Newhaven Ram 1005/14 was in demand at New Zealand’s leading Perendale sale on Tuesday in Gore – with a $13,500 bid securing the sought after ram.
This top price of the sale was for a ram that the winning bidder, Mount Somers farmer Blair Gallagher described as “the complete package” with excellent conformation and wool and outstanding figures to compliment this sire.
Blair and Jane Smith and David Ruddenklau from Newhaven all attended the well known sale which was noted by the Perendale NZ President, Mr Mike McElrea as a “very good sale, with an average sale price of $2,468 per head, notably higher than the previous year”.
Blair Smith described the ram as a very reliable and robust bloodline (with his twin brother 1004/14 equally as good and now retained in the Newhaven stud sire team) and this sought after ram was ranked third out of the Newhaven flock of 1203 rams in total.
The bloodlines of this ram also trace to our latest exported ram to the ‘Mount Monmot’ flock in Victoria, Australia which means potential access for astute Australian sheep breeder in the near future.
When speaking on live NZ radio after the sale, Jane Smith noted that the strong Perendale sale on Tuesday was another example of farmers making sure that they invest in the best quality genetics possible- to ensure that their flocks are as efficient producers of quality lamb and wool through using rams with the highest genetic merit and proven high performance bloodlines as possible.