The 4th annual Summit 3 Speckle Park Sale took place in conjunction with Northlands’ Farm and Ranch Show in Edmonton, Alta., on March 29, 2014. The sale saw bidders from across the country and around the world competing for some of the best genetics available in the breed from Codiak Acres of Ardrossan, Alta.; River Hill Farm from Neilburg, Sask. and Clark Haven Farm, Ardrossan, Alta. Commercial cattle producers, Speckle Park enthusiasts, and several established purebred breeders appraised the cattle on-site and online to an average of $7,425 on the live lots.
The high-selling bull was purchased by Minnamurra Station and Six Star Speckle Park in Australia for $20,000. He was Codiak So Long George GNK 6Z, a long-bodied extra-age bull from one of Codiak’s premier cow families. The yearling bulls sold very consistently, and were topped by River Hill 12X A-Man 94A, who sold to the partnership of D.A.M. Dots and C Speckles of Unity, Sask.
The breed’s newest record-setting female is Codiak Annie GNK 7A, sold to Nova Creek Farm of Barrhead, Alta., at a value of $17,750. The second highest-selling heifer was hotly contested as well, and ended up under the new ownership of Wrangler Farms, Westlock, Alta., for $16,000.
Both embryo lots went to the United States, to repeat buyer Ron Carty from New Jersey, and to Monte Vander Vorst of North Dakota.
The sale grossed $230,850 on 32 lots of live cattle and genetics. The breakdown was as follows:
13 – extra-age bulls averaged $7,865.38
13 – yearling bulls averaged $5,461.54
4 – open heifers averaged $12,375.00
7 – embryos averaged $1,157.14/embryo