Stokes Bay Genetics celebrates big sale result at its 2019 ram sale

Stokes Bay Genetics held its 11th on property sale featuring its best poll Dorset rams on Friday, October 18.

Stud principal Michael Stanton welcomed buyers from across Kangaroo Island to SBG's 2019 ram sale.

He spoke about Lambplan's Carcase Plus index that will be replaced by the new Terminal carcass production index in 2020 and how SBG are well placed moving forward with TCP.

SBG-18-158 is the second highest poll Dorset in lambplan for TCP and semen is available.

TOP RAM: The top priced poll Dorset ram at the 2019 Stokes Bay Genetics ram sale with Landmark's Jordy Heinrich, Tom Wurst of Platinum Livestock and stud principal Michael Stanton.

TOP RAM: The top priced poll Dorset ram at the 2019 Stokes Bay Genetics ram sale with Landmark's Jordy Heinrich, Tom Wurst of Platinum Livestock and stud principal Michael Stanton.

At the 2019 sale, $2800 top price ram Lot 12 went to Platinum Livestock purchasing for KI's Mayhem Pastoral. Platinum purchased three top rams at an $1866 average.

"Lot 12 was a excellent ram with huge growth and was the stand out ram all the way from weaning and was used as a ram lamb," Mr Stanton said.

He has ASBV's of 12.4 wwt 19.1 pwwt 2.3 pemd TCP 159 CP 227.

Volume buyer was Zach Trethewey buying nine rams at an $955 average through Platinum Livestock. He received a five litres of Startect drench from Zoetis rep Mary Chirgwin.

Other key buyers were the Tremaine family with eight at $850 average, Manor Estates eight at $800 average, A & C Bussenschutt seven at $1070 average, Ivan Read Hotel Projects six at $1050 average, G&T Johnston six at $833 average and Buck Pastoral five average $1420.

The crowd enjoyed a heavy rain downpour and then great food and drinks

It was a big week for the Stanton family who also ran a "Breeding Your Future" workshop the day before on Thursday with New Zealander Dr Mark Ferguson and Darren Gordon from neXtgen Agri.

Producers from across South Australia travelled to Kangaroo Island to listen about how to improve their profitability within their business.

Mr Stanton was extremely happy with the sale result and the continued support for Stokes Bay Genetics rams.

2018: 81/98 sold, average $963, top $2600

2019: 84/92 sold, average $1111, top $2800

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