A STRONG focus on producing quality breeding stock and genetics that will deliver crossbred calves for the premium meat market were appreciated by widespread new clients at the inaugural Kamarah Speckles Sale in Western Australia.
At the fall of the hammer, 21 bulls were sold of the 27 bulls on offer to an average of $6619, reaching heights of $11,000, while the females stole the limelight when a 100 per cent clearance was achieved for the 18 heifers offered at an average of $8944, topping the sale at $18,000.
Four of nine embryo packages sold, resulting in the 16 embryos averaging $1150 per embryo. Semen packages topped at $115 a straw.
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It was a 15-month-old heifer, Kamarah Rhae R326 which caused the largest bidding war online and in the room, eventually selling for $18,000 to Black Diamond Speckle Park, Macorna, Vic.
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The $11,000 top bull was Kamarah Ryan R307, a 17-month-old white son of Minnamurra Marlin M4 purchased by Doug Brown and Cany Hudson, Moonyoonooka, WA.
Wattle Grove Speckle Park, Oberon, purchased five sires at an average of $5200, a heifer for $6000 and an embryo package of four embryos out of Kamarah Lyndee sired by GNK 61Y Codiack Putnum for $1000 each. They paid a top of $6000 for a Minnamurra Marlin M4 son.
Mark Constable, Bellimbopinni, paid $10,000 for a heifer, and Steven Atkins, Gotcha Speckle Park, Cundletown, paid $8000 for two speckle-coated heifers.
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