VIDEO: Speckle Park heifer sells for record breaking $100,000
A 19-month-old Speckle Park heifer has sold for what is believed to be a new breed record price.
Battalion Heartbreaker R16 went under the hammer for $100,000 (c. €66,600) at the 2022 7th Annual Multi-Vendor Scone Speckle Park Sale at Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre in Australia on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.
The heifer is by Underhill All Out (sire) and Battalion Heartbreaker M1 (dam), which Grant & Kylie Kneipp, view as the herd’s “matriarch”.
They are of the view that “a strong female needs to be capable of getting the essentials right and breed top quality animals with structural correctness, milk, fertility etc.”.
“Most importantly though, they need to possess the ability to breed these quality animals consistently.”
“It is the consistency that is ultimately the number one attribute required to make a maternal line strong enough to remain dominant and stand the test of time.”
“As a relatively young breed, we have some work too. However, we believe we have a cow that appears to be making advances in this area.”
Speckle Park heifer
They offered six of their “number one girl’s” daughters sired by three different bulls at last weekend’s sale. 19-month-old Heartbreaker R16 topped the price table.
Ahead of the sale, they described her as “one of our personal favourites”.
They said she has “depth of body we love to see in our top breeders, along with a beautiful smooth shoulder and neck extension resulting in her head naturally above her spine”.
“This is a female we could easily see becoming a great foundation female as her dam has been for us,” they added.
Ivery Downs Speckle Park Stud, Colinton, Qld acquired the record-breaking priced heifer. She smashed the previous record for a Speckle Park heifer of $75,000. The herd secured four lots in total from Battalion Speckle Parks at the sale.
According to organisers:
- 49 bulls sold to $24,000 to an average $9,327 (100% clearance);
- 41 heifers sold to $100,000 (average: Just over $18,000);
- Two cows with calves at foot: $18,000/unit and $11,000/unit.
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