$30,000 Speckle Park bull sets new breed record

Beef Central, 18/10/2016

AS the 2016 spring bull selling season starts to wind down, a new national record breed price has been established for Speckle Park bulls, at $30,000.

speckle-parkThe new benchmark was set at the Wattle Grove Speckle Park on-property sale near Oberon on Saturday, breaking the Australian breed record when knocked down to Dennis Power and David Reid of Minnamurra Pastoral Co, Coolah.

The 13-month-old top-price bull, Project A (pictured), is a September 2015 calf by Codiak Putnam GNK 61Y and out of Codiak Amanda GNK 11U weighing 585kg and with an eye muscle area of 104sq cm.

The bull section of the Wattle Park catalogue saw 28 of the 29 registered bulls offered average $10,822, continuing a remarkable sequence of bull sales of various breeds that have eclipsed $10,000 for their average price this year.

In another significant result from the Wattle Grove sale, guest vendors, Justin and Amy Dickens, JAD Agriculture, Yeoval, had a total clearance of 39 PTIC F1 Speckle Park/Angus heifers, PTIC to Speckle Park bulls, averaging $4892, and selling to a top of $5800. The high price was claimed to be an all-breeds Australian record for pregnant commercial heifers. Buyers were Richard and Helen Thompson, Palmers Island.

Fourteen unjoined stud heifers sold to a top of $12,000 averaging $5707.

Speckle Park cattle, carrying a distinctive coat colour and pattern, were only established as a British composite breed in Canada in 2006. First cattle arrived in Australia a year later. They carry a combination of Teeswater Shorthorn, Aberdeen Angus and White Park genetics.


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