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Sale Report Feb 2018 Gulgong NSW - rams to $2100 (click here)


Sale Report Oct 2017 Mid North SA - rams to $2200 (click here)


NSW-Qld combined sale Gulgong Feb 2017

Wiltipoll breeders sale tops at $1475

A 17 month old ram offered by Richard Davies, Lone Pine stud, Quialigo, topped the eighth annual NSW-Qld combined Wiltipoll Breeders sale  at Gulgong last Saturday. 
Eight vendors offered 30 rams with 23 selling to average $781 and 30 or 40 ewes topped at $675 to average $456. 
Lone Pine Stud sold eight rams for a $750 average and six ewes topping at $675 to average $533.
First time buyers Geoff and Nicky Lomman, Pine Hill Stud, Bowral, paid the top money for a 99.5kg son of Lone Pine YLP7 and from Gunhurst Black 27 with Mr Lomman saying the ram had a good strong back and black feet which is needed in their wet country. "We are after different bloodlines to cover our Reavesdale ewes but are limited in terms of outcrosses," Mr Lomman said.
An A1, August 2015 drop ewe offered by Lone Pine Stud topped the ewe section at $675, when sold to return buyers Coralie and Damian Moss, Ironbark Wiltipolls, Tamworth. Mr Moss said they liked this sale for the quality of the stock and the ability to buy only Wiltipolls at the one fixture. "This ewe is a beautiful big ewe with nice size and length about her body, we were looking for something with a bit more muscle and found it," he said.
Ironbark stud sold four rams to top at $1200 and averaged $787 plus four ewes to $375 three times to average $356.
The Powell family's Munna Stud, Coolah, sold two rams to $1200 to average $1125 and three ewes to $450 average $364.
Rita Hough's Grange Vale stud, Eumungerie, sold six ewes to $420 to average $391.
Volume buyers and first time purchasers at this sale Matt and Rachel Adams, Mendooran purchased 16 head. Mr Adams said that one of the reasons that he liked Wiltipolls was because of the way they shed. "I am extremely happy with the way they shed, clean up and present straight from the paddock. They are good big bodied, leggy sheep that can get over the ground and all have great confirmation. These sheep will be a step in the right direction for us, they have a good lambing rate, mothering ability and are easy to care for."
Australian Wiltipoll Association NSW-Qld Sub-Committee president Ian Hopwood said the sale was down a little on last year but there was some good value and most sheep went to outside buyers. "There is a trend that the sheep are going to general farmers not just hobby farmers now," he said. "There was enthusiasm around the sale with people starting to talk about Wiltipolls and the things they are doing, cross-breeding and breeding pure bloods."
The selling agents were McDonald Lawson - Mudgee with Bill Lawson controlling the bids.
The Land
Feb 2017
Top picture -
Richard Davies, Lone Pine Stud, Quialigo, his son Finley and buyer Nicky Lomman, Pine Hill Stud, Bowral, with the ram that made the top price of the sale at $1475   Bottom Picture - Top priced ewe ($675) with vendor Richard Davies & son Finley & buyers the Moss family, Ironbark, Tamworth, NSW.


Mid North SA Sale Oct 2016

Wonoka Sire to $4400 at Mid North auction

It was a strong start at the Mid North Wiltipoll sale at Kapunda on Friday as fierce bidding pushed Lot one to the sale top of $4400.
This set the tone for the sale, which had 15 of 22 Wiltipoll rams sold at auction averaging $1373 and full clearance of 20 composite rams averaging $1405.
The multi-vendor sale included lots from the Wonoka stud, Kapunda, Jayvee Farm, Bute, Spring Creek, Marrabel and Calena Heights, Ungarra.
The top price of $4400 was paid for a Wonoka ram by Matt Octoman and Lauren Roberts, Calenda Heights, Ungarra. The twin ram weighed 89.5kg with an 8.5mm fat depth and 39mm eye muscle depth with 100% shedding.
Mr Octoman said the ram appealed with its early growth and maturity as well as good backline and would be used in the Calena Heights stud program.
Bidding was also strong on the composite portion of the sale with a high of $2700 paid by BK & LJ Laubsch, Kapunda for a Wonoka ram with 42% Wiltipoll, 48% White Dorper and 11% Poll Dorset genetics.
Wonoka co-principal San Jolly said composites were becoming an increasing focus for the stud.
"Probably in the past two to three years tehre has been a distinct shift to composites with more of them fully shedding" she said. Ms Jolly was "very happy" with the sales's strength. "We had some of ouir regular buyers back, which is great to see and a few new clients as well as interstate buyers" she said.
Volume buyers were Kars Pastoral Co, Strathalbyn which bought five composite rams to $2400 and Peter Dowdle, Hamilton, Victoria who bought two Wiltipolls and three composites to $1600.
The sale was conducted by Landmark Beaton Agencies with Landmark studstock manager Gordon Wood the auctioneer.
SA Stock Journal
Oct 2016


Early Growth: Top price ram buyers Lauren Roberts and Matt Octoman, Calena Heights, Ungarra with Wonoka principals San Jolly and Ann Wallace Kapunda, with the top price ram at the front of the pen


Reavesdale wins Hook & Hoof competition

Ian Hopwood and Loris Denyer of Reavesdale Wiltipoll, Murringo with their pen of trade lambs.

Ian Hopwood and Loris Denyer of Reavesdale Wiltipoll, Murringo with their pen of trade lambs. They won the Champion Wiltipoll Hook & Hoof competition at the Dubbo show - May 2016




March 2015 

My wether lambs, Wiltipoll/Merino 2nd cross were sold through JBS Bordertown SA.
The lambs were 10 months old, weighed an average of 61kg liveweight, dressed out at 28.5kg, with a $2 skin value and made $150/head. The lambs had been finished in a feedlot.

 Wayne Rooke
Boolaroo Centre

April/May 2014
Reavesdale's success at Cowra prime lamb sale April/May 2014 (see Prime Lamb Sales page)



Click on links below for Game Changer Article

Stock Journal Dec 13 Pt 1
Stock Journal Dec 13 Pt 2



Wonoka Sale October 2013
Kapunda SA
Rams to $4200

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Wonoka Sale Oct 2013

NSW/QLD Combined Breeders Sale 2013


Friday 18th January was one of the hottest days this summer and at Gulgong it was no exception with temperatures reported from 41C to 43C. So it was a great achievement that 15 Wiltipoll vendors arrived at Gulgong with 96 lots of sheep for sale.

While there were some great quality sheep for sale it was a very quiet market which may have been due to heat and/or sheep markets generally and land holders experiencing depleting feed supplies.

In saying that, the top ram bred by Peter and Judy Colless (pictured) from Carthona, Wingham, sold for $1700 and was only $200 down on the top price last year. The buyers were Bastian and Erica Seidel (pictured), Misima Stud, Tasmania. Peter and Judy Colless have consistently topped the ram sale each year since the NSW/QLD Wiltipoll combined breeders sale has been running.

The second top ram was sold by a new breeder to the sale this year; Coralie Moss of Ironbark Tamworth for $1100. It was also purchased by Bastian and Erica present at the sale from Tasmania.

The average ram price this year was $782.

The top ewe was sold by Robert Miller of Allambie, Dubbo for $425 to Jon Peel and Daniele Newton of Oakey, Windeyer. Robert Miller also sold 2 more ewes for $400 as did Gordon and Genevieve Starr of Eshcol, Dalton and Paul Brady of Gunhurst, ACT also sold a ewe for $400. This year the ewes averaged $378.



    The Munna ram which made $5000 at the 2012 Munna Annual Wiltipoll Sale


On Saturday 16th February 2012 Harry & Jill Powell and Anna & Tom Dunlop held their 7th Annual on property Wiltipoll Sale at Coolah.

The highlight of the sale was a Munna ram which sold for a NSW record price of $5000.

Twenty Munna rams sold for an average of $1263.75.

Carthona sold four rams to average $862.50 with a top of $1000 and six ewes to average $437.50.

Three A1 ewes made $475.

Three Munna ewes made a top of $450. Thirty five registered A1 ewes averaged $404.28.

Sixty Munna commercial ewes sold for an average of $195 and six Carthona stud ewes averaged $437.50.


The NSW - Qld Registered Wiltipoll Sale was held in January 2012 at Gulgong NSW.
Of the 88 lots offered for sale 87 were sold and vendors felt it was a stronger sale than last year with more sales over the $1000 mark.  The top price ram was sold by Peter & Judy Colless from Carthona, Wingham, NSW and made $1900. The average ram price was $843.
The top priced ewes were sold by Robert Miller, Allambie Stud, Dubbo and the Colless family of Carthona with both pens making $650 per ewe. The average ewe price was $486.

The South Australian Performance Breeders Sale was held at Mt Pleasant in October 2011. The top priced ram sold by Kars Pastoral Co made $3600 purchased by James and Maxine Blackburn of Tunbridge Farm, Merriwa, NSW.

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SA Breeders Sale 2011


For more sales reports please go to the Registered and Prime lamb Sales pages.

Congratulations to Wonoka Stud of Kapunda for achieving a new national record price of $5800 for their ram at the 2010 SA breeders sale. Click on attachment to view Stock Journal Article

Stock Journal