Over 190 stud sheep were presented by the Blight family at Seymour Park Poll Merino stud this week, with exceptional results across the day.
Clinton and Sarah Blight, along with the rest of the family were delighted with the buyer interest with the highest price ram going for $24,000.
Clinton said: “A sincere thank you to all the bidders and under bidders today. It was an outstanding result, with Lot 10 sold for a top price of $24,000 to DS & MJ Morrison of San Mateo. Second top price was Lot 3 sold to Crichton Vale Stud for $18,500. 194 sheep were offered with 164 sold for an average of $2,477.”
The success of the sale echoes other ram sales across WA this spring with all studs reporting good numbers, both in sales figures and rams on offer. Local and interstate buyers were well represented with prices indicative of the strength of the merino in the market.
Marcia Devenney from Zagro attended the sale and was impressed with the overall quality of the sheep on offer. “Again the quality of the sheep breeding was evident and Seymour Park is a benchmark in the merino breeding here in WA. The excellent wool and meat characteristics of this stud were on show and it was great to see so many buyers there, eager to get these genetics into their own breeding programs,’ she said.