44th ANNUAL ON-PROPERTY RAM SALE
Wednesday 22nd September 2021 | 10am inspections, 1pm auction
Little Range, Cunningar Road, Boorowa NSW
The 44th Annual Koonwarra Merino and Poll Merino Stud’s Ram Sale will be held on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 1pm at Little Range, Boorowa, NSW. Inspections commence at 10am.
On offer will be 110 Fine/Medium and Medium May/June 2020 unhoused drop horn and poll rams.
Pre-sale inspections for 2021 are via private appointments only due to the COVID-19 situation. Appointments can be arranged by calling Jono on 0427 272 238 or Charlie on 0467 853 396.
To assist with your selections, the sale rams were mid-side sampled on 16th August 2021 and fleece tested by Riverina Wool Testers, with the averages being micron 18.8, S.D. 3.4, C.V. 18.1, C.F. 99.0% and the average body weight was 78kgs of the 110 rams selected for the ram sale.
The rams were shorn on 14th April 2021 for their greasy fleece weight percentage, which averaged 8.3kg wool cut for the 110 sale rams. Their current body weights will be done in the week prior to the sale and displayed on the individual sale pen cards.
These rams have been paddock reared on grass with access to grain feeders, but have not been shedded ensuring these young rams are acclimatised to natural conditions, be it weather patterns or grass availability. They are in good working order and well grown with good body weights. On sale day, these paddock raised rams will be 15 months old and will have 5 months wool on them.
The 2021 sale catalogue is available to download here.
Koonwarra bred sires / families used for paddock joining:
• KWA Glenpaen Magic 195 by 205: Dark green eartags
• KWA Glenpaen Magic 176 by 205: Dark green eartags
• KWA Boonoke 039 by 026: Lime green eartags
• KWA Charinga Doc 004: Dark blue eartags
• Claypans 323: Sky blue eartags
• KWA Claypans 017 by 323: Sky blue eartags
• KWA Claypans 020 by 323: Sky blue eartags
• KWA Pemcaw Poll 045: Mustard eartags
• KWA Uniform 077: Purple eartags
• KWA Roseville Park 065: Yellow eartags
• KWA Roseville Park 156 by 065: Yellow eartags
Nerstane Poll – 43: Progeny have black eartags. This poll sire was originally spotted at the Dubbo Sheep Show in 2018 and it is the second time we have used him. A very well-built ram with great staple length and style, he has left us some very impressive rams and just as good young ewes. We have been so impressed with this ram we have purchased himfrom Nerstane Stud for future paddock joining in the Koonwarra Stud.
Alfoxton Brutus: Progeny have brown eartags. This new horn sire was also spotted in the Dubbo show ring in 2019 and went on to become Australian Ram of the Year. He is a very well-built ram with a very good sireoutlook. This ram was sired by Boonoke 026, which we also used in an A.I. program four years ago, which left us with a good bloodline through the Koonwarra paddock joined sires.
Glendonald Purple 868: Progeny have purple eartags. This ram was named the 2019 Victorian Hogget of the Year. A big well-built ram with a nourished wool and a real sire outlook. The sire of this ram goes back to the Tara Park Stud here at Boorowa.
FLOCK RAM SALES
Flock ram sales commence in mid-October each year, by appointment.
Private inspections allow each client plenty of time to inspect and discuss their individual requirements.
These rams are from the same drop as those to be offered at the annual on-property ram sale in September.