TOP SELLER: Brock Quick, from Driscoll, McIllree and Dickinson, Ellie McDonald, Hopea White Suffolk stud, Dadswell’s Bridge and Damien Hawker.

Trio of top prices at Omad’s second sale

Omad White Suffolk stud, Kaniva, achieved a top price of $2000 for three of its rams, at this year’s sale.

OMAD White Suffolk stud, Kaniva, achieved a top price of $2000 for three of its rams, at its second sale.

The purchasers were Hopea Stud, Dadswell’s Bridge, T Willesdorf and J&J Feder, Lillimuir.  Stud prinicipal Damien Hawker said his second sale delivered everything he was hoping for.

“It was a total clearance, we had new and repeat buyers, the sheep presented really well and I was really happy with them,” Mr Hawker said. “I know some buyers only bought a handful last year and came back and bought a couple of handfuls this year, because they have peformed really well."

Driscoll, McIllree and Dickinson, Nhill, agent Chris Barber said there was very strong local competition, as well as interest from the Wimmera, Mallee and western districts.

Rams also went to several south Australian properties at Bordertown, further into the south east of South Australia and as far away as Kimba. Mr Barber said the positive outlook for prime lamb and mutton, and the strong wool market had brought buyers out.

“We are able to produce a top quality article with the feed we have been able to grow,” Mr Barber said. 

The auction was conducted by Driscoll, McIllree and Dickinson

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