2021 Sale Report

Repeat buyers return to Lampata

Sale summary
Sold 56
Offered 76
Top $4100
Average $1370

Repeat buyer Jax Joynt, of Meribah near Loxton, has purchased Lampata’s top selling ram, for $4100, at its annual sale on Tuesday.

Held among a good crowd, Lampata Poll Merino Stud’s – based at Lameroo in the state’s South East –  annual auction brought out a number of buyers including many repeat customers.

Lot 35, a May 2020 drop twin, sired by Select Syndicate 2020, caught the eye of Jax Joynt’s Adam Flavel.

“Lot 35 caught my eye for its frame and good staple length to fill bales,” Mr Flavel said.

“We are also chasing the lower microns for our 1000 self-replacing merino flock.”

Weighing in at 94.5kg, Lot 35 with tag number 20R092, has a GFW of 3.5, comfort factor of 100.

With a total of 55 rams sold from 76 offered, Lampata Poll Merino Stud sale averaged at $1370/head.  The first 25 rams averaged a great $2100.

Repeat customers, AT & AG Evans, of Karoonda, were again the volume buyers for this year, having purchased 12 rams at last year’s sale, they matched that with another 12 for $800/head average.

Another repeat and volume buyer, Ray Elleway & Co, of the Eyre Peninsula, returned to purchase six rams for an average of $1450/head.

Volume buyer PS Wallis, of Serviceton in Victoria – also another returning customer – took home six rams to an average of $1335/head.

Despite dry conditions leading into their 35th on property sale in 2021, the Pocock family of Lampata Poll Merino Stud were still eager to see where their previous year’s work had led them.

Lampata Poll Merino Stud principal Robert Pocock was pleased with the result despite the absence of regular buyers and the season.

“Our line up this year had consistency all the way through with some good heavy wool cutters and large frames,” Mr Pocock said.

“We are really happy with how the rams have come up this year and are pretty proud of what we have here.”

Consistently working on improving their stock, Mr Pocock said they were keen to hear from buyers with any comments or feedback on what they had done.

“I hope there’s something here that can cater for your needs,” he said.

With the loss of two key long-term clients – Bill Hunt of Mundalla and Lyn Walker of Lameroo- in the past year, the Pocock family passed their condolences onto the families. Both have family members continuing on at Lampata

Lampata’s Bruce Pocock said they were great people who would be sadly missed.

Elders auctioneer Steve Doecke said the Lampata ram was showing exactly where the stud was headed.

“(the Lampata ram) A great dual purpose ram, great body and cover,” Mr Doecke said.

“There’s hardly a ram there that’s into the negative fat figures. The depth and quality of the rams are here for your opportunity today.”

With rams haltered and calmed, ready for purchasers to enjoy viewing, Mr Doecke was impressed with how they looked.

“They look proud and don’t they look good outside,” Mr Doecke said.

Elders Lameroo conducted the auction.

Lampata’s top-priced ram Lot 35 sold for $4100, with stud principal Robert Pocock, Jarryd Finch, of Elders Lameroo, top buy Adam Flavel of Jax Joynt and Bruce Pocock of Lampata Poll Merino Stud.

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