And all of a sudden it is November and six weeks till Christmas.

What a whirlwind year 2020 has been. We hope this email finds you safe and well and enjoying the return of some level of freedom within the new normal of pandemic living.

We have had a busy few months with our Annual Sale held 17th October, completing flushing in Canada and starting flushing in Australia. We continue to calve, import and export embryos and planning is well underway for a HUGE year in 2021.

2020 Sale

We had the most amazing day on Saturday 17th October, with 100% clearance, our highest averages and a world record price for a Speckle Park bull. We feel incredibly humbled, grateful and blessed by the support we received.

With 280 head of Speckle Park on our 30 acre house block leading up to the sale the call went out on the Friday before to see if we could get some drone footage and make the most of this rare occasion. Luckily the Wild Colt team were able to make the last minute trip to Oberon and we are so glad they did. Below is a sale highlight video beautifully produced by Andrew and Celina from Wild Colt Productions.

Sale Results

26/26 Bulls sold to an average of $14307.98

Top price bull Lot 4: Wattle Grove Paperboy P503 sold to Temple Mount Farms, Woodend VIC.

Bulls ranged from $4000 to $68000 (a world record price for a Speckle Park bull) and sold to NSW, VIC, SA and QLD.

30/30 Females sold to an average of $14033.33

Top price female Lot 31: Wattle Grove 01B Niome Q545 sold to GOTCHA Speckle Park, Dumaresq Island NSW.

Females ranged from $8000 to $31000 and sold to NSW, VIC, SA and QLD.

24/24 Embryos sold to an average of $2150.00/embryo

Top price embryos $3750/embryo Lot 57: GNK 23U x Avery Creek Banjo 01B to Toebelle Speckle Park, Duns Creek NSW.

20/20 Semen straws sold to an average $450/straw.

Top price straws Lot 67 sold to the Chessell Family, Undera VIC and Lot 68 sold to GOTCHA Speckle Park, Dumaresq Island, NSW

There are so many thank yous to make when you hold a sale and we hope we have been able to thank most people in person. Just in case we missed someone…Thank you to the buyers, the under-bidders and all those that attended or were involved online for your amazing support of us, our program and our sale.

A special mention must go to Gary and Nancy Kiziak, Codiak Acres and their family, Stephen Hayward and Kellie Smith, Allora, Allison McCabe Photography, Michael Glasser and the GTSM team, Lincoln McKinlay, Wild Colt Productions, Struan and Mon studstocksales.com, Libby and Chris, Elite Livestock Auctions and our sale week crew Tim, Stacey and Brendan. Also to our families and of course our four spectacular kids who went above and beyond to help make the day a success.

Congratulations to all the buyers. It was great to see so many new buyers both commercial and stud breeders starting their journey with Speckle Park. And also to have repeat buyers support our sale year in year out means so much.

We look forward to working with you all well into the future and continuing the success of the Speckle Park breed.

So where to from here…

November and December we are flushing our WG donors, we take delivery of a new shipment of Canadian embryos, Dale and I get a much needed week off, Christmas and New Years with the family and then we hit the ground running for 2021.

Dates for your calender:

27th February-Twilight Sale, Toowoomba Showgrounds Toowoomba QLD

5th May-Rockin at Rocky, Beef Australia Rockhampton QLD

26th June-Online Genetics Sale

16th October- 2021 Sale, Oberon NSW

Thanks again for all your support. Hope to catch up with you soon.