SPECKLE PARK breed records were broken last Friday when a syndicate of Victorian and NSW breeders paid $35,000 for one of the first Six Star Royal Flesh sons to be offered in Australia.
Minnamurra Leander L81 (ET) was one of 51 bulls sold on the day to average $11,400 at the Minnamurra Speckle Park bull sale at “Mount Mill”, Coolah, on Friday.
Leander is to be shared among Wayne Munt, Gunrowring, Victoria, which is starting up a second stud while also a partner in Snowline Special Park stud; Mick Malone and Max Whitby, Kitchwin Hills, Scone; Paul Guy, Te Mooi stud, Benalla, Vic; and John Ellis, Hanging Rock stud, Hanging Rock, Vic, and semen sales will go global as well as within Australia.
Second top price at $24,000 was a son of Six Star Anchor E229, Minnamurra Luther L94, purchased by the Doak family, “Drogheda”, Bundarra.
The James family, Cooranga, South Australia, paid up to $20,000 among three purchases averaging $16,667.
First-time buyers who decided recently to change to the breed, Graeme and Catherine Crozier, Karpa Kora Station, Pooncaarie, bid up to $10,000 twice when securing four bulls for a $8750 average all to be joined to the large Angus herd females.
Fifty F1 heifers out of some of Te Mania blood Angus commercial cows at Minnamurra topped at $2000 and averaged $1880.