A Trans-Tasman partnership paid to $22,000 for a 16-month-old Speckle Park heifer by a multi-award winning sire during the SpeckleMe Elite Female Sale near Orange on Saturday.
In total, 55 of 57 females sold to average $6981 at what was the largest, single, contemporary line of Speckle Park heifers to be offered on behalf of Anne Knoblanche and Peter Livingstone and assisted by Tim Bell and Greg Ebbeck.
It was Bowan Park M2 Tori, one of the first daughters to be offered by Fish Creek Farm Lightning M2, who hit the top money when she was knocked down to Pemberton Speckle Park, Glenquarry, and Below Sea Level Speckle Park stud, New Zealand.
By the Royal Queensland Show grand champion sire and out of Six Star 300X Tori J26 going back to a Stands Alone cow, the young homozygous polled female was described as a super cow in the making.
She had estimated breeding values in the top 15 per cent for gestational length and top 20 per cent for birth weight and carcase weight.
Speaking on behalf of the buying partnership, Taleah Bell of Pemberton Speckle Parks said the female caught her eye in the sale catalogue and proved a stand out on sale day.
"I went through the catalogue and out of all of them she caught my eye and I didn't want to judge on the catalogue so when I saw her in person I looked at all the heifers and without seeing the lot number she was still the best heifer," she said.
"She was one of the best structured and she looked like she was going to be the best to grow out."
Running about 100 purebred breeders, Ms Bell said the female would be broken in and shown before undergoing flush work for future breeding.
The partnership came about when both studs found a mutual love for the female.
"They approached us to ask which one we thought was the best and we said we really really liked this one and they agreed and said we might as well go in partnership," Ms Bell said.
She was one of three purchases for the partnership on the day including Bowan Park 6Z Melissa P175 and Bowan Park 25D Passion P177.
Selling agents were Elders and Elite Livestock Auctions.
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