Mount Ronan annual on-property ram sales
The Mount Ronan on-property ram sales have been organised so that buyers can easily purchase their ram requirements. The auction allows purchasers to procure the rams they really want because the sheep can be secured individually.
Rams are penned in pairs in the sale shed, each pen containing 2 lots (e.g. Lot 1 and Lot 2). The 2 rams enter the sale ring together and the winning bidder has a choice of buying both rams or an individual ram. In the event of only one ram being purchased, the unsold ram is re-offered for sale.
Intending purchasers can study the LAMBPLAN ASBV’s and pedigree information in the sale catalogue as they walk down the laneways in the sale shed. They also have ready access to this information as the sheep enter the sale pen.
The sale catalogue is also put on the website the week before the auction for perusal.
Directions to Mount Ronan: Mount Ronan location
Mount Ronan semen sales for the 2016 mating season
“The profitability of our producers’ prime lamb enterprises is the key to the future of Mount Ronan.”
Using the power of Mount Ronan genetics will put more money in your wallet …
“My association with Guy Bowen of Mount Ronan goes back to an information day he held on his property for a group of sheep farmers from Esperance.
I was impressed with his understanding of genetics and his willingness to select and blend traits from different breeds to increase the profitability of his sheep.
In 2006 we purchased some terminal sires, and were very happy with the growth and leanness of their progeny. My real interest was in his emerging maternal line of rams. We purchased the first maternal rams in 2007, and again in 2010.
The ewe progeny from these rams mature early. When mating them at 9-10 months, they are achieving conception rates of 90% with more than 100% weaning. These ewes have very few birthing difficulties, are good mothers and excellent milkers.
We grow out the wether lambs to be sold as heavy weights. Mount Ronan genetics allows us to grow them out to heavy weights and still meet buyers’ grids.
This year a consignment of 195 wether lambs by Mount Ronan maternal composite sires averaged 31.25kg dressed at WAMMCO, and realised an average price of $196.12 per head. Only one lamb was over score 4.
We are very happy to be using rams from Mount Ronan, and enjoy the friendship of Guy and family.”
Geoff and Leanne Tidow, Esperance. 2011.
WONDERFUL MANAGEMENT with POWERFUL GENETICS produces OUTSTANDING RESULTS!!!!
“We have been using Mount Ronan rams for many years.
The rams have a great balance of LAMBPLAN ASBV’s, and the progeny they produce are of excellent quality, which is reflected in their sale price.
The Bowen family should be congratulated on breeding such an outstanding flock of production sheep.”
Jarrad Clarke. (KL Clarke & Co, Goomalling) 2011.