Wattle Grove Speckle Park opened their genetic vault to great success last week with their four-day online sale achieving a 100 per cent clearance.
In what was described as a "spoilt for choice" offering, the Humphries family, Oberon, offered purchasers access to some of their leading genetics both in Australia and Canada.
"Our long-standing partnership with Codiak Acres has allowed us unprecedented access to the Codiak Female herd and along with our homegrown donors and sires, you really are spoilt for choice," they said in pre-sale promotions.
The sale featured two live lots including this year's Sydney Royal junior and grand champion Speckle Park bull, Wattle Grove He's Got The Look N314, and their promising young female, Wattle Grove 61Y Miss Wattle N107.
The 21-month-old sire by white bull, Johner Stock Farm Trade Secret, and out of speckled cow Wattle Grove Amy's Girl E42 was snatched up for $19,250 by William Silver, Mortlake, Victoria.
At the time of sale he weighed 688 kilograms with an eye muscle area of 107cm sq and rib and rump fats of 15 and 10 millimetres.
The female live lot, who was by Codiak Putnam GNK 61Y and out of Wattle Grove 46Y Miss Wattle L12, sold for $16,500 to Peter Doolan, Ecklin South, Victoria.
The remainder of the 56 lot sale were embryos, which averaged $1306/each, or semen lots averaging $296/straw.
Embryos topped at $2200 each for a package of three by the AI sire, Putnam GNK 61Y, and out of GNK 5X. They were secured by William Silver who purchased six embryo lots in total.
The semen offering hit $510/straw on two occasions. The first was for a five straw package in UPTO Specs Ulysses 25U which sold to Peter Colley, Mitchell's Island, while the other was for five straws in Colgan's Baxter 1B.