April 3, 2019
The Inaugural JAD Speckle Park Bull & Female sale, held last Friday, demonstrated the growing interest and demand for the Speckle Park breed, consolidating its place as a key player in today's beef industry. The sale attracted national and international interest both onsite and online.
Dale Humphries, Wattle Grove Speckle & Chairman of Speckle Park International, highlighted the growing commercial demand for the breed in an interview with Straun Pearce, studstocksales.com following the sale. “There is a major commercial reality to the breed, and we are seeing Speckle Parks going into commercial herds. Where Speckle Park have really hit their straps is that they cross with a wide variety animal and they do offer just that little bit extra”.
Hannah Bird, AuctionsPlus, said that the “confidence in the breed was evident with both online buyers and the large number of people attending the sale onsite. To have such a successful first sale in such a poor season is a massive credit to the JAD program, as well as the wider Speckle Park breed and all the work that they are doing”.
Lot 2, JAD Napoleon N31, topped the sale at $24,000, and was purchased by a syndicate of Australian and New Zealand stud buyers. Lot 5, JAD Night Rider N8, recorded a new world record price for a black Speckle Park bull at $23,000. 10% of the profits from Night Rider were donated to the Black Dog Institute.
Below is a full breakdown of the sale prices:
21 Stud Bulls averaged $12,672 and topped at $24,000
6 Commercial Bulls averaged $6,571 and topped at $11,000
11 Stud Females averaged $11,365 and topped at $17,000
Commercial averaged $1,765 and topped at $2,000
163 bidders and 163 guests logged onto the sale
23 online bidders placed a total of 150 bids over 39 lots
10 buyers successfully secured 13 lots
Online purchases will be heading into QLD, NSW, VIC & TAS
For more online statistics check out Hannah’s post sale video!
Video courtesy of Struan Pearce of studstocksales.com.