Madden family's total clearance at Poll Dorset ram sale

Glenwood Park, Middle Arm, had a clearance of 30 rams through agency MD and JJ Anderson, Crookwell averaging $1203 per head for Lyn and Scott Madden.

The mother and son's repeat loyal clientele have supported the Poll Dorset ram sale for the past seven years.

They were joined by a few new clients.

This saw a total clearance of rams and improvement on last year's averages.

Ram sale: Lyn Madden with top-price ram purchasers Nick, Tanya and Roy Hearn and stud principal and Scott Madden. Photo supplied.

Ram sale: Lyn Madden with top-price ram purchasers Nick, Tanya and Roy Hearn and stud principal and Scott Madden. Photo supplied.

Ms Madden said the enthusiasm of the buyers was due to high first-cross ewe prices and stud principal Mr Madden's continued work to improve the rams.

At Yass, South Eastern Livestock Exchange first-cross ewe sale on November 25, 1.5-year-old ewes topped for $356 per head, with a total of 75 buyers.

Mr Madden has continued to improve the results of the rams amid challenging seasonal conditions.

"The rams were well-grown out with only a small amount of supplementary feeding to see them through the winter," Ms Madden said.

The top-priced ram was purchased by Nick, Tanya and Roy Hearn from Bigga for $2300.

"He was every bit a stand-out ram among a good selection," said Ms Madden.

"He was good structurally in both growth and weight and scanned well."

The June-2018 drop ram had a weight of 118 kilogram, fat of 6.5 millimetre and eye muscle depth of 44mm.

Overall, the Madden's were pleased with the result and thanked the buyers for their continued support.

The sale was held at the Binda Recreation Ground on November 16 and conducted by MD and JJ Anderson.

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