Wanganella Merino Stud

RAM SELLING

The 2017 Wanganella and Poll Boonoke on-property ram auction will be held at Boonoke on Wednesday 13 September. Inspections from 9.30 am with the auction to commence at 12.30 pm.

Additional information will be made available closer to sale day and the Stud Team are always available to assist you with any queries.

WANGANELLA & POLL BOONOKE 2016 RAM AUCTION

THANK YOU to all successful Buyers and Underbidders for your support at our 2016 Ram Auction. We appreciated the interest shown in our genetics by so many attending the day.

Overall result for the sale was 193 rams sold out of 200 offered for an average of $3,511 and a top of $44,000 for a Poll Boonoke ram and $22,000 for a Wanganella ram.

The Wanganella shedded March shorn rams averaged $8,583 and the paddock rams averaged $2,364, while the Poll Boonoke shedded March shorn rams averaged $8,588 and the paddock rams averaged $2,857.

80 years after Otway Falkiner offered the first drop of Poll Boonoke rams in 1936, George Falkiner and his Stud Manager Andy McLean were in attendance to purchase the top priced Poll Boonoke ram for their 8 year old Haddon Rig Poll Merino Stud. Paying $44,000 for PB150338, inclusive of all semen rights, George and Andy also paid out $10,000 for PB150274 and $8,000 for PB150295.

Securing the top priced Wanganella ram was a joint effort for two South Australian Merino Studs. Ian & Fiona Koch’s Bunyara Stud at Moculta and Garry & Joe Murdoch’s North Cowie Stud at Warooka went to $22,000 to ensure they could take W151992 home. Garry & Joe also took a liking to Lot 3, paying $8,000 for W151259.

Return buyer Rodger Mathews from Corowa took home two sires, spending $15,000 on Wanganella 150812 for his Borambil Merino Stud and $20,000 on Poll Boonoke 150314 for the Borambil Poll Merino Stud.

Another big buyer on the day was Rodney Kent’s Kurrajong Stud at Delungra, purchasing W151002 for $16,000, PB150129 for $6,000 and PB150400 for $4,000.

Ken & Alex Karsten returned to purchase another Wanganella sire for their Kiawarra Stud at Weethalle, paying $12,000 for W150597. While Greg Andrews from the Hamilton Run Poll Stud at Jamestown, SA went to $15,000 to secure PB150763. First time buyers Mac & John Wallace from Wanganella, NSW paid $8,000 for their Wanganella Sire W150131.

Rams were despatched to buyers in NSW, Victoria and South Australia and there were 15 new breeders who were successful in securing Wanganella and Poll Boonoke genetics at the auction out of the 26 new registrations.

Flock rams are available for private selection and semen orders can be submitted by completing a semen order form, which is available on-line.

  • Haddon Rig purchased three Poll Boonoke rams PB150295 for $8,000, PB150274 for $10,000 and PB150338 for $44,000.
    Pictured with the rams are Stuart Murdoch (Haddon Rig Stud Representative), Angus Munro (Poll Boonoke Stud Manager), George Falkiner (Haddon Rig Stud Principal) and Andy McLean (Haddon Rig Stud Manager)
  • Poll Boonoke 150338
    Top Priced Poll Boonoke Ram
    Purchased by Haddon Rig for $44,000
    (inclusive of all semen rights)
    Pictured with PB150338 are George Falkiner (Haddon Rig Principal), Colin Bell (AFA Chairman), Andy McLean (Haddon Rig Stud Manager) & Angus Munro (Poll Boonoke Stud Manager
  • Poll Boonoke 150338
    Photographed with AFA Chairman Colin Bell & Haddon Rig Stud Principal George Falkiner
  • Poll Boonoke 150338
    Superb Woolled Poll Merino Sire
  • Top priced Wanganella Ram purchased in conjunction by Bunyara Merino Stud, Moculta and North Cowie Merino Stud, Warooka for $22,000.
    Pictured holding W151992 is Angus Munro (Wanganella Stud Manager) while Garry & Joe Murdoch (North Cowie Stud Principals) hold their other Wanganella ram purchase W151259. Absent are Ian & Fiona Koch, Bunyara Stud.
  • Wanganella 151002
    Purchased by Kurrajong Park Stud for $16,000 Kurrajong Park also purchased PB150129 for $6,000 and PB150400 for $4,000.
    Pictured are: John Croake (AWN), Jade Lane (Kurrajong Park Overseer), Rodney & Ron Kent (Kurrajong Park Principals) and Angus Munro (Wanganella Stud Manager).
  • Poll Boonoke150314 & Wanganella 150812 Purchased by Borambil Park Stud for $20,000 and $15,000
    Pictured are Rodger Mathews (Borambil Park Stud Principal) with PB150314 and Angus Munro (AFA Stud Manager) with W150812
  • Wanganella 150597 purchased by the Kiawarra Merino Stud for $12,000
    Pictured with W150597 are Ken Karsten (Kiawarra Stud Principal), Tim McMeekin (Elders), Alex Karsten (Kiawarra) and Angus Munro (Wanganella Stud Manager)
  • Poll Boonoke 150763 purchased for $15,000 by Hamilton Run Poll Stud
    Pictured with PB150763 are Greg Andrews (Hamilton Run Stud Principal) and Angus Munro (Poll Boonoke Stud Manager)
  • Wanganella 150131 purchased by Mac & John Wallace, North Run, Wanganella for $8,000.
    Pictured with W150131 are Mac & John Wallace and Angus Munro.

WANGANELLA & POLL BOONOKE RAM AUCTION 2016 - WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT BOONOKE

100 Wanganella & 100 Poll Boonoke 2015 drop rams will be auctioned at ‘Boonoke’, Conargo on Wednesday 14 September 2016. The rams will be penned for inspection from 9.30 am and the auction will commence at 1.00 pm. An inspection of the auction rams prior to the day can be arranged by contacting one of the AFA Stud Team. An easy print version of the 2016 Wanganella & Poll Boonoke Auction Catalogue is available for download here. Private selections of grade rams ($900+GST and $650+GST) are available by appointment, please contact one of the Stud team to discuss your requirements.

  • AFA AUCTION LOT 1 WANGANELLA 151992

    Sire: Wanganella General

    Perfomance Measurarements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18th August 2016

    FD: 17.9 SD: 2.5 CV: 14.0 CF: 100.0
    BWt(kg): 104.5 EMD: 38 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 160 Top 5% of analysis
    DP+: 160 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -1.4
    YCFW: 26.1 Top 5% of analysis
    YWT: 5.5
    YEMD: 0.3
    YFAT: -0.1

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  • AFA AUCTION LOT 2 Wanganella 150098

    Sire: Wanganella 100019

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2016

    FD: 18.6 SD: 3.2 CV: 17.2 CF: 99.7
    BWt(kg): 106.0 EMD: 39 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 151 Top 10% of analysis
    DP+: 155 Top 10% of analysis
    YFD: -1.4
    YCFW: 21.3 Top 10% of analysis
    YWT: 5.0
    YEMD: 0.5
    YFAT: -0.1

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  • AFA AUCTION LOT 3 Wanganella 151259

    Sire: Spl Mdn

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 19 August 2016

    FD: 20.1 SD: 3.0 CV: 14.9 CF: 99.5
    BWt(kg): 112.5 EMD: 39 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 159 Top 5% of analysis
    DP+: 161 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -0.9
    YCFW: 27.8 Top 1% of analysis
    YWT: 6.5
    YEMD: 0.4
    YFAT: 0.1

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  • AFA AUCTION LOT 13 Poll Boonoke 150338

    Sire: WP110003

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18 August 2016

    FD: 20.1 SD: 2.7 CV: 13.4 CF: 99.8
    BWt(kg): 100.5 EMD: 38 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 172 Top 1% of analysis
    DP+: 167 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -1.1
    YCFW: 32.2 Top 1% of analysis
    YWT: 5.5
    YEMD: -0.4
    YFAT: -0.4
    Polledness: PP

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  • AFA AUCTION LOT 14 Poll Boonoke 150763

    Sire: PB01SYN

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18 August 2016

    FD: 20.0 SD: 3.0 CV: 15.0 CF: 99.5
    BWt(kg): 102.0 EMD: 43 Fat: 4.5

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 169 Top 1% of analysis
    DP+: 171 Top 1% of analysis
    YFD: -1.7
    YCFW: 28.7 Top 1% of analysis
    YWT: 6.7
    YEMD: 0.9
    YFAT: -0.7

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  • AFA AUCTION LOT 15 Poll Boonoke 150274

    Sire: WP110003

    Performance Measurements
    Side Sampled June 2016
    Weighed and scanned 18 August 2016

    FD: 20.2 SD: 2.8 CV: 13.9 CF: 99.8
    BWt(kg): 109.0 EMD: 38 Fat: 6.0

    Australian Sheep Breeding Values
    Analysis 21 August 2016

    MP+: 164 Top 5% of analysis
    DP+: 156 Top 5% of analysis
    YFD: -1.0
    YCFW: 26.9 Top 5% of analysis
    YWT: 6.9
    YEMD: -1.1
    YFAT: -0.4
    Polledness: PP

    Download Poll Boonoke 150274