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Firstly, I hope this email finds you well and that you have survived the year so far! What a strange world we are living in at the moment. Have you received some good rain? We have nearly received our total for 2019 and it is certainly shaping up to be a wonderful season. The ewes are in fantastic condition and lambing has begun well.

As you may or may not know, most of the multi-vendor ram sales have been cancelled or shifted to be based online only. There is no ‘Australian Sheep and Wool Show’ at Bendigo this year, and Hamilton SheepVention has also been cancelled. Toland Poll will not be selling rams at these online sales.

The North East Merino Studbreeders made a decision earlier this month to cancel the sale in August as we can’t guarantee that the social distancing measures will be lifted and that we would be able to carry out the sale at the showgrounds as per normal. It was determined that we wouldn’t sell online and that the group would take a break for 2020.

We had a number of rams selected and March-shorn in preparation for the multi-vendor sales.  Due to the cancellation of these sales, the rams were put out of the shed in mid-April and returned to the paddock (much to their disgust!) with the rest of the sale team.  These rams will now be offered as part of our On-Property Sale, along with 80-90 specially selected paddock reared rams.

Toland Poll Merino is set to hold the annual On Property Ram Auction on Monday 28th of September. At this stage I have booked in a spot for AuctionsPlus to conduct the Helmsman type sale online as again, we are unsure if we will be able to hold the sale at “Feltrim” as in previous years. The idea would be that we would have you visit prior to the 28th to inspect the rams privately. This could be done over a couple of weeks with visitations spread out to ensure there are no overlaps. Correct sanitisation would occur and unfortunately there will be no catering!!

I will send out a catalogue closer to the date with all of the information needed. If you wish to come and view certain rams then please send through a list and I will have these drafted and ready for you prior to your arrival. The rest of the rams will remain in the yards so they can of course be viewed.

We will be reviewing these plans as more information regarding social gatherings gets released by the authorities. I would be interested in hearing what you think of having the ram sale as an online feature only for this year.

Please check the website for up to date information pertaining to the ram sale and I look forward to seeing you in the coming months. I envisage having a catalogue ready by mid August at the earliest so we can start having you visit. Who knows, you may be able to have a coffee and some slice by then!

Thank you for your ongoing support and please get in contact with either Simon or I for more information. 




Updated 6th June 2020
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