A standing-room crowd sought the Summit 3 Speckle Park Sale’s best and biggest offering to date on April 2, 2017, at Codiak Acres near Ardrossan, Alta. Cattle and genetics sold into five Canadian provinces, Australia, England, and New Zealand.
The sale saw bidders from seven countries competing for genetics from Codiak Acres of Ardrossan, Alta.; River Hill Farm from Neilburg, Sask., and Colgan’s Cattle Company Corp., Lashburn, Sask.
A heifer topped the sale this year at $20,000, selling on DLMS.ca to Below Sea Level, John & Jan Bellamy, of Ruawai, New Zealand. She was Lot 68, River Hill 60A Deva-Jade 59D, a Codiak Oh My Gosh GNK 60A daughter out of the famed River Hill 25Y Alexia-Jade 59A.
The high-selling extra-age bull was Lot 12, Codiak Captaine 5C, a son of Codiak Putnam GNK 61Y, purchased by River Hill Farm, Neilburg, Sask., for $18,000.
River Hill Debate-A-Bull 225D, Lot 26, was the high-selling yearling bull. This first son to sell of Second Chance Bazinga 2B was selected by the partnership of Pura Vida Acres, Saskatoon, Sask., and Second Chance Speckle Park, Fairlight, Sask., at a valuation of $10,500 for half interest and half possession.
First-release, exclusive semen packages on Upto Specs Ulysses 25U and Second Chance Bazinga 2B were hotly contested, commanding $550/straw for Ulysses and $437.50/straw for Bazinga.
The high-selling embryos were the mating of River Hill 25Y Alexia-Jade 59A, dam of the top-selling heifer, to Star Bank Lacerta 68L. The lot was purchased by Wes Hein, Lanigan, Sask., for $1,800/embryo.
The sale grossed $436,575 on 66.5 lots of live cattle and genetics. The breakdown was as follows:
22 extra-age bulls averaged $6,018.18
25.5 yearling bulls averaged $5,323.53
11 open heifers averaged $11,068.18
2 lots of semen averaged $505.00/straw
6 lots of embryos averaged $1,418.75/embryo
Thank you to all of the buyers:
Aniwaniwa Speckle Park
Burnell & Laurel Martin
Bush Hills Ranch
C.G. Paulgaard Farms
Colgan’s Cattle Company Corp.
Dan Dee Rio Ranching Ltd.
Finn’s Oilfield Consulting Ltd.
Harv & Fran Fehr
JBJ Ranch INC
Johner Stock Farm
Limber Pine Ranch
Lyons Cattle Co
Matters Speckle Park
Pura Vida Acres
Rafter 2M Farms
River Hill Farm
Second Chance Speckle Park
Sid & Anne Hollier
Spots N Sprouts
Twin Lake Livestock
Wanna Be Ranches
Wild Prairie Speckle Park