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2016 HADDON RIG RAM SALE

RECOGNITION of the depth of breeding in Haddon Rig Merinos was exemplified by new and valued returning buyers from four states who eagerly bid for their sire battery requirements at the Falkiner family’s 33rd on-property sale at Warren, last Thursday, and purchased 164 stud rams for an average $2653.

A total of 139 from 140 Merino rams cleared at auction to a top of $11,000 and an average of $2626 followed by 25 from 26 Poll Merino rams selling to $6000 and averaging $2804. Last year the overall average was $2316 for 160 rams with 128 Merinos averaging $2364 and 32 Poll Merinos $2125. However the increase in ram values seemed to be overlooked by buyers who strived to secure their quotas in this 100th anniversary year of the Falkiner family’s ownership of this iconic western plains property.

In celebration stud principals George and Sally Falkiner were joined by the daughters and George’s two sisters plus past managers and staff, and relatives of past classers.Reflecting the occasion it was opportune that one of Haddon Rig’s longest running daughter studs, Bonanza, Walgett, purchased the top-priced ram. Bonanza principal, James Morris, said his flock’s success with Haddon Rig blood was not only due to the fact it was “extremely well suited” to his area.“These sheep are very even, there is great depth in their breeding and they are not dressed up or over fed,” Mr Morris said.

The ram he selected and paid top money for was the first lot, a 125 kilogram son of Wanganella 3-816 growing 19.4 micron wool with and standard deviation (SD) of 2.8 micron and coefficient of variation (CV) of 14.4 per cent with100pc comfort factor and a greasy fleece weight percentage (GFW%) of 163pc.

The Morris family joins 5000 Merino ewes of which upwards of 1000 are stud ewes, all growing 19 to 19.5 micron wool and Mr Morris was hopeful this would be the first time in years he would gain an impressive wool cut after rain had changed the Walgett district landscape.

Doug and Alistair Wilson, of Lightning Ridge, paid $6000 for the top-priced Poll Merino, a 20.7 micron son of Wallaloo Park 003 weighing 115kg and showing a GFW percentage of 155pc and wool with an SD of 3 and CV of 14.5pc. The Dinning family of Naracoorte, South Australia, paid third top Merino price of $5000 for a son of a Haddon Rig sire weighing 111kg and growing 19.5 micron wool with an SD of 2.9 and CV of 14.8pc and GFW of 121pc. Among the high prices paid for Poll Merino rams John Rae, Pentdale of “Carwell”, Gulargambone, paid $5500 twice in his purchases of four rams averaging $4550.

The first of his top money pair was sired by Collinsville Premier 102 and growing 18.9 micron wool with the other sired by Poll Boonoke 3-28 with 21.6 micron wool.Buying one Poll Merino and 13 Merino rams, Arthur and Richard Bragg of Rossgole Pastoral Company, “Rossgole”, Aberdeen, paid an average $3371 and a top of $400. The family have been buying here for more than two decades and join 5000 Merino ewes of 19 to 20 micron average at Aberdeen and also run 4000 wethers on “Temi”, Willow Tree.

Arthur Bragg said the flock was Corriedales up to the 1950s when infused by Merino blood. Ewes are now joined for seven weeks at a ram rate of 1.3pc and some 3000 or 60pc of ewes are classed out and joined to White Suffolks. Mr Bragg said fertility was high and averaged 115pc to 120pc and he had marked up to 140pc. Wethers are moved to “Temi” as two-tooths and run on the hills for five years cutting seven to eight kilograms of wool. Returning from Scone, Cuan Pastoral Company purchased 17 rams topping at $5200 and averaging $3371 with draft top being a 106kg son of a Haddon Rig sire growing 21 micron wool with an SD of 2.6 micron and CV of 12.4pc with a GFW of 159pc. Ralph Holdings, “Tumbleton North”, Young, secured four rams for a $3100 average topping at $4400 for a Haddon Rig sired 19.9 micron ram weighing 113kg and 142pc GFW.

Reg and Robyn Sweeney and family’s Pinehurst Partnership, “Pinehurst”, Merrygoen, bought one Merino and five Poll Merino rams for an average of $2667 for their self-replacing Merino flock, although they are noted for the breeding of Bindaree stud prize-winning Border Leicester rams. The Merino ram was top of their draft at $4200, a 106kg son of a Haddon Rig sire growing 19.5 micron wool. Jason Ridley, “Glenoble”, Girral, selected five Merino rams for the family’s Merino operation paying to $3200 and a $2760 average.

The Boyd family’s Boowillia Pty Ltd, “Boowillia”, Gowrie, paid an average $2443 for his seven ram selection topping at $3000. Parkes district long standing client, Richard Green, returned to select nine rams for his family’s “Olieview”, Merino flock with the draft averaging $2400 and topping at $2800. Forbes district commercial breeding brothers Chris and Peter Francis, returned to replenish their sire battery and bought 19 rams paying to $3000 twice and a $2221 average. Nymagee district flock breeders the Harley Balowra Partnership, “Balowra”, went home with 14 rams after paying an average $1757 and top of $2400. The sale was conducted by Elders, Dubbo and Landmark Wilson Russ, Warren and Dubbo, with Andy McGeoch selling for Elders and John Settree for Landmark. 

Story from Mark Griggs @ The Land


Pictured here: Andy Maclean, John Suttree (Landmark), George Falkiner (HR Principal) Top Buyer James Morris "Bonanza" Walgett, Stud Master Forbes Murdoch, and Auctioneer Andy McGeoch with the Top Priced Merino Ram sold for $11,000


Pictured here: Brad Wilson, Alistair Wilson, George Falkiner, Eleanor Falkiner, Andy McLeod, Andy Maclean, Dougie Wilson and Scott Thrift with top-selling Poll Lot 1 Ram purchased by Alistair and Dougie Wilson for $6000.

2016 Haddon Rig 2-Tooth Merino and Poll Ram Sale Catalogue

HR 2-Tooth Auction Team HR 2-Tooth Auction Team (945 KB)

Haddon Rig hits heights at $10,000

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2015 Haddon Rig Merino Auction Rams
Lot 4 HR4-68 Sire: W19 FD: 19.20 SD: 2.80 CV: 14.60 CF: 99.8 GFW: 158.7 FAT: 5 EMD: 39 BW: 99Lot 1 HR4-453 Sire: HR9-145 FD: 19.97 SD: 3.73 CV: 18.50 CF: 98.9 GFW%: 131.0 FAT: 6 EMD: 33 BW: 118.5Lot 2: HR4-103 Sire: W19 FD: 18.70 SD: 2.50 CV: 13.40 CF: 100.0 GFW: 142.9 FAT: 5 EMD: 40 BW: 108.5Lot 3: HR4-82 Sire: W19 FD: 20.60 SD: 3.30 CV: 16.00 CF 99.3 FAT: 5 EMD: 43 BW: 113
Lot 4 HR4-68 Sire: W19 FD: 19.20 SD: 2.80 CV: 14.60 CF: 99.8 GFW: 158.7 FAT: 5 EMD: 39 BW: 99Lot 1 HR4-453 Sire: HR9-145 FD: 19.97 SD: 3.73 CV: 18.50 CF: 98.9 GFW%: 131.0 FAT: 6 EMD: 33 BW: 118.5Lot 2: HR4-103 Sire: W19 FD: 18.70 SD: 2.50 CV: 13.40 CF: 100.0 GFW: 142.9 FAT: 5 EMD: 40 BW: 108.5Lot 3: HR4-82 Sire: W19 FD: 20.60 SD: 3.30 CV: 16.00 CF 99.3 FAT: 5 EMD: 43 BW: 113


2015 Haddon Rig Poll Auction Rams
HR Lot 1: Tag No. 4-610 Sire: Moorundi Park PB 31 FD: 20.8 SD: 3.2 CV: 15.4 CF: 99.7 GFW%: 109.4 FAT: 4 EMD: 37 BW(kg): 102HR Lot 1 Tag No. 4-610 Sire: Moorundi Park PB 31 FD: 20.8 SD: 3.2 CV: 15.4 CF: 99.7 GFW%: 109.4 FAT: 4 EMD: 37 BW(kg): 102HR Lot 2: HR4-570 Sire: Moorundi Park BP 31 FD: 21.5 SD: 3.5 CV: 16.3 CF: 99 GFW%: 113.2 FAT: 4 EMD: 39 BWkg: 105HR Lot 2 HR 4-570 Sire: Moorundi Park BP 31 FD: 21.5 SD: 3.5 CV: 16.3 CF: 99 GFW%: 113.2 FAT: 4 EMD: 39 BWkg: 105
HR Lot 3: HR4-570 Sire: Moorundi Park PB 31 FD: 21.2 SD: 3.1 CV: 14 CF: 99.4 GFW%: 117.0 FAT: 3 EMD: 38 BW(kg): 103HR Lot 3 HR4-570 Sire: Moorundi Park PB 31 FD: 21.2 SD: 3.1 CV: 14 CF: 99.4 GFW%: 117.0 FAT: 3 EMD: 38 BW(kg): 103HR Lot 4 HR4-654 Sire: HR2-79 FD: 21.7 SD: 3.1 CV: 14.3 CF: 99.1 Fat: 5 EMD: 41 BW(kg) 115HR Lot 4 HR4-654 Sire: HR2-79 FD: 21.7 SD: 3.1 CV: 14.3 CF: 99.1 Fat: 5 EMD: 41 BW(kg) 115



2015 Haddon Rig 2-Tooth Merino and Poll Ram Sale Catalogue

HR 2-tooth Auction Team HR 2-tooth Auction Team (243 KB)



2014 Haddon Rig 2-Tooth Ram Sale Catalogue

Click here to download the 2014 Haddon Rig 2-Tooth Ram Sale Catalogue (PDF, 0.9MB or MS Publisher, 15.6MB).

Click here to download the 2014 Ram Order Form (PDF, 158kB). (Also available as a Word Document.)


2014 top On-Property Rams 
HR3-140 Lot 1 (Horned):  130140. Sire: Wang 19. 19.8  micron, 3.1 SD, 15.7 CV, 99.4 CF, 194 GFW%, Body Weight 125kgHR3-140 Lot 1 (Horned):  130140. Sire: Wang 19. 19.8  micron, 3.1 SD, 15.7 CV, 99.4 CF, 194 GFW%, Body Weight 125kgHR3-94 Lot 2 (Horned): 130094. Sire: HR 7-260. 20.1 micron, 2.6 SD, 12.9 CV, 99.8 CF, 163 GFW%, Body Weight 121kgHR3-94 Lot 2 (Horned): 130094. Sire: HR 7-260. 20.1 micron, 2.6 SD, 12.9 CV, 99.8 CF, 163 GFW%, Body Weight 121kg
HR3-5447 Lot 3 (Horned): 135447. Sire: HRSIRE. 19.8 micron, 3 SD, 15.2 CV, 99.6 CF, 128 GFW%, Body Weight 116kgHR3-5447 Lot 3 (Horned): 135447. Sire: HRSIRE. 19.8 micron, 3 SD, 15.2 CV, 99.6 CF, 128 GFW%, Body Weight 116kgHR3-144 Lot 4 (Horned): 130144. Sire: Wang 19. 18.5 micron, 2.6 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.8 CF, 139 GFW%, Body Weight 105kgHR3-144 Lot 4 (Horned): 130144. Sire: Wang 19. 18.5 micron, 2.6 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.8 CF, 139 GFW%, Body Weight 105kg
HR3-255 Lot 5 (Horned): 130225. Sire: HR 1-396. 18.8 micron, 2.8 SD, 14.9 CV, 99.7 CF, 125 GFW%, Body Weight 118kgHR3-255 Lot 5 (Horned): 130225. Sire: HR 1-396. 18.8 micron, 2.8 SD, 14.9 CV, 99.7 CF, 125 GFW%, Body Weight 118kgHR3-529 Lot 6 (Horned): 130259. Sire: HR 9-145. 19.2 micron, 2.9 SD, 15.1 CV, 99.6 CF, 163 GFW%, Body Weight 113kgHR3-529 Lot 6 (Horned): 130259. Sire: HR 9-145. 19.2 micron, 2.9 SD, 15.1 CV, 99.6 CF, 163 GFW%, Body Weight 113kg
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2014 Dubbo National Sale Team
Haddon Rig Stud
26th-28th August 2014

Lot 1: HR 3-185
Stud Sire: HR 1-334 (M33268)
Stud Sire: HR 3 - 185 (M 27986)
Sire: HR 2-396
Dam: HR Special AI Ewe
Micron: 19.3
SD: 2.8
CV: 14.5
CF: 99.6
Body Weight: 108kg

A very free open faced sire with a long pure soft muzzle. He stands very squarely with a plain deep body and healthy spring of rib. Supporting a free growing long stapled well defined, soft lustrous medium wool.



Lot 2: HR 3-252
Stud Sire: HR 3 - 252 (M 29244)
Sire: HR 2-145
Dam: HR Special AI Ewe
Micron: 18.7
SD: 2.6
CV: 13.9
CF: 99.9
Body Weight: 101 kg

A well covered, open faced sire with a mature strong horn setting and long plain body. Carrying a
very white thick, heavy cutting, bold, medium wool, with the right amount of finish.







































2013 Haddon Rig Stud Sale Catalogue

There will be three opportunities to purchase Haddon Rig stud rams in 2013:

1) Haddon Rig offered and sold 5 rams at the Dubbo National Merino Ram Show and Sale, held on Thursday, August 29. Click on the thumbnail to the right to view our Dubbo Sale Catalogue
2) Haddon Rig On-Property Field Day and Two Tooth Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale, Thursday, October 10. DOWNLOAD Ram Sale Catalogue
3) 1100 Grade rams available after the HR sale. Contact Andy Maclean to arrange an inspection.


Haddon Rig has for the past four years been collecting Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) from stud rams and submitting this data to MerinoSelect . Please click on the MerinoSelect logo to view our data. Below are two handy files to assist you in understanding ASBVs and MerinoSelect Indexes. In 2013, Haddon Rig rams will be sold with accompanying ASBVs for Yearling Clean Fleece Weight (YCFW) and Yearling Weight (YWT), and well as the Merino Production Plus (MP+) index.

Understanding ASBVs - A Pocket Guide Understanding ASBVs - A Pocket Guide (512 KB)

MerinoSelect Indexes MerinoSelect Indexes (262 KB)


Haddon Rig On-Property Ram Sale, October 10, 2013

Click on an image to start the photo gallery of selected Horned and Poll Merino sale rams, and their wool...

Lot 1 (Horned): 123922. Sire: HR Sire. 19.4 micron, 3.5 SD, 18.0 CV, 99.4 CF, 114 GFW%, 124.03 MP+, Body Weight 105kgThe wool of Lot 1 (Horned): 123922. Sire: HR Sire. 19.4 micron, 3.5 SD, 18.0 CV, 99.4 CF, 114 GFW%, 124.03 MP+, Body Weight 105kgLot 2 (Horned): 122082. Sire: HR Sire. 17.9 micron, 2.6 SD, 14.5 CV, 99.9 CF, 129 GFW%, 143.71 MP+, Body Weight 118kgThe wool of Lot 2 (Horned): 122082. Sire: HR Sire. 17.9 micron, 2.6 SD, 14.5 CV, 99.9 CF, 129 GFW%, 143.71 MP+, Body Weight 118kg
Lot 4 (Horned): 123321. Sire: HR Sire. 18.7 micron, 2.7 SD, 14.4 CV, 99.8 CF, 137 GFW%, 136.96 MP+, Body Weight 115kgThe wool of Lot 4 (Horned): 123321. Sire: HR Sire. 18.7 micron, 2.7 SD, 14.4 CV, 99.8 CF, 137 GFW%, 136.96 MP+, Body Weight 115kgLot 1 (Poll): 120172. Sire: MPB100, 19.8 micron, 2.8 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.9	 CF, 121 GFW%, 126.64 MP+, Body Weight 110kgThe wool of Lot 1 (Poll): 120172. Sire: MPB100, 19.8 micron, 2.8 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.9	 CF, 121 GFW%, 126.64 MP+, Body Weight 110kg
Lot 2 (Poll): 120092. Sire: PB0001. 19.8 micron, 3.1 SD, 15.7 CV, 99.7 CF, 113 GFW%, 136.36 MP+, Body Weight 108kgThe wool of Lot 2 (Poll): 120092. Sire: PB0001. 19.8 micron, 3.1 SD, 15.7 CV, 99.7 CF, 113 GFW%, 136.36 MP+, Body Weight 108kgLot 3 (Poll): 125679. Sire: HR Sire. 19.2 micron, 2.7 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.8 CF, 133 GFW%, 143.18 MP+, Body Weight 117kgThe wool of Lot 3 (Poll): 125679. Sire: HR Sire. 19.2 micron, 2.7 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.8 CF, 133 GFW%, 143.18 MP+, Body Weight 117kg


Dubbo National Ram Sale, August 29, 2013

Click on an image to start the photo gallery...

Lot 1: HR2-697 (M21333). Sire: WR 9778. Dam: HR Special AI Ewe. Mic 20.9, SD 3.3, CV 15.8, CF 99.4, Body Weight 108kg.Lot 2: HR2-5300 (M21309). Sire: Special Stud Sire. Dam: HR Special Ewe. Mic 20.2, SD 2.7, CV 13.4, CF 99.8, Body Weight 104kgLot 3: HR2-580 (M21330). Sire: HR 7-186. Dam: HR Special AI Ewe. Mic 18.7, SD 2.9, CV 15.5, CF 99.5, Body Weight 102kgLot 4: HR2-604 (M21324). Sire: HR 2-604. Dam: HR Special AI Ewe. Mic 19.8, SD 2.5, CV 12.6, CF 99.9, Body Weight 105kg
Lot 5: HR2-5221 (M21331). Sire: Special Stud Sire. Dam: HR Special Ewe. Mic 19.2, SD 2.6, CV 13.5, CF 99.9, Body Weight 100kg

DOWNLOAD HR Dubbo Sale Catalogue