Following a sustained dry period the Ivanhoe district was experiencing a flush season with the country looking in great heart. Neighbouring regions to the North, South and East had also experienced drought breaking rains. However conditions continued to be dry to East as far as Broken Hill and beyond.
Venders were confident of a good sale given the conditions and buoyant industry sales over previous months but were still wary after 3 years of average ram prices during prevailing drought conditions and with Eastern Region of DSSA holding their annual ram sale on the same day at Dubbo.
The upset price was set quite low as all vendors and agents wanted to encourage buyers to engage with the even, quality line up of rams.
The Nutrien team from Hay headed by Geoff McDougall was enthusiastically supported by Troy Hartman now based in Broken Hill with Haydn McKay from Nutrien Deniliquin running the books with his usual style. Nutrien auctioneer, Geoff McCallum was run off his feet with rapid fire bids from the auction crowd and bids cascading from Troy’s phone. Geoff was a great auctioneer to see in action handling the vendor and phone bids in his stride. The sale was all over in an exciting 90 minutes for an outstanding result and overall average of just under $3,000.
Redrock White Dorpers - 15 rams
Esdon Blacks - 15 rams
Glen Park UltraWhites - 30 rams
Genelink Dorpers - 15 rams
Australis White Dorpers - 14 rams