The top-price bull at the Wattle Grove Speckle Park on-property sale at Oberon broke the Australian breed record when it sold for $30,000 to Dennis Power and David Reid of Minnamurra Pastoral Company, Coolah.
Twenty-eight of the 29 stud bulls offered sold to a top of $30,000 and averaged $10,822, 14 unjoined stud heifers sold to a top of $12,000, averaging $5707, one embryo lot sold for $14,000, and three semen packages offered sold to a high of $200 and averaged $156.67.
Females held their own when one lot, consisting of eight commercial F1 preg-tested in-calf (PTIC) heifers offered by guest vendors Justin and Amy Dickens, JAD Agriculture, Yeoval, sold to Richard and Helen Thompson, Palmers Island, for $5800 per head, setting a new national record paid for a commercial heifer in any breed.
Buyers came from across NSW, WA, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.
Wattle Grove owner Dale Humphries said the result was “awesome for the breed”.
“We proved we are a breed to be reckoned with,” he said.