THE small in numbers Wiltipoll breeders community in NSW were in celebratory mood at the end of the 12th annual combined breeders sale as they added up the totals and divided them by numbers to find records broken in stud ram, stud ewe and commercial ewe categories.
This small and to-date not so influential breed had come of age as more than 100 breeders flocked to the Des Campbell Memorial sheep pavilion at Gulgong showground to be a part of the breed’s lift in popularity and certainly in record breaking success.
Six studs presented rams and ewes in the catalogue with every animal sold at auction.
Stud rams sold first with all 15 selling to a record top price of $3700 and record average of $1587.
Then followed the 20 stud ewes which topped…