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.
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.