Merino sales consistent

After a long weekend of competing and judging, showing and presenting the Australian Sheep and Wool Show has wrapped up until next year.

The merino ram sale took place on Monday marking the end of the successful show.

The sale drew a crowd of farmers from far and wide.

Elders Bendigo representative Will Daley said the day finished just about on par with last years sales.

He said the farmers sold 92 out of 122 rams.

He said that sort of rate was good considering a market.

"The clearer rate was pretty good this year," he said.

Mr Daley said the average for the sale was $318,500 divided by 92.

Making the average $3461.95.

He said this was on par with last year with only a slight decrease.

The top sale was $25,000.

He said the most sought after ram would be of a decent size and a reasonable wool cut.

A Grathlyn ram sold for $25,000.

A Conrayn ram sold for $3,500.

An Alfoxton Poll sold for $8,000.

A Coddington Poll ram sold for $20,000.

A Merryville ram sold for $10,000.

A Langdene ram sold for $9,000.

A Bundaleer ram sold for $14,000 with another selling for $10,000.

Mr Daley said the Bundaleer were the most popular on the day.

The accumulative total of Bundaleer sales was $52,500.

"They averaged more than $6,000 for eight rams," he said.

He said the top-end rams sold to what they were expected to.

The sales were predominantly from New South Wales vendors.

Most rams were sold to New South Wales buyers.

There were 23 rams sold to Bendigo buyers with six vendors from the central Victorian region.

The event concluded the events for the weekend.

EVALUATE: Jarrod Demarco, Vince Pender and Peter Lett looking at a Conrayn Merino fleece. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

EVALUATE: Jarrod Demarco, Vince Pender and Peter Lett looking at a Conrayn Merino fleece. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

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