Record average for Mt Ascot

Mt Ascot Merino rams averaged $1826, while the Jolly Jumbuck polled rams averaged $2091

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Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino top priced ram sold for $7600 to Paul and Michael Evans, pictured with Felicity, Lachie and Charlie Brumpton.

Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino top priced ram sold for $7600 to Paul and Michael Evans, pictured with Felicity, Lachie and Charlie Brumpton.

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The Brumpton family's combined Mt Ascot Merino stud and Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino stud, Mitchell, sold 116 rams to average $1670 at their annual on-property sale on January 20.

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The Brumpton family's combined Mt Ascot Merino stud and Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino stud, Mitchell, sold 116 rams to average $1670 at their annual on-property sale on January 20.

With 21 registered buyers operating, the sale recorded a 100 per cent clearance.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Nigel Brumpton said they were thrilled with the overall sale result.

"We enjoyed great support from both Queensland and NSW, and recorded our best ever average," Mr Brumpton said.

Mt Ascot Merino rams averaged $1826, while the Jolly Jumbuck polled rams averaged $2091.

Topping the sale at $7500 was a Jolly Jumbuck two tooth ram offered by Felicity, Charlie and Lachie Brumpton, which sold to Paul and Michael Evans, Tambua Poll Merino stud, Cobar, NSW.

A repeat buyer, the Tambua Poll Merino stud was looking for a fine wool sire to be used in their stud breeding program.

The sale topper had an exceptional frame with bright white wool which was 17.4 microns, had 16.8 CV and hit the scales at 110 kilograms.

Next at $5500 was another Jolly Jumbuck ram selling to David Sisson, Guyra, NSW.

Mr Sisson was also looking for a lower micron ram, and his purchase was 19.6 microns, had 13.7 CV and weighed 110kg.

 Mount Ascot top priced ram sold for $5000 and is pictured with Aaron and Katie Little and children, Bob Little and Nigel Brumpton.

Mount Ascot top priced ram sold for $5000 and is pictured with Aaron and Katie Little and children, Bob Little and Nigel Brumpton.

Nigel and Rosemary Brumpton's Mt Ascot Merino stud sale portion topped at $5000 when a two tooth ram with exceptional white lustrous wool with very deep crimp and excellent bone and conformation was selected by Bob and Marg Little.

Repeat buyers of 20 years, the Littles finished with 22 rams for an average of $2323. They run their breeding ewes at Waverley Downs, Cunnamulla, while wethers are run at Moonby Downs, Hughenden.

"We only buy Mt Ascot rams as I believe the Brumptons are on the right track and we are happy with the wool they produce," Mr Little said.

He said due to the drought, their ewe numbers were down and they are running between 6000 to 7000, but in a normal season can run up to about 10,000.

"We cut between 400 to 500 bales of wool annually," he said.

Major buyers included Sheales Pastoral Company, Muttaburra, finishing with 15 rams for a $1100 average.

Harry and Susan Glasson, Greenlaw, Yaraka, purchased 12 rams for an average of $1267. Rob and Gina Allen, Eumarra, Brewarrina, NSW, finished with 11 rams for an average price of $1509.

The Alexander family, Willoughby, Barcaldine, selected nine rams for an average of $1978.

  • Selling agents: Elders and AuctionsPlus.
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