And it clearly demonstrated that Manunda clients were prepared to invest heavily in their Merino breeding programs despite what the season throws at them.
Manunda stud principal Wayne Button said it was due to this unwavering support from several clients that he could continue to search and invest in the best possible genetics available in Australia.
From start to finish, the sale held a consistent momentum and with competitive bidding through to the final lot, the Landmark team had cleared all bar one of the 219 strong catalogue to average $1433.
The depth of quality flowed right through the catalogue with the Button family presenting another outstanding team of Poll rams that continues to improve each year.
The average was back by only $51 on last year's sale where 215 of 220 rams averaged $1484.
Taking into account the sale's top price was $7400 compared to $13,000 last year, further highlights the consistency of the sale result.
And it was the opening run of 20 March shorn rams that ignited the sale with prices reaching $7400 and averaging $2600 with stud and commercial producers competing strongly.
But despite the solid average, it's important to note there is still a fair contingent of rams that sold between $600 and $1000 to give producers the opportunity to fill their requirements to suit all budgets.
The Morrison brothers, San-Mateo stud, Brookton, were again unstoppable in their pursuit of a new Manunda stud sire when they paid the $7400 top-price.
This marks the fifth consecutive year the stud has sourced a new stud sire from Manunda and has paid the sale's top price for the past four years.
The big framed, 111.5kg son of Coromandel 02 Sir Thomas, Manunda 11-0725, measured +4 eye muscle and tested 18.7 micron, 2.6 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.4 per cent CF and 105 GFW.
Buyer Damien Morrison, who attended the sale without his brother Nigel due to shearing commitments, said it was a big barrelled and square ram with good wool that tested well.
He said the ram was the third Coromandel 02 son they had purchased from Manunda and the stud achieved good results in their most recent lambing from an AI program using the $13,000 top priced ram (Coromandel 02 son) from last year's sale with 300 lambs recorded.
Mr Morrison said he would consider using both rams in a similar program.
Trevor Cooper, Rose Cottage stud, Nabawa, paid the sale's $6400 second top-price for lot one containing Manunda 11-1423, a 111kg syndicate mated ram with wool tests of 20.4 micron, 3 SD, 14.8 CV, 99.5pc CF and 112 GFW.
Mr Cooper said the ram ticked all the boxes with its size and structure, but it was its extremely stylish crimping wool that he purchased it for.
He said the stud first purchased a Manunda sire a couple of years ago which performed well in the Chapman Valley area and was a good fit for the Rose Cottage stud.
Another return stud client Ray Edmonds, Rhamily stud, Calingiri, paid $4000 for Manunda 11-0017, a 97.5kg son of Sir Thomas that tested 19.6 micron, 3.9 SD, 19.9 CV, 99.2pc CF and 107 GFW.
This is the third year Rhamily has purchased a stud sire from Manunda.
And this stud relationship paid dividends last month with the Button family purchasing a third share in Rhamily Benny that sold for $15,750 to the Kamballie and Manunda studs.
Benny was sired by a Manunda ram whose breeding went back to Coromandel 02.
Mr Edmonds said 11-0017 was typical of the beautiful wools Coromandel 02 was renowned for and his new Manunda sire would strengthen the influence of these genetics in the Rhamily stud.
Schorer Nominees, Pingelly, bided its time until lot 65 and paid $3300 for a Blueprint great grandson that tested 19.9 micron, 2.8 SD, 14.1 CV, 99.7pc CF, 110 GFW and 113pc BW.
CJ & AR Hooper, Merredin, also purchased a single ram for $3000, a 123.5kg son of Coromandel 02 that tested 19.4 micron, 3.2 SD, 16.3 CV, 99.7pc CF, 99.7 CF while scanning +5 eye muscle and EP Johnson & Co, Wagin, secured two rams for $2500 each.
There were plenty of buyers that spent over the $2000 price tag for their selections.
This included consistent volume top-end buyers RG & AG Della Bosca, Bodallin, with a team of 11 rams that averaged $2027 and a $2900 top price for a ram that tested 19.2 micron, 3.1 SD, 16.2 CV, 99.7pc CF and 110 GFW.
HM Rolinson & Co, Kalannie, brought eight rams ($1600-$2500) to average $2000 while Innes & Co, Kellerberrin, returned to collect seven rams ($1600-$2400) to average $1957.
There were also plenty of buyers who put together large teams of rams.
Some of the bigger players included volume buyer of the day Martindale Pty Ltd, New Norcia, which purchased 19 rams to a top price of $2100.
Regular buyers of big ram numbers KJ & RP Seigert, Wongan Hills, took home a team of 16 rams and paid between $600 and $1700 while CB & CA Whitfield & Son, Wongan Hills, collected 12 rams between $900 and $1800.
MA & BJ Szczecinski, Corrigin, selected 12 rams ($700-$1200) and Roger Fris, Elders Northam, representing KL Clarke & Co, Goomalling, secured nine rams ($1300-$1900).
Rex Luers, DKT Rural Agencies, Kellerberrin, purchased seven rams including one ram for $1700 which the Button family donated the proceeds of its sale to a Variety Club of WA ride organised by Tammin local Fred Bachelor to raise money for children with Cystic Fibrosis.