A SOUTHERN New South Wales Speckle Park stud sale has this afternoon broken breed records, with a bull known as Six Star Justice R10 making $100,000.
The sale caps off a record-breaking fortnight for the breed, with a Northern NSW heifer last week making the same money.
The bull was sold on AuctionsPlus by Wagga Wagga-based Six Star Speckle Park to Tony and Liz Sutcliffe from Toebelle Speckle Park near Maitland in the NSW hunter region.
In selling the bell, Six Star’s Greg Ebbeck said Justice R10 was the best Speckle Park he had ever bred.
“I find it hard to express in words just how much I admire and appreciate this young sire, and am excited for what his future holds for the Speckle Park breed, in general, throughout the World,” the AuctionsPlus advert said.
“Without doubt, Justice R10 is on par with the best bulls of any breed that I have been fortunate enough to have bred over the past 55 years of breeding purebred beef cattle in four breeds.
“Over that period of time there have been some pretty special individuals rise to the top but I truly feel none were or are better than Justice R10.”
The bull was also a calf winner of Beef Australia in Rockhampton last year and Mr Ebbeck said it filled most of the criteria of a good bull.
“He is as sound a structured bull as you will find. Add to that a massive set of perfectly formed testicles that have produced large quantities of quality semen from a young age,” he said.
“He gets around like a big cat and stops square with a leg in each corner on a great set of legs and feet – so well balanced. If you are into the numbers game he’s got that covered as well as he weighs like lead and has amazing carcass data.”
The next most expensive bull of the sale went for $54,000 with the majority of the cattle selling.