UPDATE: STUD rams sold to $6000 twice at today's dispersal of the Uardry Dohne Stud, at Hay.The sale of 9947 head marks the end of what is reputed to be the largest Dohne stud in the world.
It attracted 71 registered bidders from Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.
The 41 stud rams averaged $2184, with one ram at $6000 bought jointly by Justin Tombs, of Armidale, NSW, and Rachel Browne, of Chiniminup Dohnes, in WA, and a second by Don Mills, of Coreen, NSW.
The 8869 ewes sold at $64-$600, averaging $163.39.
Interest in the 6900 doses of semen was limited, with straws selling at $5-$30. The more than 4500 that were passed in will be destroyed.
The sale grossed more than $1.7 million for Uardry's new owners, the Brinkworth family.
Angas Brinkworth said afterwards that it was a good result.
''It's good for the industry because it shows the strength in the breed,'' he said.
Cattle sold at the Ironbark Commercial Hereford sale, which followed the sheep sale, sold at up to $1650 for four-year-old cows with calves.
A clearing sale tomorrow will be followed on Friday by the dispersal of the historic Uardry Merino flock.