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Rich rewards at Mount Ascot Merino ram sale

Elders stud stock selling team, that handled the brisk bidding at Mount Ascot ram sale.A COURAGEOUS decision by the Brumpton family to go ahead with their recent annual Mount Ascot Merino ram sale at Mitchell, despite widespread travel disruption caused by the floods, was rewarded with strong demand and total clearance.

Founded by Reuben and Heather Brumpton and now continued by their son Nigel and his wife Rosemary and family members, Mount Ascot continues to be a front-runner in Queensland ram marketing, as evidenced again this year, even with many former NSW and central-western clients kept away by closed roads.

Even with these buying restrictions, the sale reached a top price of $5000 for a ram sold to long-standing Mount Ascot clients, Bob and Marg Little, Waverley, Cunnamulla, who also bought 24 other auction rams to average $1868, including the second top-priced ram at $4500.

Proceeds from one of the rams bought for $2000 by the Little family were donated to the flood appeal.

Graham Winks, Tilquin, Bollon, took home 17 rams; the Hill family, Oakey Park, Dirranbandi, selected 12; Glenorie Grazing, Morven, bought 11; and DJ&D Sullivan took home 10.

Long-time clients included Summer-hill Grazing, Ilfracombe, taking home 16 rams; Arthur Gaunt taking seven; Jim and Kate Scutt, Waldor, Dirranbandi, with five; Harry and Susan Glasson, Blackall, taking 10, and LG&LE Jukes & Sons, Tregonning, Morven, taking five.

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