced ram at the sale at $1600, as well as three others.

Mr Powell has purchased from Glenore for a few years, and said he’s been receiving better, heavier sucker lambs.

“The meat through the rear end of the rams is really good, and they’re giving us lambs that weigh really well,” Mr Powell said.

Nick Byrne, Rodwells Bendigo, said it was a very solid sale, with well presenting rams.

“They presented as best as they’ve ever presented,” Mr Byrne said.

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