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Turn it Up is the Superior Selections blog. It will have regular updates of the latest experiences, observations and opinion pieces that Ian has written in the past or the present day. We invite you to look, read and hopefully enjoy.

Ella Matta celebrates 40 years with state record bang

At their annual Ella Matta on-property sale at Parndana, Andrew, Tracie and Jamie Heinrich were quietly and proudly celebrating the 40th year that their family has been breeding White Suffolk sheep, started by Andrew’s father Peter back in 1979 at Bute. However, that celebration went off with a huge bang soon after the sale started […]

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Detpa Grove surges to record sale result

In a Spring selling season when stud sales have been notoriously sluggish at the best, it became apparent that many in the White Suffolk breed at least, had been waiting for this week and the Detpa Grove sale in particular. Elders stud stock auctioneer Ross Milne stated in the introduction before the stud ram offering, […]

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Anden’s quality and presentation rewarded

An improved season over that experienced last year in the immediate Woomelang area in the Victorian Mallee was certainly a factor in allowing the Donnan family, Anden White Suffolks and Ultra Whites and Kerangie Suffolk stud to present a magnificent catalogue of rams and ewes from their three breeds to buyers last Thursday (3rd Oct). […]

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Records tumble at Janmac’s 40th Anniversary Sale

By Janine Elen – Outriders Media (for Superior Selections) A record highest average to date, substantially up from the previous year, plus a total clearance of all lots offered were the outstanding highlights at the Hausler family’s 40th Anniversary and 15th Annual Production sale from their Poll Dorset and White Suffolk studs at Goroke last […]

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Woolumbool hits new heights with $13,500 top

No doubt the individual highlight of last Wednesday’s (Oct 2nd) Woolumbool three breed ram sale at Lucindale was the setting of a new Woolumbool sale record of $13,500 for one of their Poll Dorsets. However, the strength behind the overall sale success, where 183 Poll Dorset, White Suffolk and Poll Merino rams sold at a […]

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Bundara Downs continues to find new levels

(Thanks to the following –  Photos and some sale information courtesy of Cath Miller from Stock Journal – sale details from Laura at Elders Keith) The Funke family, Bundara Downs White Suffolk, Poll Dorset and Suffolk studs based at Western Flat south of Bordertown, again presented a large offering of over 350 rams for buyer […]

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Leahcim’s measured genetics produce ‘best ever’ result

In a result described by Leahcim senior principal Andrew Michael as, “Probably our best ever overall result,” 243 Poll Merino rams twice topped at $8400 and averaged $2419 at the family’s 32nd annual Poll Merino ram sale at Snowtown on Tuesday (10th Sept). The presentation of the line-up of 11 to 14 month old rams […]

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Lampata impresses despite seasonal hurdles

Despite serious seasonal challenges, Bruce, Gaye, Robert and Courtney Pocock presented another top quality draft of their unique dual purpose and performance tested Poll Merino rams for buyer competition on Tuesday August 27th at Lameroo. For their efforts, they were rewarded with their second best average price from 33 annual sales, with 50 of the […]

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Quality stimulates big lift at Minta

On the back of an improved season from last year, a big crowd gathered at Jesse and Courtney Hull’s Minta Poll Merino and Merino ram sale at Mt Cooper last Thursday. They obviously liked the quality on offer, with 47 registered bidders putting their names down to compete, which was 11 more than last year. […]

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Much improved result at Uralba

After selling 99 rams to $2200 and averaging $1552 in 2017, things couldn’t have changed more dramatically last year for Paul and Toniette Dolling and family at their annual Uralba White Suffolk ram sale. On the back of an absolutely disastrous season in the Cleve and nearby areas, their sale took a huge hit, with […]

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