MINNAMURRA PAXTON P115 RETURNS HOME
Minnamurra had the confidence to pay the top price at the 2022 Southern Success Speckle Park sale to secure a bull they had originally bred and sold in their 2019 bull sale, Minnamurra Paxton P115, paying $24,000 for this proven Minnamurra Jaguar 4 year old son.
Sold by Hanging Rock and Blueridge Speckle Park, this March 2018-drop bull weighed 968kg, with an EMA of 140cm and IMF of 7.1%. Minnamurra’s general manager, Dennis Power, said that Paxton had proven himself and was extremely pleased to get him back. “We’ve always liked his figures, particular his birth weight figures”, he said. “His mother was a genuine 31kg birth weight and he was 36kg at birth – we have been trying to find a proven heifer bull like this for a while”.
Minnamurra Spring BULL Sale TOPS $42,000
Sixty bulls went under the hammer at Minnamurra’s Spring Sale in September, with the two year old bulls averaging $16,285 and the yearling bulls averaging $9,389. The sale topper was Minnamurra Regal R69, which went to Black Diamond stud in Victoria for $42,000.Read more about our sale in The Land report
MINNAMURRA BUYS MAUNGAHINA RISING STAR R286
We were so pleased to secure Rising Star for $65,000 at the Maungahina Stud Bull Sale in New Zealand on June 9th.
We really like his sire, Maungahina Northern Star, and considered that his son, Rising Star, was the standout bull in the catalogue, with exceptional weight for age and IMF figures. His dam is out of the great Codiak 8R family, the bloodline that we have had such success with in the carcase trials we have entered over the last few years.
We are confident that Maungahina Rising Star is another positive step forward in the breeding program at Minnamurra.
MINNAMURRA BUYS TOP LEGACY BULL
Minnamurra secured the sale topper at the recent JAD sale, Rare Cat R109, son of New Zealand sire Maungahina Legacy. We considered him to be the standout bull in a very impressive catalogue.Read more in The Land
TOP ANGUS PEN
Minnamurra steers were the top Angus pen at the 2022 Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial, continuing their long list of wins in carcase trials around the country.Read more in The Land article
2021 SPRING SALE TOPPER – $56,000 FOR YEARLING BULL
Minnamurra achieved 100% clearance of 59 Speckle bulls at an average of $14,880 and a top of $56,000 in their 2021 Spring Sale, despite COVID restrictions. Two thirds of the lots went to online buyers.Read more in The Land article
RNA CARCASE AWARDS WINNERS – SIX YEARS RUNNING!
For the sixth year in a row, Minnamurra have come away with awards in the 2021 RNA Paddock to Palate competition at the Ekka with Speckle Park / Angus cross steers.
• Highest individual Index Score, 100-day export class
• 2nd & 3rd MSA Meat Eating Quality, 100-day export class
• Highest individual Index Score, 70-day trade class
• 1st MSA Meat Eating Quality, 70-day trade class
Delivering increased profits to commercial producers
The Land special report “Carcase Merit” interviews Minnamurra General Manager Dennis Power on their success in carcase trials over the last eight years, and how this leads to increased profits for the commercial producer.Read more
RECORD BROKEN AT BIG SPRING SALE
Minnamurra Plunderer P196, winner in the viewers’ choice section of the Sire Shootout Competion, broke the Australasian record for a Speckle Park Bull when he was knocked down at Minnamurra’s Big Spring Sale for $40,000.Read The Land sale write up here
Another win at the Ekka – 5th YEAr in a row
Minnamurra were amongst the winners at the 2020 RNA paddock to palate awards at the Royal Brisbane show, taking out the Champion Carcase in the 100 day HGP Free Class, as well as third overall for a pen of 6 carcases. (A total of 150 steers were entered into this class). The winning carcase was by Minnamurra Jaguar J156 out of one of our Te Mania blood Angus cows. A very pleasing result considering we had sold virtually all our Speckle cross calves as weaners, due to the drought, and the few we retained were paddock fed right up to the entry weight, with no supplementary feeding at all. More proof of how well Speckle Park cattle do in dry conditions, and what a great meat cross Speckle x Angus is.
SIRE SHOOTOUT SUCCESS
Minnamurra Plunderer P196 was voted outright winner in the viewers’ choice section of the Sire Shootout Competion with double the votes of the second placed bull.
The competition was run by Australian Community Media (Rural Press) and attracted 83 entrants from all the major breeds in Australia. The bull was required to be registered with a breed society and for sale in 2020 through either a private treaty or a public auction. Plunderer P196 will feature in our onsite sale on September 4th.
DENNIS POWER ON THE DROUGHT RESILIENCE OF SPECKLES
Our General Manager, Dennis Power, was interviewed by The Land in March 2020, about the exceptional feed conversion of the Speckle Park breed in the recent drought. Read the full article.Read more
ANOTHER WIN iN THE THE 2019 rna CARCASE COMPETITION
Minnamurra was again successful for the fouth year in a row in taking out carcase awards at the Royal Queensland Show with our Speckle Park x Angus steers.
We won the Highest Individual Index Score with our 70 day trade team and achieved 1st place in the MSA Meat Eating Quality Award for our 70 day team, 3rd place with our 100 day trade team.
WHISKEY’s SOn NERO N15 SELLS FOR $32,000 AT our 2018 ANNUAL SALE
JSF Redneck Whiskey sons averaged $13,000 at Minnamurra’s annual bull sale at “Mount Mill” Coolah on 25th May 2018. Sale topper was Minnamurra Nero N15 at $32,000Read more
MINNAMURRA WINS RNA CARCASE COMPETITION
Minnamurra placed first in the pen of six carcases in the trade section at Ekka 2017 and was second overall in the trade section of the palate to plate competition.Read more
NEW AUSTRALIAN RECORD for a speckle park bull
Minnamurra Leander L81 sold for a record price of $35,000 at Minnamurra’s annual bull sale at “Mount Mill” Coolah on 19th May 2017. Average price for the 51 bulls was $11,392 with 100% clearance.Read more
CARCASE COMPETITION win FOR 3rd CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Minnamurra’s four teams finished second, fifth, eighth and 12th in the 2017 Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial, along with the Riverine Premium Title for the third year in a row.Read more
“carcase quality second to none”
2015 Beef Spectacular Feedback competition.
Teams of Speckle Park/Angus steers from Minnamurra placed first, second and third in the carcase judging, third and fourth in feedlot performance, and third and eighth overall in the competition.Read more