January 2017 saw the Newhaven team start the year off in a strong genetic fashion – with another strong sale at the Perendale NZ Stud Ram Fair, in Gore on January 10th.
As Newhaven held the highest average sale price from the 2016 sale, the first sire up was Newhaven Ram NE 692/15. He sold well to a Canterbury stud buyer, followed by the second Newhaven ram NE 756/15 selling extremely well to a Southland bidder.
Newhaven then went on to purchase a bloodline that will match well with the attributes of the Newhaven genetic targets – Hinerua 177/15, whom the Newhaven team purchased in a dual syndicate for the top price of the sale, $7,800. “He is a well balanced sire, and we believe that he will handle the challenging conditions that our Newhaven hill bred flock is run under” said Blair Smith after the sale. “We are extremely fussy when purchasing stud sires, and we believe that he ticks all of the boxes” David Ruddenklau added.
It was indeed a strong sale with an active gallery of buyers, with a full clearance of all 55 rams offered for sale.