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There was no freeze in the bidding for Ronelle Park Slurpie S29 at the National Shorthorn Show and Sale in Dubbo on Wednesday, with the junior champion bull being knocked down for a national record of $106,000.
Offered by the Johnstone family of Ronelle Park Shorthorns, Lyndhurst, NSW, the rising two-year-old incited a bidding frenzy from an opening bid of $12,000.

The sale topper was eventually taken home by the Falls family of Malton Shorthorns, Blighty, NSW, with US semen rights secured by Jungels Shorthorn Farm, North Dakota.
Sired by Ronelle Park Quantum Q73 and out of Ronelle Park Wisteria N30, the roan bull was said to ooze sire appeal.

“Consideration given to keeping this one – bulls like this don’t come along very often,” the catalogue listing read.

Tipping the scales at 850 kilograms, the sire prospect recorded rump and rib fat of 18mm and 10mm respectively, an eye muscle area of 130 square centimetres, intramuscular fat of 7.8% and a scrotal circumference of 42cm.

Homozygous polled, the sale topper has expected progeny differences of 2.8 for birth weight, 85 for yearling weight, 13 for docility, 0.64 for rib eye area, and 0.12 for marbling.

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video selling Lot 77 – Ronelle Park Slurpie S29 at the Shorthorn National Show & Sale: