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Paperboy sets a new world record for Speckle Park breed at $68,000 | The Land

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In what is thought to be a new world record price for a Speckle Park bull, the Humphries family today sold Wattlegrove Paperboy to a $68,000 top price at their on-property sale.

All 26 bulls sold to average $14,307, all 30 female lots sold to a top of $31,000 to average $14,033, all 24 embryos sold to a top of $3750 each for the top lot of three embryos to average $2150, and all four lots of 5 semen straws offered were sold to a top of $500, twice, to average $450/straw.

Overall, the sale averaged $8536.

The sale topper, which sold to Stephen Ariss, Temple Mount Farm, Woodend, Victoria, through Elders stud stock agent Lincoln McKinlay, was a September 2018-drop bull, weighing 880 kilograms.

The Codiak Putnam son exceeded the previous top…



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Cottage Park ram Western Australian bound | The Land

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Strong local support at Mark and Jodie Pendergast’s 26th annual on-property Cottage Park ram sale at Cooma was underpinned when the top priced ram was bought by P.R and D.M Gooding, East Mundulla Merino stud, Lake Grace, Western Australia.

On the advice of stud consultant Rick Power, the partnership paid $11,250 for the son of Yarrawonga 193.

Mr Power said the Gooding’s had visited Cottage Park and looked at what Mark Pendergast is achieving through his determination to breed big, strong boned rams with constitution and bulky fleeces.

“They were the losing bidders on the top priced ram last year,” he said.

“I advised the Gooding’s I thought this was a perfect ram in the catalogue for their program.”

Other good sales included one at $8000…



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Young gun agent helps Coonong Station top sheep and cattle markets | The Land

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When the Holt family of Coonong Station at Urana received $438 per head for their scanned in lamb Dohne Merino ewes, they gave much of the credit to a marketing campaign run by 24-year-old agent Helen de Costa.

The ewes were sold in AuctionsPlus’ weekly national sheep sale earlier this month and the $438 pen featured 340 two-year-old Dohne ewes, scanned in lamb with a Trigger Vale White Suffolk.

The ewes were some of the 1990 Coonong sold in total, including two pens of six-year-olds, for an average of $314.

Ms de Costa of H Francis and Co said their marketing campaign had included a combination of social media and print advertising, along with getting the word out in their agent network.

Tom and Sophie Holt’s son Tom, 14, even shot drone…



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All the photos and results from the Corowa Blue Ribbon First Cross Ewe Sale | The Land

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Vendors were all smiles at the Corowa Blue Ribbon First Cross Ewe Sale on Thursday, with the Border Leicester cross Merino ewes on offer attracting up to $418.

Corcoran Parker agent Clynton Rixon said the earlier runs of 2019-drop ewes made from $400 to $410.

“Then as you dropped down in your age and your weight a little bit, a lot of the ewes starting making from $370 to $390, that was pretty consistent all the way through,” Mr Rixon said.

“The second drafts came down to $350 to $370.”

Mr Rixon said the sheep offered were at least 10 to 20 kilograms heavier than seen at last year’s sale.

“They haven’t really had a bad day, I think at this end of the season, with our sale being when the feed’s peaking, the sheep…



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