The Yanko Surplus Ewes in hot demand
At the 15th annual John Wells Memorial store sheep sale at Jerilderie, top price of $252 was paid to Hugh and Heather Cameron, “The Yanko”, Jerilderie for their pen of 434 May/June 2016 drop ewes, September-shorn and The Yanko-blood when purchased by producers from Bendigo.
The Cameron’s were presented with the perpetual John Wells Memorial Shield by Caroline Heath, Jerilderie, sister of the late John Wells.
Mr Cameron said he was ‘thrilled’ he and Heather had offered the top price pen and thus being awarded the perpetual trophy.
“It is something we have been trying to win for a long time,” he said.
“Given how well we knew John it is a very moving experience.”
Mr Cameron thought the sale result was very strong and on par with what has been happening at other venues.
Vendor Ross Wells, Willandra Merinos, Jerilderie, confirmed those comments.
“It is one of the strongest sales I have seen for a long time,” Mr Wells reflected on the conclusion of the auction.
Auctions Plus – 5 Yr old ewes
The Yanko recorded the sale of the day on Auctions Plus on Tuesday 17 October, when 1050 March shorn, 2012 drop ewes sold for $216, to a new purchaser from Violet Town, Victoria.