Jackson Farming clears rams to a high of $6250
Widespread support and competition from the Western district, Ballarat and local areas, ensured the success of the Jackson Farming on property Border Leicester and Poll Dorset studs, annual sale at Moyston, on Thursday, with a top price of $6250 for the Border Leicesters.
Stud principals David and Carol Jackson, and Ross and Lydia Jackson, sold all 91 Border Leicesters on offer, for an average price of $1937, and 38 out of the 40 Poll Dorsets on offer, for an average of $1418.
Bidding was brisk throughout the sale, with the top priced young sire, Lot 3, selling to Nick Block from Hawkesdale for $6250. Sired by Jackson Iron Man, Lot 3, was one of the first prize winning pair of shorn rams, at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in July. Lot 1, the third prize Shorn ram, at the Australian Sheep and Wool show, was purchased by Louise Mann, Glenthompson Pastoral Co, for $5250. Lots 2 and 5 were purchased by repeat buyers, Hobson Farming from Ercildoune, for an outlay of $10,000.
Volume buyers on the day were long time clients Glendhu Grazing Crowlands, purchasing 16 Border Leicester rams to a top of $2,500 and an average of $1778. New buyer Sam King, Gonlin Pty Ltd, Tatyoon, bid strongly to secure 8 Border Leicester rams, for an average of $1687. Glenn Pretty, Brewster, paid to a top of $1700 twice, for his draft of 6 Border Leicester rams. R&M and T Burger, Glenthompson, paid an average of $2233, and a top of $2600, for their 3 Border Leicester rams. P.W Bourchier of Chatsworth, secured 4 Border Leicester rams paying to a top of $2200 and averaging $1950. Fleur Hillman, Buangor, bought 3 rams for an average of $1616 and a top of $1750, and Ben Cameron and Meera Dawson Pnshp, Skipton, secured their 3 rams for an average of $1766. Repeat buyers, AI and CJ Tonissen, Hamilton, paid $2,600 each for their 2 rams. Millard Farms, Byaduk, bought 2 rams for an average of $2500. Moyne Falls, purchased their 6 rams for an average of $1683, and paid to a top of $1800.
The Poll Dorset section of the sale saw a very solid start, with the first two rams selling for $2200 to the Anderson Family, The Croft, Moyston. Pat Millear ,Willaura, bid strongly to secure his 11 rams for an average of $1336. IR and LE Jubb Hexham, bought 4 Poll Dorset rams topping at $1700, twice.
Local buyers Allan and Judy Woods, Dobie Downs, paid $4,700 for their 3 rams. John and Sandra Evans, Willaura , averaged $1425 for 4 Poll Dorset rams. Borne’s Hill, Willaura, paid up to $1600 for their 5 rams.
The sale was consistent throughout, supported strongly by regular buyers and new clients.
Elders and Landmark were joint selling agents.
Top priced ram at the 2017 Jackson sale -
Lot 3, tag 107/16. Sold for $6250 to Nick Block from Hawkesdale.