Lampata Poll Merinos specialise in breeding
2020 Sale Results
Despite border restrictions impacting interstate clients from attending Lampata Poll Merinos annual on property ram sale, the Pocock family from Lameroo offered 20 more rams in their auction this year with positive results and happy clients.
65 of the 80 rams offered found homes, with the sale peaking at $3200 twice and averaging $1282. The Pocock’s line up of rams were significantly ‘more forward this year’ with ‘whiter and freer growing wool’ according to Elders Auctioneer, Steve Doecke.
2019 Sale Results
Despite seasonal challenges affecting several of their clients, Bruce, Gaye, Robert and Courtney Pocock managed to lift the top and average prices at their 33rd Lampata Poll Merino ram sale at Lameroo on Tuesday.
Fifty of the 59 rams offered found homes, with the sale peaking at $3500 – $400 more than last year – and averaging $1418, a $49 jump.
The only downside was six less rams cleared due to some longer-term clients unable to operate this year.
The Pococks also faced challenging conditions in the first half of the year, and had been containment feeding all Lampata stock – including the sale rams until just four weeks ago.
2018 Sale Results
The 2018 Lampata Poll Merino ram sale at Lameroo, saw rams sell to a top of $3100 and achieve a near total clearance for their unique type Poll Merino rams, with selection based on performance for total sheep productivity.
Buyers consistently return for these Lampata rams, with genetics that are very strong in the main profit-making traits of Meat, Wool and Fertility, that the Pocock family have specifically selected for many decades.
The top priced ram was lot 29, Lampata 17172Tw and sold to return buyer, Ben Hunt, Nalang Farms based at Mundulla, who attended the sale with his TDC agent, Murray Jones. This sale topping ram demonstrated doing-ability, boasted by its equal highest Cfat percentage of 121.2, while it was also strong in muscling traits, including an EMD% near the top at 111.1. Nalang Farms bought four rams at an average of $1925, with all their purchases ranking at the top end for eye muscle and fat.
2017 Sale Results
Average and top price records tumbled at Lampata Poll Merino stud’s on-property sale for the second consecutive year, with Bruce, Gaye, Robert and Courtney Pocock achieving a full clearance of 60 paddock-run rams at Lameroo on Tuesday last week.
Strong competition from the 23 registered bidders pushed the top price to $4300 – a $300 increase on last year – while the sale average rose by a similar amount to $1551.
The Walker family, Keringa, Lameroo, paid the top price for L16080Tw – a well-balanced, 20.9 micron ram with above-average figures across the board, including +17 for clean fleece weight and +14 for body weight, culminating in a Lampata index of 106.3.