It is a little late, however we could not let our annual spring ram sale go by, without acknowledging the people who continue to make each year bigger and better for Cloven Hills.
Our ram sale once again exceeded all expectations, with 100% clearance selling to a top of $11,200 and stud record average of $2917.
Just a month out from the sale, we wondered whether we were crazy to try and offer 500 rams at a time when we weren’t even sure we were going to be able to have an open day, let alone an on-farm sale, but at the end of the day we were completely overwhelmed – and a little shocked! – with the result!
We are extremely grateful to the new and returning clients who show great interest in what we do and have the confidence to invest in Cloven Hills genetics.
Our aim has been to develop a genetic line that not only provides those key profit drivers for prime lamb production, but also present a line of rams with something that suits all producers, from commercial to stud operators, no matter the budget or production objectives.
We were excited and grateful to Yarram Park Composites and Cashmore Oaklea, who competed for the two top-priced rams of the day and also delighted that clients were able to purchase quite a number of high-indexing rams for the $1000-mark.
A big thank you to our Cloven Hills team, who put in countless hours preparing for the sale – from collating catalogues and preparing cards, to building yards and cleaning sheds, yarding rams and the countless other tasks that go into putting this event together.
On top of that, they all worked long hours on the day, helping out with serving food, moving rams and keeping the rest of the farm running.
Our many thanks to you all.
We were also lucky enough to have two local businesses – Chris Gorman at Chrissy.made and Troy Robbins at Element Café and Larder – come on board to cater for our visitors and our thanks to them for providing such a delicious spread, to feed to masses.
No one went home hungry!
Finally, to our agent, Rick Smith and the team at Nutrien Ag Casterton, our sincerest thanks for the power of work you do promoting and preparing for each of our sales.
The results of the day are a credit not only to Cloven Hills, but the many long hours Rick puts in and it makes our job a lot easier, having our business in such competent hands.
Thanks again for your wonderful support.
Kate and Chris Dorahy