Livestock

Costerfield ram sale tops at $3000

By Rodney Woods

Merinos and Poll Merinos topped at $3000 twice at the fourth Koole Vale ram sale on October 9.

The Costerfield stud, owned by Alan and Prue Harris, offered 59 rams in total and sold 58 to 23 registered buyers.

The 37 Merinos and Poll Merinos sold averaged $1643, with the top price shared with Gary Griffin, of Raywood, and J., N. and M. Dickinson, from Tooborac.

The Dickinsons also purchased five Merinos and four White Suffolks.

The top horned Merino was purchased for $2500 by C. Cann, of Longwood.

The White Suffolks had a total clearance of 21 rams to average $1100, with the top price of $1500 paid by James Giampietro, of Tooborac, while Stan Artridge, of Ruffy, was another volume buyer, purchasing eight rams.