A Speckle Park heifer hit the $30,000 sale top at the annual Scone Speckle Park Sale today, while bulls reached a solid $17,000 high.
Battalion Heartbreaker P6 was the 18-month-old female that was offered by Battalion Speckle Park stud, Dundee, and purchased for the $30,000 sale top by Baw Baw Speckle Park stud, Yarragon, Vic.
Sired by Johner Stock Farm Unmarked 2D and out of the Battalion Heartbreaker M1 female, she had been successfully flushed on a low follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) program prior to the sale, producing eight embryos.
The upcoming young female with no doubt a big feature ahead of her sold unjoined with two straws of JSF Trade Secret 11A, and created spirited bidding from people in attendance of the sale as well as a number of buyers at home including underbidders Justin and Amy Dickens, JAD Speckle Park, Yeoval.
Around 1005 people tuned in to watch the sale online via Elite Livestock Auctions, including 249 bidders and 756 logged viewers.
This equated to the largest attendance for a beef cattle sale ever for Elite Livestock Auctions.
Overall 39 of 41 bulls were sold for a $5850 average and $17,000 top, while all 43 females sold to average $9088 and top at $30,000.
The $17,000 top-priced bull was Promised Land Eldorado P164, that was purchased by Te Mooi Speckle Park stud, Benalla, Vic.
At 20 months he tipped the scales at 702 kilograms with an eye muscle area (EMA) of 108 sq cm, scrotal circumference of 39cm, rump and rib fat depths of 15 millimetres and 8mm, and an intramuscular fat (IMF) of 5.5 per cent.
The embryo calf sired by Mainstream Eldorado E11 and from Codiak Amanda 42Y was offered by Promised Land stud, Gleniffer.
The sale was conducted by MacCallum Inglis, Scone, with guest auctioneer Brian Leslie of Dairy Livestock Services, Shepparton, Vic, taking bids.
Full detailed report in next week's issue of The Land.