Minnamurra breaks Australasian Speckle Park record

Minnamurra Plunderer P196 hits record for top priced Speckle Park bull at auction

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Members of the Plunderer buying syndicate including the Potter family, Polly and Clinton Austin, David Reid and Denis Power of Minnamurra, auctioneer Paul Dooley and Elders stud stock representative Brian Kennedy.

Members of the Plunderer buying syndicate including the Potter family, Polly and Clinton Austin, David Reid and Denis Power of Minnamurra, auctioneer Paul Dooley and Elders stud stock representative Brian Kennedy.

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Plunderer set the sale high of $40,000 near Coolah on Friday.

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RECORDS keep on tumbling within the stud stock sector with yet another Australasian high price beaten near Coolah on Friday.

This time it was the ACM Sire Shootout viewer's choice winner, Minnamurra Plunderer P196, who sold for $40,000 at the Minnamurra Speckle Park stud's sixth annual bull sale.

In total, 81 head were offered including a charity steer with the $4200 proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Dubbo.

In the break up, 44 Speckle Park bulls sold to a top of $40,000 to average $12,182, 16 yearling bulls sold to a top of $24,000 to average $9813, 10 two-year-old pregnancy tested in calf (PTIC) heifers topping at $20,000 and averaging $11,100 and the 10 maiden yearling heifers topped at $14,000 to average $9900 to give a sale total average of $11,200.

Plunderer P196 was entered in the ACM Sire Shootout earlier this year.

Plunderer P196 was entered in the ACM Sire Shootout earlier this year.

Plunderer P196, a bull with more presence than any photograph could show, was a two-year-old who weighed in at 860 kilograms, with a scrotal circumference of 39 centimetres and an eye muscle area (EMA) of 127 square centimetres. His P8 fat was 13 millimetres and rib fat of nine millimetres.

He was sold to a syndicate including Chris Potter, Ron Potter Farms, Ballyrogan, Hillston, and Paul Guy, Te Mooi Speckle Park, Benalla, Victoria and Minnamurra Speckle Park, Coolah.

The $24,000 yearling bull, Minnamurra Quickstep, a Redneck JSF Whiskey 4B son, was sold to Ben and Ellie Wesley from Big Star Speckle Park stud, Hillston. The March 2019 born soft fleshed, white calf was described as a low birthweight bull suitable for heifers.

Pregnancy tested in calf to JSF Rawhide 260D, Minnamurra 4B Unique P249, a two-year-old Redneck JSF Whiskey 4B speckled daughter with an intramuscular fat (IMF) percentage of 7.6 was sold to Doctors Creek Speckle Park, Bingara.

Maiden yearling heifer Minnamurra 4B Pho-Finish Q136 with the heaviest weight in her draft at 516 kilograms and was snapped up by the Atkins family from Cunndletown for $14,000.

The Atkins also took home another three heifers for a draft average of $11,750.

The online platform AuctionsPlus saw 24 bulls and four heifers heading to five states including Western Australia and Tasmania.

The sale was conducted by Elders Tamworth with Paul Dooley manning he rostrum.

Read the full report in The Land next week.

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