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LIVESTOCK | 30 September 2010

Alpaca sells for $165,000 at Napoleons sale

Landmark Ballarat were the conducting agents of the highly successful Windsong Valley Alpaca Stud herd dispersal sale on 19 September. With 138 lots on offer, the sale grossed $889,790 with an average sale price of $6,447.

One of Australia’s finest male alpacas fetched $165,000, topping the individual animal purchase price on the day. Six year old male “Firedragon”, with a density cutting 4.1kg of skirted fleece, was purchased by Matthew and Catherine Lloyd from “E.P. Cambridge Alpaca Stud” at Balhannah, South Australia.

More than 200 people attended the sale organised by Landmark Ballarat. Buying strength came locally and from South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Landmark Ballarat branch manager Adrian Smith said the sale was an outstanding result and passed all expectations.

Top results:

Lot 76 - Windsong Valley Firedragon $165,000 purchased by Matthew Lloyd, Oakbank SA

Lot 32 - Winterbrook Prince John $48,400 purchased by Adrienne Clarke, Mt Compass SA

Lot 43 - Windsong Valley Snow Prince $23,100 purchased by Jeffrey Farman, Brighton Vic


Lot 49 - Windsong Valley Starbright $23,100 purchased by Matthew Lloyd, Oakbank SA

Lot 132 - Windsong Valley Moondust $19,800 purchased by Robert Clark, Bollbrac, Vic

For more info and comments about the sale contact:

Benoit and Philippa Ernst
Alpaca Australia Pty Ltd
0149 420110 or 0419 323000


Media Inquiries: Ian Desborough 03 9209 2335 or 0418 853 881

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