One of Australia’s biggest ram producers is gearing up for a bigger than usual spring sale with a near record number of performance rams up for auction in September.
The first progeny of record-breaking Kurralea 140-18 will feature in this year’s Kurralea Poll Dorsets & White Suffolks ram sale as the stud rebounds after prolonged drought.
Kurralea broke yet another record during their 23rd annual sale on Tuesday, this time for a new personal best White Suffolk ram price of $20,000 paid by Victorian stud, Janmac Poll Dorset &White Suffolk. Just last year the Prentice family sold the K140-18 ram for $32,000, setting a new Australian Poll Dorset auction record. This
In the midst of a drought Kurralea stud, Ariah Park has sold a Poll Dorset ram for $32,000, the Australian record price for a Poll Dorset ram sold at auction. The ram was purchased by Chris Squires of Western Australian Poll Dorset studs, Shirlee Downs and Dongadilling, at Kurralea’s 22nd Annual Production Sale held on
Dugald McIndoe, Smithston Poll Dorset & White Suffolk stud, Glencoe, pipped everyone at last week’s annual Kurralea Poll Dorset & White Suffolk sale, after he took home both the top priced rams at $15,000 & $17,000. In the wrap up, 22 Poll Dorset stud rams averaged $2830, with the flock portion seeing 101, average $1048,
Poll Dorset & White Suffolk genetics from Kurralea stud, combined with vetch pastures, are resulting in strong weight gains for DB Ag’s prime lamb operation at Felix Farm, Ariah Park. Matt & Sam Dart, who are longtime clients of the stud, manage a 2000-ewe Dohne flock on the 1415-hectare property, one of a number of
Buyers from four states competed actively for the great offering of 312 Poll Dorset, White Suffolk and Suffolk rams at the Prentice family’s 20th anniversary Kurralea on-property sale, Ariah Park, NSW last Tuesday (26th September). Consequently, the result saw another total clearance, topping at $18,000 and averaging $1605. The average was up $178 and the
“At Kurralea, we buy from the highest grade rams available after the auction & we always get a good selection of rams to choose from whether we want six or 12 replacement rams” – James Baldry. James Baldry has purchased his replacement sires from Ben & Lucy Prentice’s Kurralea stud, Ariah Park, for the past