Echo Cottage at Lemont held its sixth annual merino ram sale

Echo Cottage, Lemont, held its sixth annual merino ram sale on February 9.

The sale included 33 well-prepared rams and 710 sound five-year old merino ewes.

Tasmanian and mainland buyers attended the sales, with 22 rams sold.

Gilbert Taylor of St Johnstone bought the top-priced ram for $1500, while RBK Pitt & Partners, of Glen Dhu, were the top buyers, purchasing 10 lots.

Two Victorian merino studs also purchased rams, with this sale averaging $1200 per ram, Elders senior sales support officer Davina Sauerwald said.

“Strong buyer support and well prepared rams made for a very positive result,” she said.

The ewes went to Livestock Consulting Tasmania at $110 per head.