Market Report – Special Speckle Park Sale – 18 September 2021

The Inaugural Lennock Ram Speckles In The Capital sale was held at SELX.

The commercial female section commenced at 10am, with a pen of heifers on their first calves selling to a high of $3900. The heifers were account of ENG Ag Pty Ltd, Loomberah NSW. The females were Minnamurra, Waratah and Three Way Speckle Park blood. A trio of heifers account DJ & KW Sotter, sold for $3700. The Blue Spark blood females were 13 months old and weighed 363kgs.

Lot 1 of the day set the pace in the bull section of the stud catalogue. The reigning Sydney Champion, son of All Out sold for $13,000 to AgStock client’s City Group. It was the first of a list of purchases for the Yass locals, who also purchased lot 33, the top priced bull at $14,000. This wasn’t the end of the locals spending, they outlaid $25,000, $20,000 and $19,000 for their pick of the Blue Spark Dispersal females. 2 pens of PTIC commercial cows rounded out their purchasers for the day.

Bulls sold to a wide geographic area, with agents GDL purchasing 9 bulls for a Meandarra QLD client. Shepparton agents Mulchay Nelson were active throughout the catalogue, successfully selecting multiple white coloured bulls for their clients.

Stud females were the highlight of the day, with the Blue Spark Dispersal setting the pace very early on in the catalogue. It was lot 70 that stole the show, after spirited bidding from multiple parties, she was eventually knocked down to Toebelle Speckle Park for $51,000. The 3 year old daughter of SPKNZ Extreme presented with a white heifer calf at foot. A beautiful example of the breed and the Toebelle stud’s only live animal purchase of the day.

Hickeys Ck Pty Ltd purchased an impressive run of 10 females for the day to average $11,000. Piecing together females from 6 studs, the volume purchaser was active throughout the entire catalogue, operating on AuctionsPlus for the duration of the sale. An ever changing covid situation in Yass pushed potential buyers online to AuctionsPlus. 66 lots were successfully purchased through the online bidding platform, with many more bids being placed throughout the day.

Semen and embryo lots were very keenly sought after with a package of 5 straws of semen in SPKNS Extreme E27 selling to a high of $3300 per straw. It wasn’t by the luck that the proven NZ bull was also the sire of the top priced female.

AgStock conducted the sale under trying and ever changing covid conditions, with auctioneer Sam Hunter completing the selling duties.

Stud females averaged $17,013 to a top of $51,000. Stud bulls averaged $7,423 to a top of $14,000.

Samuel Hunter, AgStock Yass

Top photo: ‘Blue Spark Starlight’ and heifer calf earned top price of $51,000. Photo supplied.

Below photo: Prized bull ‘Rose Hill’s Secret’s Out’ sold for $13,000. ‘Rose Hill’s Secret’s Out’ has never been beaten in any class he has entered, most recently winning Senior Champion at this year Royal Easter Show.