ALL 23 bulls cleared to average $12,891 and 15 females evened out strongly at $11,766 at the recent annual Wattle Grove Speckle Park sale at Oberon.
In a breakdown of the sale results for the breed-leading stud, bulls topped at $25,000, closely followed by a $20,000 high price heifer purchase. Genetic packages topped at $3600 and averaged $1234.
Wattle Grove Wizard N68 hit the $25,000 top price and was purchased by Outback Speckle Parks, Nyngan.
The 27-month-old bull was sired by Wattle Grove Merlin F67 from Kamarah Lady Luve.
It tipped the scales at 632 kilograms and measured 35 centimetres in the scrotal circumference with fat scans of 12 millimetres and 9mm in the rib and rump, an eye muscle area (EMA) of 113 sq centimetres and 6.3pc intramuscular fat (IMF).
The second-top price of $20,000 was hit when Wattle Grove Light It Up N66 went under the hammer and was knocked down to JK and CL McLoughlin, Rolleston, Queensland.
Weighing 710kg at 27 months, Light It Up N66 was sired by Wattle Grove White Lightning F6 and from Wattle Grove 82U Six H26. It measured 34cm in the scrotum and was 9mm and 7mm in the rib and rump fat scans with an EMA of 117 sq cm and an IMF of 6.4pc.
Topping the female section was the “Pick of the Putnams” that made $20,000.
Wanda Vale Pastoral, Galston, selected Wattle Grove Amanda L261 out of the pair of prestigious Putnam daughters on offer.
Wattle Grove K33 Linet N56, a 27-month-old daughter of Kamarah Kasper from Kamarah Linet, was the second-top-priced Speckle Park female, bought by Martin Luitingh on behalf of Minyara Speckle Parks for $15,500.
Genetic lots topped at $3600 for embryo packages and $900 for semen packages.
Mr Luitingh again, on behalf of Minyara Speckle Parks, paid the top price of $3600 per embryo for three embryos sired by Upto Specs Ulysses 25U from Codiak Utah 23U. They also secured another package consisting of three embryos sired by Avery Creek Banjo 01B from Codiak Teressa 12T for $3400.
Two semen packages were sold for the high-price of $900 per straw. Victorian buyers Spics and Specs Speckle Parks purchased both lots, one of which was five straws of Upto Specs Ulysses 25U.
The other was the pick of the Wattle Grove sire battery, which offered the purchaser the opportunity to select five straws from one sire found within the stud’s semen tank.
Glasser Total Sales Management conducted the sale and Michael Glasser, Patrice Vale, Vic, was the auctioneer.
It was also hosted online through Elite Livestock Auctions.