2018 Ram Sale
9th Annual Haven Park Ram Sale
Monday 22nd October 2018
On property "Haven Park" 665 Satimer Rd, Wando Vale
We would like to announce that after much deliberation we have sold our East Friesian and East Friesian/Border Leicester programs to the Galpin family of Warrawindi Farms at Penola. The 2018 Haven Park Ram Sale will be run as per normal offering both Poll Dorset and East Friesian/Border Leicester rams which are our best line of rams to date for both breeds due to incorporation of some outstanding new sires.
The Haven Park Poll Dorset stud will continue business as normal, with very exciting offspring from some leading AI and natural sires leading the way. The decision to sell the East Friesian side of the operation came after much deliberation, but we felt it necessary to maintain and progress our Poll Dorset program and to also concentrate on our growing commercial operation.
We are absolutely delighted that the stud has been purchased by the Galpin family with whom I've had a great 20 year working relationship with. The team at Warrawindi of David, Alison, Mason, Jordan and Teegan Galpin not only have the expertise, but the labour component necessary to maintain and grow the East Friesian/Border Leicester program. Moving forward, from 2019 and beyond, Warrawindi will sell the East Friesian/Border Leicester rams, and we have full confidence that the product they market will be consistent with what was offered at Haven Park.
We would very much like to thank our valued cliental for your past support and hope you continue to support the Warrawindi brand in future. We look forward to seeing you at our 2018 sale.
2017 Sale Report
2016 RAM SALE REPORT
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2015 Sale Report
Haven Park's sixth annual on-property sale at Wando Vale near Casterton, was hotly contested by many existing and new clients from 3 states. A total of 46 East Friesian/Border Leicester rams sold from the 46 offered were sold to a top of $2500 twice for Lot 1 and 2 to Steven and Denise Pedericks from PF Pastoral, Tamworth. Stephen and Denise went on to purchase many more rams throughout the East Friesian and Poll Dorset drafts where they also added the 3 top price dorset rams for $1700. The East Friesian/Border Leicester rams averaged $1406.
The Poll Dorset run sold 80 of 98 at auction with all 18 sold after the sale. The Poll Dorsets averaged $805 which was $65 up on last years result when 80 rams were offered. Volume buyers were the McGinty Family from Narracoorte who also purchased many rams in the East Friesian/Border Leicester lots, the McGinty family finished with 22 rams for the day.
Graham, Shirley, Rick, Nancy and Brodhi were all very pleased with the results despite the tough summer looming and look forward to offering more East Friesian/Border Leicester rams in 2016 while consolidating the Poll Dorset offering.
Sale Report 2014
Haven Parks annual ram sale featured on Monday the 27th of October with a catalogue of some 80 Poll Dorsets, 36 East Friesian Cross rams and 10 Corriedale Rams. Selling agents Thomas De Garis and Clarkson Penola and LMB Linke Hamilton were pleased to offer the outstanding catalogue of rams to the large buying crowd.
Buyer support was strong especially on the East Friesian cross rams with 52 registrations on the day including purchasers from 3 states, Victoria, South Australia, and New South Wales.
Throughout the East Friesian cross portion of the catalogue there was spirited bidding with all rams selling, and the top ram selling to $2900 and going to PF Pastoral through Davidson Cameron McCulloch, Tamworth. The average over the East Friesian/Border Leister cross portion was $1848 while the East Friesian/Poll Dorset portion averaged $1091.
Poll Dorsets where again in good demand with the 79 offered ad 76 selling at auction. The top priced Poll Dorset sold to $1200 and went to Camp Creek Partnership through LMB Linke Hamilton. Overall the Poll Dorsets averaged $738.
The Haven Park Corriedales sold to a top of $1000 with 6 selling of the 12 offered, Croydon’s 6 Corriedales all sold to a top of $1000 and the Break Away Suffolk’s offered 14 and sold 4 to a top of $600.
Rick Foster representing the vendors at Haven Park was delighted with the sale and has commented that the plans for next year’s sale are already in train with more East Friesian/Border Leister cross rams to be offered and a small increase in number of Poll Dorsets.
Haven Park would like to thank everyone, new and repeat buyers who supported their sale, along with Parents and Friends of Casterton Primary School who assisted with the catering. We could not be more pleased with the results of our sale it is great to get support from people within the district and interstate buyers.
Sale Report 2013
Haven Park and Croydon held their annual ram sale last Monday the 28th of October.
Thomas, De Garis & Clarkson along with LMB Linke conducted the sale.
In what has become one of the highest quality sales on the calendar, buyers and agents travelled from many different locations to purchase top quality rams.
The sale started with Haven Park offering 10 Corriedale rams to sell to a top of $850 and averaging $550. Croydon offered 4 Corriedale rams to a top of $750. Breakaway Suffolks then offered up 24 rams to sell to a top of $750.
Bruk Bruk's partnership of the Foster family and Brodhi Carracher then offered up their signature East Friesian/Border Leicester August-September drop rams. These particular rams were highly sought after as such a particular breed is very hard to find, and so beneficial commercially. 16 rams were offered to a top of $1600, purchased by the Hawker Family through Landmark Kaniva, and averaged $800. Ashely Braun of TDC Penola quoted the sale of these rams, "It was thrilling to see the quality finally being recognised amongst not only the district but surrounding areas".
Haven Park offered up 62 Poll Dorset rams which were in high demand throughout. Many of these rams were purchased locally and also ventured over the border into the South East of South Australia. The size and growth of these rams is a credit to the Foster Family of Haven Park. The Poll Dorset Rams topped at $1150 to average $700 in what was a good result.