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Top Ram Sells for $16,000 at 2017 Canterbury Elite Ram and Ewe Sale

Posted by Christina On December - 20 - 2017
David Robertson of the Cordyline Southdown Stud sold this ram for $16,000 at Canterbury A&P Association elite ram and ewe sale 2017.

David Robertson of the Cordyline Southdown Stud sold this ram for $16,000 at Canterbury A&P Association elite ram and ewe sale 2017.

Top Ram sells for $16,000 at Elite Ram and Ewe Sale

The 2017 Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale, held Friday 1 December, attracted a quality line up, with 223 Rams and 20 Ewes of all breeds entered into the sale. With 156 rams selling, the average sale price was $1721 and $353 for ewes with 19 selling.

The highest price was reached by a Cordyline (David Robertson, Oamaru), selling for $16,000 (purchased by AD Gillespie, Midlands Stud, Oxford). The $16,000 ram (Cordyline 15/16) was born a triplet and recently won Champion Southdown at the Southern Canterbury A&P Show. Mr Robertson has retained semen rights for the ram.

Dave Robertson (left) and David Gillespie of Midlands Southdowns who purchased the ram, Cordyline 15.16 for $16,000.

Dave Robertson (left) and David Gillespie of Midlands Southdowns who purchased the ram, Cordyline 15.16 for $16,000.

37 Southdown Rams sold at the fall of the hammer and 2 were passed in. A number of other rams sold for top prices including: $8500 (Chris J Medlicott, Waimate) Clifton Downs 462/16 purchased by Taffy Ltd and $7000 (Willowhaugh Enterprises Ltd, Blenheim) Willowhaugh 82/16 purchased by Dave Robertson & John Macaulay. Overall there was a good number of transfers and a good commercial buying power.

The ewes from Musburg (Stuart Brannigan) sold well averaging $530.