It was a tremendous day for Canadian-developed Speckle Park cattle as a new record was set for the world’s highest-selling bull in the breed. River Hill 50T Crusader 025C, a son of River Hill Touchdown 50T, achieved a valuation of $60,000 for 50% interest and 100% possession to the Crusader Syndicate.
The sale saw bidders from across Canada and around the world competing for genetics from Codiak Acres of Ardrossan, Alta.; River Hill Farm from Neilburg, Sask. and Colgan’s Cattle Company Corp., Lashburn, Sask.
Benlock Farms of Grandora, Saskatchewan, purchased the top two high-selling extra age bulls: Codiak/Clark Bret’s Boy 18B, a River Hill Yager son, for $14,500, and Codiak Be My Guest 59B, a River Hill Traffic Jam son, for $13,000.
The high-selling heifer was selected by Sunrise Ranch, Westlock, Alta. She was River Hill 21A Cream Soda 34C, a daughter of P.A.R. ACDC 21A.
River Hill 60W Corporal 14C was the second highest-selling bull at $18,000 for 50% possession and interest to Burnell and Laurel Martin of Oyen, Alta.
The day’s volume buyer was Fred Courtney of Delia, Alta.
The sale grossed $470,000 on 53.25 lots of live cattle. The breakdown was as follows:
19 – extra-age bulls averaged $8,105.26
25.25 – yearling bulls averaged $9,069.31
9 – open heifers averaged $9,666.67