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Tynevalley Rubi A Bambi sells for £21,500 at Perfection Collection Sale

A packed ringside of buyers was treated to a breed spectacle as more than 90 animals strutted down a catwalk with flashing lights and a smoke machine kicking off at the all-new Perfection Collection sale with an £4,600 average.  The event was the brainchild of young breeders Richard Bostock, James Doherty and Tom Lomas, who said the sale would be something “never seen before” in the UK – and it didn’t disappoint.  The highest seller was Tynevalley Rubi A Bambi was £21,500. Bidding went crazy for this 15 week old Holstein calfThis January 2018-born Mr Rubi Agronaut heifer boasts a massive PLI of £737 – fifth highest in the world and the second highest ever to sell. Her dam is Tynevalley Supershot Bambi who sold for €23,000 in the German Masters sale. Buyer was Messrs Robertson, Ashlea Farm, Bristol.  

Second top was Red & White show-cow Riverdane Aikman Ghost Red VG89-3yr at £17,000. From Mark Nutsford, Cheshire,this four-year-old is by Gen-I-Beq Aikman and is out of Riverdane Roses Ghost Red VG85. She is currently giving 45.8kg daily at 4.59% fat and 3.25% protein and sold in calf to Woodcrest King Doc. Buyer was NJ and LC Sercombe, Lutterworth.

Just shy of this and selling in absence to a South African bidder Martin Voight for 16,000gns was the highly anticipated January 2018-born heifer calf Bel Bag2 Capi-Margot (Lot 44) from Bel Holsteins, Italy. Sired by Oh-River-SYC Byway, her dam is Du Bont Vent Inkapi Ex90, who won intermediate champion at Swiss Expo and Cremona in 2016.

Making 11,000gns and selling to Peter Prior of Designer Holsteins, Essex, was VeTech Atwood Elegance 2 (Lot 26) from VeTech Holsteins, Strandhead. She is sired by Atwood and is believed to be the only animal in the world bred from three generations of dams classified Ex96.

The Action Heats Up at the Taste of Ontario Sale

Muddy weather and cold rain did not stop the action at the 10th edition of the Taste of Ontario Sale.  Hosted by James and Doug Cranston and co-managed by Jeff Stephens this years edition saw the sale move indoors from the traditional tent into a new facility built by Cranston farms. The attendees where warm and the action hot as the sale averaged $4,150 on 85 lots.

Topping the sale at #11,000 was Duckett Drack Gabby $11,000.  Due in June this Sr 2 for ’18 is bred sexed Butz-Butler Atwood Brody. Gabby was consigned by Jeff Stephens and purchased by Embrdale Holsteins. The second highest seller of the day at #10,100 was a choice of 6 sisters from Fraeland Goldwyn Bonnie.  Her Doorman daughter, Fraeland Doorman Bonnie, the HM ALl-Canadian Jr Calf in ’16, is one of the most talked about Junior Two-Year-old prospects for ’18.  Rounding out the top sellers was Cobequid BD Doberman Avery at $10,000.  This DG Doberman daughter is a big ring contender for 2018 in the Junior Yearling Class.

Redburst daughter KHW Regiment Apple Red tops RedFest With a Touch of Black 2018

The Wendorf family of Crescentmead Holsteins hosted The RedFest With a Touch of Black 2018 on April 14 in Ixonia, WI.  58 lots sold for an average of $2225.

Lot 1, Apple-Pts Rb Areva-Red, is a Redburst Summer yearling x EX-96 Apple. She sold for $8300 to Sweet Peas Holsteins,

Topping the sale was Lot 1, Apple-Pts RB Ateva-Red-ET, selling for $8300 to Sweet Peas Holsteins, PA. The Redburst Summer Yearling is a daughter of EX-96 Apple and a full sister to All-American Miss Snapple Apple-Red (EX-94) She was consigned by Apple Partners, IL.

The 2nd highest seller at $5,400 was Crave Diamond Autumn 10587, sold to Cody Waller, IA. The Diamondback Spring yearling is out of a VG-85-2Y Atwood x EX-91 Zenith x EX-91 x EX-92. A full sister to the dam, Crave Atwood Anna 9121,  was All-WI & HM Junior All-American Spring Yearling in 2016, and her grandam was HM All-American Spring Yearling in 2007. She was consigned by Crave Brothers Farm LLC, WI.

Rounding out the top sellers at  $5000 was Lot 19, DJLPurePride Arlft Aleve-ET, consigned by Pure Pride Show Cattle, WI. The Airlift Summer Yearling is from a VG-88 Golden x EX-90 Braxton x EX-94 Durham with 7 more VG/EX dams behind her. She was purchased by Eric Wachtendonk & Zach Evenson, WI.

See a complete sale results list here.

Red “Heztry” tops Valmar Dispersal

It was a cold and windy day but that did not stop a good size crowd to attend the Valmar Dispersal in Brantford, Ont.   The sale averaged $2452 (unofficial) on 83 head. 

Topping the dispersal at $7250 was Valmar Heztry Lana (Ex-91), a 5-year-old red “Heztry” daughter who was purchased by Allarway Holsteins, Brantford, Ont. All-Ontario Red & White Senior Cow in 2017, Lana was projected to 11,543 kg milk, 356 kg fat, 355 kg protein (237-198-229) in her current lactation. Four of the five dams behind her are Very Good or Excellent

Doorman x ’17 Unanimous All-American 5 Year Old Tops The Milksource Select Sale

Everyone fell in love with Milksource Doorman RSVP the March ’17 Doorman daughter of the great TK-PLAIN-VIEW RIPLEY EX-95, the Unanimous All-American Five year old from last year.  RSVP sold for $36,000 and topped the 2017 Milksource Select Sale, hosted at the genetics farm in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.  With Chris Hill and Roger Turner in the box the sale average $4,284.

The second highest seller of the day at $17,250, as MILKSOURCE RIVAL KYRA, a Sept ’15 Archrival from the ’15 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, Lovhill Goldwyn Katrysha EX-96-2E.  Fresh since the 1st of March Kyra is looking to follow her mothers great footsteps and make her own mark on the tanbark trail.

Rounding out the top sellers was a heifer to catch many a judges eye MS MILKSOURCE DRMAN EMMA, a June ’17 Doorman from Nova-TMJ Atwood Estra EX-92, the 1st Jr 2 year old from the ’16 Wisconsin State show. Emma sold for $17,000.  

For a complete listing of sale results click here.

Kingsway Sanchez Arangatang Granddaughter Tops The Exclusive Opportunity Sale

It was cold outside but the action was hot inside The Exclusive Opportunity Sale with an unofficial average of $6,046.  Sale hosts Aaron Eaton and Jamie Black along with co-managers Md-Hillbrook had an outstanding line-up of high-type and deep pedigreed animals from across the United States and Canada.

Trent Valley Sid Aly – 10th Jr 2 Year old WDE ’17

Topping the sale at $20,500 was Trent Valley Sid Aly. The Junior 3, fresh in March, was consigned by Thomas, Heath & Cummings of Ohio, she was purchased by Casey, Chloe and Chase Vander Eyk of Tipton, California. Aly is a Sid daughter of a VG-85 Goldwyn daughter of the 95-2E Kingsway Sanchez Arangatang, the All-Canadian honoree backed by seven more generations of Excellent or Very Good dams. 

Second high-seller at $20,000 was a Senior 3-Year-Old Dempsy daughter, Teebrook Dempsey Rebecca, scored VG-88 in Canada. Consigned by Aaron Eaton and was purchased by Dalton Furis of Ontario.  Rebecca sold just fresh six weeks and will certainly be one to shine on the tanbark.

Rounding out the top sellers at $19,00 was Petitclerc Solomon Tropic, consigned by Ferme Jean-Paul Peticerc & Fils Inc. of Quebec and purchased by Noah Bilz of Wisconsin.  Tropic is a fancy, dairy September 2017 Solomon daughter out of a VG-89 Windbrook from the award-winning Pineland Goldwyn Tidbit-ET EX-91 multiple All-American and All-Canadian family.

See complete sale results here.

Fancy Joel daughter tops the Best of Triple T & Heath Jerseys 2nd Edition sale

Topping the Best of Triple T & Heath Jerseys 2nd Edition sale was Lot 7 for $35,000, Batiscan Joel Sabrina (VG-89-3Y-CAN). Fresh in February, she is backed by 2 EX dams. She was consigned by Triple-T and Michael Heath and purchased by River Valley, IL. The sale averaged $5273 on 90 lots and managed by Nathan and Jenny Thomas and Michael Heath.

The 2nd highest seller of the day was JASMARI ACTION LIL REPLAY-ET who sold for $16,500.  Replay is a maternal sister to JASMARI VERB LIL VERONA VG-89% the ABA All-American Senior 2-Year-Old 2017.  Their dam EDN-RU TEQUILA LILAES LILAC EX-94% was Reserve All-American Senior 2-Year-Old 2014 and Reserve All-American Milking Yearling 2013.

Rounding out the top sellers at $15,000 was STONEY POINT VERB BLUSH  EX-94%  who was Nominated ABA All-American 4-Year-Old 2017.  Blush was 1st 4-Year-Old & Reserve Grand Champion, NY Spring Show 2017.

For a complete listing of sale results click here.


Solomon out of Ryan-Vu Regin Raz a Taz Tops The Pursuit of Excellence Sale

Ryan-Vu Raz-a-Taz (Dam of the top seller)

Topping The Pursuit of Excellence Sale (Wisconsin, US) at $8000 was Ryan-Mvloo Response, a young Solomon out of Ryan-Vu Regin Raz a Taz EX-93 (Reginald). Response is the sister to Ryan-Mvloo Beemer Rapture VG-2YR , who’s son Blondin Raptor is one of the top type sires in the world at +4.46 PTAT. For a red factor Diamondback daughter of Liddleholme Resur Lu-Red EX-96, the 2017 Reserve All-American Aged Cow,  $7000 was paid. A red Defiant out of Ridgedale-T Raidu EX-96 sold for $6900. Rounding out the top sellers was Ridgedale Reputation-Red, at $6,900.  Reputation-Red is a Defiant daughter of 5x All-American R&W Nominee, Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red EX-96 4E.  The sale was presented by Ridgedale, Ryan-Vu, Glenn-Ann, OValto, Plum Line, Liddleholme and Jeffrey Way and was managed by Great Nothern Land and Cattle Co.   See complete sale results here.

Doorman from the great Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy tops 2018 Westcoast Classic sale

Topping the 2018 Westcoast Classic sale at $120,000 ($60,000 for part ownership) was an own daughter of the great Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy EX-95 2E, the ’11 Grand Champion from the Royal Winter Fair and World Dairy Expo, by Doorman.  50% interest in MORSAN DOORMAN MISSY 3362__PB Benbie & Partners with Westcoast retaining 2nd half.  Fresh since December she will be one to watch for this show season. The was managed by Westcoast Holsteins Chris Lindhout, Barclay Phoenix and Gary Vanderpost and averaged $8977.  John Copithorne was the auctioneer and Norm Nabholz handled the pedigrees.  

The 2nd highest seller of the sale was AARDEMA SUGAR MOON at $115,000.  Sugar Moon is a Nov ’17 Endco Viewpoint (SilverxSupersire) from Triplecrown Delta 64 (Delta x Platinum) from the Seagull-Bay Manat Mirage EX 90 cow family.  She has genomic tests of +2897 $1017NM and +10.4PL.  She was consigned by Double A Dairy.

Rounding out the top sellers was Cedarwal Kingdoc Jitters (King Doc x Doorsopen then Seagull Bay S Jillian VG-87) at $49,000.  Jitters is the only heifer in the world over GTPI +2725 & PTAT +4.00. 

For complete sale results list click here

Gold Chip Sr 2-Year-Old Tops Spring Genomic and Type Spotlight Sale

It was a fast-paced sale as 125 lots went through the ring in Wapakoneta, OH with Daniel Brandt reading pedigrees and Jason Lamoreaux handling the auctioneering. 

Topping the sale at $9,500 was Lot 29  Bertke GC Bentley, a VG-86 Gold Chip out of an EX-92 Bradnick backed by 6 generations of VG or EX dams.  Bently was the 4th Sr 2-Year-Old, Mid-East Sprg Nat’l 2017. She was consigned by Damon Bertke and Edge Genetics was the buyer.

The second high seller at $8,700 was Lot 1 Quietcove Foxys Quesa-ET. She is due in April to sexed Crush and is out of  EX-91 Foxy Lady out of the Valient Fawn family. She was purchased by Dan Trbovich. 

Lot 41 was the third high seller at $8,500 consigned by Troy Yoder. She is a Imax daughter with a GTPI 2849 and was purchased by Jim Stanton.

Cowbuyer has a complete list of prices.


Bandares from Blondin MOM Arkansas EX-93-CAN family tops Germany’s European Classic Sunrise sale at €30,000

Baronin (<Bandares) sold for a top of €30,000.

The 23rd edition of Germany’s European Classic Sunrise sale was an resounding success, with 3 lots selling for over €21,000.  In 2017 the top price reached €17,000, however this year 3 lots brought over €20,000. Top seller at €30,000 was Baronin (2812 gTPI), a Bandares-Rubicon-Silver-Blondin MOM Arkansas EX-93-CAN from the Smithden Allison family. Second highest at €26,000 was Wil Fantasy (Modesty-Jedi-Silver) with 156 gRZG. Second top at €26,000 was another high genomic lot, Wil Fantasy (Modesty-Jedi-Silver) who has a gRZG of 156. Rounding off the top-3 prices at €21,000 was Venezia from the Lila Z family, who is sired by the popular Modeco-son Malinus.

The March Madness Sale Highlights

The high seller was Lot 1 at $41,000, Campbell-Run GChip Amelia with Westcoast Holsteins as the buyer.

The 2018 March Madness Sale was held Friday, March 16th in Frederick, MD, at the Clarion Inn Event Center. MD-Hillbrook was managed the sale while Tim Abbott handled the pedigrees. Topping the sale was Campbell-Run GChip Amelia topped at $41,000. She was consigned by Weeks, Hawbaker, Hill, Borba & Parrabel and purchased by Westcoast. She is the 2017 All-American Spring Yearling and sold due to Solomon at the end of March. The sale took place March 16 in Frederick, MD, hosted by MD-Hillbrook. The sale averaged $5,400 on 101 lots with over 300 people in attendance and 400 watching on Cowbuyer.  

Here are some of the sale highlights:

Lot 3 $13,000 Butlerview Lotus Queen B

Lot 6  $12,500 Ran-Can Alonzo Cliché-ET

Lot 9 $11,400 AHD Dooman Silk

Lot 10 $10,500 Jacobs Solomon Brism

Lot 16 $14,500 Miss Hot Mess-Red-ET

Lot 18 $10,100 Milksource DFiant Safari-Red

Lot 26 $11,000 MD-Maple-Lawn Doorm  Cor

Lot 30 $13,600 Warwick Manor LS Sky-ET

Lot 34 $10,600 MS Avant-Grande M Chica-ET

 Check out all the details, the online catalogue when you click HERE.  Find a complete list of prices on

High index Modesty heifer tops Ohio Holstein sale

Dam of highest seller, S-S-I Platinum Marke VG-88 from the Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror family.

Topping the sale at $25,000 was Lot 1, Ten-Penny Modesty Markit, the highest genomic heifer offered in an Ohio Holstein sale at +2868 GTPI. Consigned by Peter Spike of Delaware, Ohio, she was purchased by Pine-Tree Farms. Ten-Penny Modesty Markit is backed by 11 VG/EX dams. At $5,800, the second highest seller was a choice of 4 calves sired by Doorman from the All-American, All-Canadian, Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah EX-92. The unofficial average is $2347. Click here for complete results.

Joy for Jeanlu Holsteins after classifiers visit

Jeanlu Holsteins, QC, shared the results of an amazing classification at the farm from last week including 11 VG 2 year old cow and 4 new EX cows.


1st calf:
– BUTLERVIEW ANTH CANDY-VG-2YR (Camomille daughter only 3 weeks fresh) Owned with Declan Patten

2nd Calf:
– LITTLECREEK ATWOOD PANDORA-VG-87 (Owned by Ariane France)

New EX cows:

We classified 18 two years old averaging 84,1
Nous avons classifié 18 premiers veaux avec une moyenne de 84,1

Herd Classification: 32EX – 94VG – 8GP

Judge Announced for National Ayrshire Show at UK Dairy Day

UK Dairy Day is thrilled to welcome back the National Ayrshire Show for the second year running. The show will form part of UK Dairy Day’s larger cattle show which features the National Holstein Show, National Brown Swiss Show as well as showing classes for Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey.

This year the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland are delighted to announce the judge of their prestigious national show as Lisa Window-Walker. Lisa, from Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, has been a partner and owner of the World renowned Hunnington Ayrshire herd for the last 30 years along with her late father Chris Window. Lisa is assisted by the next generation of Windows, her nephew, Chris Window junior.

The Hunnington Prefix needs no introduction and has been successful at both local and national levels for many years. Highlights in the show ring over the years have been Interbreed Champion at the Royal Welsh, Dairy Event, South West Dairy Show, Welsh Dairy Show and Breed Champion at the Royal Show. The Window family have always welcomed visitors from home and abroad to view their wonderful herd and many of the Hunningtonbloodlines can be seen in herds all over the UK. Hunnington bulls have been used extensively and successfully worldwide, with Hunnington Admiral, Hunnington Mandella and more recently Hunnington Famous dominating global markets.

Lisa has been on the Ayrshire judge’s panel for 25 years and has judged throughout the UK and Ireland. Some of her highlights include the Royal Highland, Agriscot, Royal Yorkshire, Royal Norfolk, Royal Cornwall and Balmoral. Internationally Lisa has judged at the Sydney Royal in Australia, the New Zealand Dairy Event, and the Finland National Show.

UK Ayrshire’s Breed Manager, Duncan Hunter, commented; “We are thrilled that Lisa has accepted our invitation to officiate at the 2018 National Ayrshire Show in September this year. The Show is a highlight for many of our members where they get together to promote the Ayrshire breed to the industry, exhibiting the very best of UK Ayrshires to the home countries and internationally. We wish Lisa all the best in her role as National Ayrshire Show Judge for 2018”.

Formed in 1877, the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland is a forward thinking, highly motivated breed society dedicated to keeping the Ayrshire at the forefront of modern dairying. The Ayrshire cow is becoming ever more popular as an alternative breed due to her excellent foraging ability and economical milk production. 

The Ayrshire Cattle Society is responsible for all ancestry recording in its computerised Herd Book and along with other breeds uses the data and services of NBDC for type classification with the results contributing to linear proofs and type analysis for individuals as well as the whole Ayrshire population. It is also responsible to protect the heritage of the breed through its Breed Heritage programme. 

Lynden Bustard, UK Dairy Day Cattle Show Manager and Chief Steward, said; “It is with great pleasure that we welcome back the National Ayrshire Show to UK Dairy Day. Last year this was a fantastic part of our main Cattle Show with a tremendous amount of support from Ayrshire breeders, competitors, and supporters. The Ayrshire Cattle Society is one of our leading societies in the UK and their support of UK Dairy Day is invaluable.”

Gillette Cleamagic tops the Fun-in-the-Sun-Sale at $153,000

The worldwide Nr.6 (2916 gTPI) Robson (<Rubicon) daughter, Gillette Cleamagic from the family of Clear-Echo 822 Laud1266, was the top-seller ($153,000) at the Fun-in-the-Sun-Sale in Florida. Aurora Reason, who, with 2944 gTPI, became the highest calf ever sold at an open auction, brought $145,000. The impressive average for 47 lots: $26,400.

Highest Gymnast Daughter in the World Tops Masterrind Exclusive Sale at € 120.000

WEH Perfection, the highest Gymnast daughter in the world set a new European Record at the Masterrind Exclusive Sale when she sold for € 120.000. Bred by the Hintze family (WEH Holsteins), Perfection has a GTPI of +2863, with a very high RZG, gPFT. Her dam is DG Pandora, which sold through the Eurogenes Sale (European Classic Sale), DG Pandora is the full sister of the popular, high RZG sires Ibsen @ Vost and Mr. Puma @ AI Total. 3rd highest price (€ 21.000) was paid for Xanthippe, bred by Ludger Eiting, a GTPI >2800 Modesty daughter from a Doorsopen, Xanthippe’s dam was sold through the Eurogenes Sale (European Classic Sale) as well. EUR 20.000 was paid for NH Sunview Hearthlove, a GTPI +2786 / RZG 160 Bandares daughter.

One of Highest NM$ Heifers to Ever Sell at Public Action Tops Wisconsin Convention Futures sale

Pine-Tree Monica Planeta VG-86, 3.dam of Pine-Tree 5976 Achi 7691.

Topping the Wisconsin Convention Futures sale at $49,000 was Pine-Tree 5976 Achi 7691, one of the highest NM$ heifers to sell at public auction. The Achiever-daughter is out of the 2873 gTPI Sandy-Valley No Limit by Delta, who traces back to the great Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy.  Consigned by Pine-Tree Dairy and purchased by Sexing Technologies, this consignment also set a new Futures Sale record for top-seller.

Sponsored by Wisconsin Holstein’s Young Adult Committee, averaged $4,500 on 31 lots that included heifers, choices and embryos from some of the industry’s most prominent cow families.

Second high seller was lot 2 from Siemers Holstein Farms, Newton at $6,100. Siemers Flgship Brooke 28130, comes from Goldwyn’s maternal line and is +2814 GTPI and +4.4 DPR. She sold to Jason Faria of Dumas, TX.

Rounding out the top three was Lot 4 at $5,900, Langs-Twin-Elm Dtr Aries-ET consigned by Floyd & Lloyd Baumann, Marathon. This June 2017 Detour daughter is +935NM$, +2771 GTPI, +153 CFP, +8.1PL, +2.2 DPR, +2.01 UDC. Her dam, View-Home Jo Amanda-ET has a +2890 GTPI son. Sexing Technologies was the buyer.

An added element to this year’s sale were numerous embryos lots. The high seller among these was lot A, a package of four embryos from Our-Favorite Unlimited EX-93, two by Crush and two by King Doc, at $4,400. Lot A was consigned by Todd Stanek, Fall Creek.

2017 Unanimous ABA All-American Milking Yearling Tops Kash-In on Valentine’s Day Sale at $169,000

The Kash-In on Valentines Day Sale took place Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 in Tulare, Ca. The sale was hosted by Rancho Teresita Dairy Kash-In, Kasbergen family,  and was co-managed by Mike Berry and Dusty & Nicole Shcirm. Over 1 million in gross on 111 live lots and a sale average of $$9,360.00. The Jersey lots saw an average of $12,207.00 

Topping the sale at $169,000 was River Valley Excitation Flawless-ET VG-89 2-01 , the 1st Milking Yearling World Dairy Expo, 1st Milking Yearling All American Jersey Show ‘17 and was named Unanimous ABA All-American Milking Yearling 2017.   Flawless as consigned by Kash-In Jerseys & River Valley and was purchased by David Hogan from Tillamook.

A syndication was formed for a bull that was the 2nd highest seller at $100,000.  JX Kash-In Got Maid 71794 has  CDCB GPTA 1/2/2018 of  1104M 69f 50p 729CM$ 692CM$ 610FM$ 597GM$
8.4PL  1.2 GJuI 13.2GJPI.   He was consigned by Rancho Teresita Dairy. Each of 5 members will receive 5 equal shares. Each Share will receive 200 units of semen. All Syndicate Members will share in earned royalties. Semen will not be available to the general public until after the Syndicate Members receive their shares. JX Kash-In Got Maid 71794 {6}-ET will be marketed through ST Genetics.

Rounding out the top sellers was Jx aardema Barbs Destiny {4} at $57,000.  Consigned by Twin Ridge Genetics, Jx aaRDeMa BaRBs Destiny has indexes of 920M 83F 50P 781cm$ 739NM$ 642fm$ 638gm$ 8.2PL .6liv -.2dpr .4ccr 1.8hcr 2.78scs ajca 1/2/2018 gptat 70%r 2.0 gjui 22.9 gjpi 64%R 220.

For a complete list of sale results click here

Fancy Solomon from Barbies tops Missouri State Convention sale

Regancrest-GV Breena EX-91 by Dorcy, dam of highest seller.

Regancrest-PR Barbie provided the most exclusive lot at the Missouri State Convention sale (US) with her great-grand-daughter, Groves-Vu Bluebell (Solomon-Dorcy), bringing the top price of $4,500. Bluebell is a Solomon-daughter out of an EX-91 Dorcy who is from Barbie’s Shottle-daughter, Breya EX-90. Second top was the show cow Robthom Lilyana VG-88 (Defiant-BW Marshall) at $3,900, who is ready to show as a 4-year-old this year.

International Dairy Week: Guernsey heifer sets new breed record

A BREED record was set at International Dairy Week yesterday when a Guernsey heifer was sold to an overseas buyer for $16,000.

Kearla Latimer Koala was the pick of a pair offered by Kevin and Carla Gass, of Simpson, Victoria, with the winning bid eventually made by a representative for Mansour Al Dhaheri, of the United Arab Emirates.

The price is the highest paid for an unjoined Guernsey heifer, surpassing the previous record of $7800.

Kearla Latimer Koala, who is by Coulee Crest Fame Latimer and out of Global Guernsey of the Year Florando SD Koala 7th EX94, was purchased by phone by Trevor Robbins of Australia’s Livestock Exporters in Dubai with David Ninness, of Semex, making the bids at the sale.

Mr Robbins said the heifer would remain in Australia “for some time” with embryo transfer to be done before travelling to the UAE.

Mr Al Dhaheri also picked up another heifer — West Australian Colin Gilbert’s Gilbert Alstar Hetty — for $5700.

Mr Gilbert had several lots on offer with one, Gilbert Sigrid 20, matching the previous record for an unjoined Guernsey heifer sold in Australia at $7800, the second highest winning bid for the sale.

The heifer was bought by G Norris and United Kingdom Guernsey Cattle.

He sold another, Gilbert Tori, for $4800 to R and R Butler, of Glencoe.

Allan and Julie Clark, of Lismore, NSW, sold the first lot — Sunny Valley Latimer Bess — for $5000 to Martin Downs, of Numbaa.

Other buyers came from Taree, Moama, Finley and Dorrigo.

The sale average set another breed record with 10 live lots selling for $5630.

Breeders from around the Midwest attended the Tri-Koebel Dispersal

Many breeders from around the Midwest attended the Tri-Koebel Dispersal that was held at the MSU Livestock Pavilion in East Lansing on Thursday, December 21, 2017.  Terry and Jennie Koebel and their daughters Greta, Ava and Tera Baker of Three Oaks, MI., had been breeding, exhibiting and marketing Registered cattle for thirty years.  The sale was managed by CanAm Sales.  Topping the sale was an VG-2YR Atwood from Tri-Koebel Aspen Elke VG-88, who sold for $2,800.   Cowbuyer provided online bidding and a list of prices can be found here.

Eldorado daughter tops PEAKing at Christmas Tag Sale at $65,000

Peak Excta 80719 was nr.1 in the catalogue of the PEAKing at Christmas Tag Sale and topped the sale at $65,000. Excta 80719 (2873 gTPI) is sired by DG Albero Eldorado (Montross). Her dam is Endco Exacta, a successful Denver daughter of Royal-Vista Balisto Exta (mgs Epic). Foundation dam is GBM Durham Annabel. Excta 80719 has a TPI of +2873 and a NM$+968.  The 2nd highest seller was lot #82 Welcome Luxury a Silver X EX Tango X VG O-Style x Nifty, who sold for $20,000.  She has a TPI of +2728 and a NM$+839.

 62 lots were sold with a gross of over $400,000 on the first day. See complete results here

Unique Dempsey Cheers Tops the Blondin and Partners Sale at $155,000

Despite heavy snow weather, a large crowd was on hand at ferme Blondin as they say goodbye to longtime herd manager Richard Villeneuve, who has decided to pursue other endeavours.  Villeneuve was also a partner in many of their top show animals, and those animals plus some select partner consignments where sold.  The sale averaged $9097 on over 100 live lots.

Unique Dempsey Cheers who recently classified VG-89-2yr old (The first cow to do so in over 2 years in Canada) sold for $155,000 to Budjon, Vail, Abbott and Woodmansee.  Cheer’s was the 2nd 2yr old and best udder at World Dairy Expo this year and has been nominated All-Canadian and All-American.  Cheer’s is a 10th generation VG or EX going back tot he Meaford Starbuck Chrissy EX-CAN 17*  and is due April 2018 to Wilt Emilio (female).

The 2nd highest seller was MUSTHAVEN GOLDWYN JAELYN P EX-92 – the 1st Sr 3 yr old and Res Grand Champion from last years Quebec spring show sold for $45,000.  She was the All-Canadian Sr 2yr old last year as well as 1st Sr 2yr old at the Royal in 2016.

Allstar LM Durbing Angel VG-88-2yr, the 1st Sr 2yr old from Quebec Spring Show and Ontario Summer Show was the third highest seller, at $38,000.  From The Adeen Family Durbin Angel completes 7 generations VG or EX.

Selling for $35,000 was the 3rd place Jr Year Old from The Royal Winter Fair, Kawartha Armani Memory.  Consigned by Blondin, Villeneuve and Riverdown Holsteins, she was purchased by Agropecuaria Las Ventas and Select Farm Exports.  Memory was also 2nd Junior Two Year old at the International Red and White show and is due to Unstopabull in August. 

Elmbridge Atwood Angelina a VG-86-2yr due in July sold for $34,000.  She is an Atwood from the Adeen family was the 9th milking yearling at the Royal this year.

Rounding out the top Sellers was Skycrest Minico Prickles at $31,000. Prickles was purchased by Liddleholm Holstein of NY.  She was the 1st Senior Three Year Old at the Ontario Summer Show this year and has also been Nominated All-Canadian and All-American.   

Sunny Plains Dempsey Laurel Rocks the Music City Celebration Sale to Sale Topping $77,000

Sunny Plains Dempsey Laurel (EX-92)

A great time was had by all at the Music City Celebration Sale is complete in Nashville, TN.   The sale averaged $9631 on all lots and $11,122 on 60 Live and Choice lots. Topping the sale was Sunny Plains Dempsey Laurel (EX-92) for $77,000. Laurel was 1st Sr 3yr Old & Intermediate Champion at the Northeast Fall National and 3rd at World Dairy Expo. She was consigned by Tim & Sharyn Abbott and sold to Paul Page, WA. The sale was hosted by Borderview Genetics and MD-Hillbrook, and managed by MD-Hillbrook Sales & Service. 

The 2nd highest seller of the day was NO-FLA ROWDY CAILA 45848-ET at$35,000.  With indexes of GTPI +2730G +2432M +75F +76P 75R and  PTA+1292DWP$ +270WT$ she is among the very top of the breed for WT$. 

MS AOL DB RASPBERRY-RED Junior Champion 2017 Royal Winter Fair

Rounding out the top sellers was MS-AOL DB RASPBERRY-RED-ET, the Junior Champion, RAWF R&W Show, Jr Champion, WDE Jr R&W Show sold for $34,000. The success that Raspberry has had in the show ring is fueled by a stellar pedigree anchored by Miss Roxys Recovery-Red, tracing back to the one-and-only EX-97 Roxy and the partnerships behind her cow family.

See a complete sale result list here.

Fun in the Sun ~ Vegas Style 2017 grosses over $1.5 million

The Fun in the Sun ~ Vegas Style 2017 sale averaged $30,787 with a gross over $1.5 million. Held on Friday, December 8, at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.

Topping the sale was Lot 5, FB Lulu Achv Vegas-ET, a very early A2A2 Achiever selling for $140,000. She is the #1 Achiever of the breed, in the top 50 overall, and could be the highest GTPI heifer to sell publicly. Her dam is a +2736G Montross x 6 gen VG/EX from the Stone-Rise Durham Lizzy (3E-95 GMD DOM) family.  Her 11/17 PTA’s are +2917GTPI +728M +.28% +102F +.05% +37P +1036NM$ +11.0PL +3.2DPR 2.42SCS  +2.11T +2.77UDC +1.83FLC  +184FE +3.7FI +4.4LIV 7.0%SCE +1078CM$.  She was consigned by Faria Brothers Dairy and was haused at Ri-Val-Re in Webberville Mi.

Selling for $135,000 was Lot 4, Winstar Bandares 4353-ET, #1CM and #2 Bandares in the breed (+2913GTPI). Dam is +2650G Silver from 9 VG/EX dams from the Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror family.  She was consigned by Winstar Genetics.

Rounding out the top sellers was Penn-England Gifian13741 a Dec 16 Bandares from Penn-England Gifian11821 VG at $102,500. She is from the same family as 14HO7324 Gifian and sold with 2 embryo contracts thru GenElite with total value of $30,300.

See a complete sale results list here.

#2 Jedi in Europe tops Tulip Sale at EUR $25,500

Topping the 2017 Tulip Sale in Zwolle Netherlands held in conjunction with the Holland Holstein Show was MHD ELSTER a S-S-I Montross JEDI from MHD EVELIN.  Ester sold for EUR $25,500, and has a full brother, Joyness at Masterrind. Elster’s genomic has a test of US 08-17 +1884M +56F +58P GTPI 2456 PTAT 2.86 as is the #2 Jedi in Europe. 

The 2nd highest seller of the sale was DUKEFARM PALMASTY, who sold for $10,000.  Palmasty is a Bacon Hill Pety MODESTY from HOLEC PALMAS.  Palmasty has indexes of US 08-17 +1420M +78F +51P GTPI 2736 PTAT 3.19.

Rounding out the top sellers is BICC CRYROSS 1, who sold for $7,200.  She is a Plain Knoll KING ROYAL from A-L-H CRYROSS. Cryross 1 indexes of US 11-17 +1181M +84F +54P GTPI 2741 and is from the same family as Chevrolet, Fanatic, Commander & Kenosha.

The sale was hosted by A.L.H. Genetics B.V., Adolf Langhout, Wiebe Put, Arjan Werkhoven and René te Wierik.   Auctioneer was Michael Taaffe with Brian Behnke and Ids Hellinga doing pedigrees.

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Fairvale’s Farewell

Fairvale’s Farewell tops $24,000
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services 
Top price: $24,000 – Sale average: $3885
More than 170 lots were bought by Victorian buyers

A huge crowd of Holstein breeders from throughout Australia converged at Bracknell, Tasmania for the first stage Complete Dispersal Sale of Ross and Leanne Dobson’s Fairvale Holsteins.

Fairvale drew the crowd because it is the most anointed prefix at Australia’s biggest show – International Dairy Week (IDW). It has bred and reared five IDW champions for three different exhibitors between 2005 and 2014. This achievement has always been more significant, because Fairvale has never shown at IDW in its own right, it is separated from Australia’s mainland by 240 kilometres of ocean, and the first entries wearing a Fairvale prefix didn’t debut at IDW until 1998.

One of the main challenges for the sale was its location, not its achievements, nor the potential of its cattle. Tasmania is an island state of Australia, and getting big cows safely across Bass Straight in stock trucks remains one of the biggest hurdles for buyers.

Yet, of the 275-head marketed that day, more than 170 were bought by Victorian buyers, who faced up to that challenge. The sale animals were averaging around 45 litres, and during transit they didn’t see a dairy, water or feed for (on average 26 hours). They were all also travelling into hotter Victorian summer weather. All landed safely.

Picture perfect preview

In the perfect preview to the sale the week before, a 12-year-old Fairvale bred and sold as a 2.5-year-old, became Australia’s first cow to classify EX97-5E.

Fairvale Morty Lady 51 EX97-5E

Fairvale Morty Lady 51 EX97-5E (owned by Will and Lisa McKay and Lindsay and Sandra Thompson) was already a household name in Australia. She is the former IDW two-time Grand Champion at IDW [2011 and 2014].

This week, she added Supreme Champion of the Victoria & South-Eastern South Australia On-Farm competition (a nationwide competition which judges cows on-farm) to her treasure trove of achievements. The competition includes almost 2500 cows across the country – and it’s worth noting that Lady’s state includes 51% of those entries.

Top price

The top price at Fairvale’s Farewell was $24,000, and it was paid for a rising five-year-old, Fairvale AJ Nola 28 EX92, whose recent classification included an EX95 mammary. She completed three generations of EX and was purchased by the double Master Breeder herd of Calthorpe Holsteins, run by the Perkins family, at Latrobe, in Tasmania.

The next best price of $16,000 also stayed in Tasmania when Fairvale Dempsey Butter 274, a VG88 second-lactation cow which completed 12 generations of EX and VG sold to Green Glory Holsteins, at Broadmarsh, Tasmania.

Before their sale, Ross and Leanne were milking 450 cows through a 30-a-side swingover dairy with Automatic Cup Removers, and shipping more than four million litres a year off their 1000-acre undulating property, where the cows walk significant distances to pasture every day. The whole herd was averaging just over 39 litres, with the fresh sale animals averaging around 45 litres.

Third high-seller was Fairvale Bradnick Josie 118, VG85-2YRS – a daughter of the EX94 2017 winning aged cow at IDW – Baxter Josie 64 EX94.  She sold at $12,500 to Bluechip Genetics and Fairvale Holsteins. This same buying partnership paid $9000 for Fairvale Goldchip Josie 117, VG87 on 1st lact.

Fourth sale high at $12,000 was Fairvale Dazzler Repa 57 EX 91-2E. She sold to K & H Jones of Foster, Vic.

At $10,000 was Fairvale Goldchip Butter 287, VG86-2YRS. She sold to Elm Banks Holsteins, Victoria. Also, at $10,000 was Fairvale Fever Repa 56 EX, who sold to T & J Clark, of Nerrena, Victoria.

Other noted sales included Fairvale Goldchip Butter 291, VG86-2YRS at $9500 to Greg & Michelle Anderson, Victoria. Fairvale Dempsey Melody 775 VG made $9500 to C & F Bills of Drouin, Victoria who selected many lots throughout the sale. Also at $9500 was the second last lot in the sale, Fairvale Damion Melody 747 VG88. She sold to Tony & Kathy Hogan, Victoria. Fairvale Damion Bonnie 224 sold for $9000 to R & J Gordon of Victoria.

Another volume buyer at 24-head included Garry and Bev Carpenter, at South Riana, Tasmania.

The 5th edition of the VOSt Select Sale averages €4,100

The 5th edition of the VOSt Select Sale in Germany was attended by over 1,000 breeders. 49 lots sold averaged €4,100. The highest price was paid for Koepon Topshot Ruby 7. That AltaTopshot daughter from the Koepon branch of the Durham Regenia family tested high 163 gRZG and 2749 gTPI. At €21,000 she went to NOG. With 168 gRZG an even higher genomic result has KHE I’m Good, offered by Kersten GbR. For €12,500 this Gymnast daughter from the popular Gourmette family went to a breeder from the Netherlands. Third-most expensive headliner was a Mission daughter from the family of Tir-An O-Man Neblina. She tested 161 gRZG and sold at €11,500. A Mr Salvatore daughter from the Marbella family of Gold-N-Oaks brought €10,000.


1st Magic Mountain Sale Great Success

The first Magic Mountain sale in Austria was deemed a great success.  With a packed sale ring and music by Stadtmusik Landeck-Perjen sale average €6,500.  For each of the sales animals, a two-minute piece of music by different composers was specially arranged giving visitors an unforgettable evening full of magicTopping the sale was 9-month-old Nohl Tyla-Red, an Awesome-Barbwire grand-daughter of the World Dairy Expo Champion, Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red EX-96. Of the 25 animals offered, 23 sold for an average of €3,743.

“Frazzled” daughter tops the 65th edition of the Sale of Stars at $80,000

A big crowd turned out for the 65th edition of the Sale of Stars was held on November 9th at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ont. The evening sale which realized an average of $10,384 (unofficial) on 80 lots under the management of Brian Craswell Auctions Ltd. and Blondin Int’l Inc.

Topping the sale at $80,000 was Pine-Tree 6809 Fraz 7605-ET, a July 2017 “Frazzled” daughter from the Pine-Tree Ramos Alexia-ET (Ex-91-2E-USA) family with a +2882 GTPI. Consigned by Pine-Tree Holsteins, Marshallville, Ohio, and selling in absentia, she is from a “Draco” dam who is due to calve in December. The second dam is a Very Good-85-USA “Shaw” with 14,873 kg milk, 4.5% fat, 3.1% protein. The fourth dam, Alexia, is the number 11 Pro$ cow in the world and completes nine generations of Excellent or Very Good.

The second highest seller was Parkhurst Modesty Samarie, a March 2017 “Modesty” heifer calf who is the number 2 Red Carrier GTPI heifer in the world at +2831 GTPI, sold for $57,000. Consigned by Ferme Parkhurst Inc., Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Que., she is from a Very Good-85-2y “Kingboy” dam who completes 12 generations of Very Good or Excellent in the noted Splendor cow family and is projected to make 12,905 kg milk, 5.2% fat, 3.4% protein (319-451-347) as a 2-year-old.

Rounding out the top sellers was a “Modesty” calf, Gillette Modesty Claryfischer, brought a bid of $40,000. Consigned by Ferme Gillette Inc., Embrun, Ont., this November 2016 calf has a +2818 GTPI and +2.4 GPTAT. She is from a recently fresh “Lottomax” dam, followed by a Very Good-85-2y “McCutchen” grandam projected to 15,534 kg milk, 4.9% fat, 3.7% protein (305-405-353) at 4 years who completes five generations of Very Good or Excellent.


  • Lot 1: $23,500; 3/17 Sid x Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn (EX-95)
  • Lot 2: $18,000; 6/17 Solomon x Co-Vale Dempsy Dina 4270-ET (EX-92)
  • Lot 15: $10,500; 6/17 Brady x Ms Goldwyn Alana-ET (EX-96)
  • Lot 16: $20,000; 1st C. 9/17 Doorman x Loyalyn Goldwyn June (EX-97)
  • Lot 6: $16,000; 3/17 Beemer x Skycrest Mincio Prickles (VG-89-3Y-CAN) x EX-90 x VG-88 x 3E-91 x VG-87
  • Lot 8: $19,500; 6/17 Bandares x 3427GLPI Delta. +2831GTPI.
  • Lot 9: $57,000; 3/17 Modesty x VG-85 Kingboy x VG-85. 12 gen VG or EX w/116*.
  • Lot 12: $16,000; 6/17 Bandares x 3189GLPI Silver from Lookout Pesce Epic Hue (VG-86) family. +2821GTPI, +909NM, +2.69T.
  • Lot 13: $17,000, 11/16 Modesty x just fresh Lottomax x VG-85 McCutchen x VG-86 Man-O-Man. +2818GTPI, +917NM
  • Lot 41: $18,000; 3/17 Flagship from the Ammon-Peachey Shauna (EX-91 15*) family.

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New Australian Jersey Sale Record

History was made during the Global Impact sale with the highest price Jersey Female in Australia at $50,000, smashing a 36-year record.Bushlea Van Fernleaf 10 EX-93 (Vanahlem x EX-90 Senior x EX-90 Fusion) completes 8 out of 10 generations of EX dams, straight from Bushlea’s famous Fernleaf family. She sold to Cybil Fisher, Avonlea Jerseys, Brad Cullen, F & D Borba, Matt Senecal & Jake Hanford. The second highest seller at $15,000 was Lightning Ridge Solomon Angel, a grand-daughter of Tri-Day Ashlyn, who sold to Miguel Matias, Portugal.

Highest R&W RZG Heifer in the Breed Tops German Masters Sale

The Bitburger Sales Arena was packed tight last Friday (30. October) during the 4th German Masters Sale. People from all over the World attended this sale and caused a great atmosphere. The 157 lots selling averaged € 4.728 with lots sold to 15 different countries.  Topping the sale was Col NH Indy-Red, she is the highest R&W RZG heifer in the breed with RZG 166 and sold for € 38.000 to Hokovit Genetics from Switzerland and partners.

Sale team German Masters Sale 2017 with topseller Col NH Indy-Red

The 2nd highest seller in the sale was Lot 19. Hul-Stein Fedi 2, she is one of the highest flush-age heifers in Europe with GTPI +2796, sired by Jedi and out of the Glen Drummond Splendor cow family. She was purchased by the new breeding program of Classic Cattle of Gerwin Kosters, the Netherlands. Classic Cattle also purchased the additional Lot A in the sale, Hul-Stein Cameo 2 – she is the highest Net Merit heifer in Europe (NM $ 979 / GTPI +2806), she sold for € 16.500.

The demand for top show cattle this sale was very high. There was global interest for Lot 31 in the sale, Mattenhof Giuliana, a Beemer daughter from the Swiss Expo-, Expo Bulle- and European Grand Champion: Galys-Vray EX-94-CH. Mr. Philippe Arnold from Luxembourg was the successful buyer for € 19.000 on this great heifer.

Elitehaven Genetics is the proud new owner of Lot 1. from the German Masters Sale 2017 – SPH Yelena VG-89-DE – a cow which proved herself as a great transmitting cow, she delivered many high ranking genomic progeny, has multiple sons in AI and is now working on a great career as a show cow. SPH Yelena sold for € 17.000.

Sale facts
Lots sold: 
162 Lots selling – 157 SOLD (97%) € 4.728
Avg. price live lots: € 4.728
Avg. price embryo’s: € 727 / embryo
Price range: € 1.200 – € 38.000
Lots sold to: 15 different countries

Complete buyers list through


VG-88-2yr from the Zandras tops Ocean-View dispersal

Topping the Ocean-View dispersal sale was a descendant of one of their headline families – Ocean-View Sanchez Zasha VG-88-2yr from the Zandras. Zasha is a VG-88-2yr out of an EX-93 Atwood and sold for $18,500 to Oakfield Corners Dairy. The sale averaged $4065 on 112 lots.  A herd that is 99% homebred with 15 generations running deep and 72 years in the making. Over the years, 436 Excellent cows have carried the Ocean-View prefix.

Sale Prices
Lot 8: $18,500; Ocean-View Sanchez Zasha VG-88 2Y; Sanchez x EX-93 Atwood Zandra x 2E-91 Oman Zabrina x VG Blitz x 2E-95 Mandel Zandra.
Buyer: Oakfield Corners Dairy, NY

Lot 42: $12,500; Ocean-View Sterling Silver EX-92; Made 58,000M @ 3y. 13th gen VG/EX Braxton.
Buyer: Daryl & Pam Nunes, WI

Lot 96: $10,100; Ocean-View Diamond Ring; 2017 All-WI Spring Calf. Potential 7th gen EX! Diamondback x VG-88 Barbwire x EX-94 Atlas.
Buyer: Jason Prinse & Mark Sweetnam, MB

Lot 104: $9000; Ocean-View Gldsn Anabella EX-90 91-MS; 10th gen EX fresh in September! Goldsun x 2E-94 Sanchez x 2E-92 Damion.
Buyer: Martin Artichou, Uraquay

Lot 54: $8100; Ocean-View Hopes And Dreams-ET; Golden Dreams x 3E-94 Damion Sassy. Sells pg to sexed Diamondback.
Buyer: Jake Hein & Wilfred Bergman, OH

Lot 103: $7600; Ocean-View Sanchez Arabella 2E-94. Due in December to Atwood. Sanchez x 2E-92 Damion.
Buyer: Daryl & Pam Nunes, WI

Lot 1: $7000; Oceanview-HM Sprsre Zandy-ET EX-90 EX-MS. Made over 40,000M @ 2Y. Milking 168#. Supersire x VG-87 Atwood x 2E-91 Oman Zabrina x VG Blitz x 2E-95 Mandel Zandra.
Buyer: Mike Garrow, NY

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International Opportunity Sale 2017 grosses of $1,979,725

The International Opportunity Sale 2017 was a huge success with a gross of $1,979,725, the sale averaged $40,402 on 49 lots. 

Topping the sale at @285,000 was TJR SWEET BABY RAE-ET.  Purchased by Genex/CRI she is the #1 NM Heifer to sell at public auction (+1015NM +2897 GTPI).  

The 2nd highest seller was GENOSOURCE ROYAL 40055-ET, the 2nd Heifer to ever sell over +2900G & +1000NM and #12 GTPI Heifer of the Breed (8/2017).  She was also purchased by Genex/CRI

Rounding out the top sellers was SIMPLE-DREAMS 4825 F2751-ET, who was purchased by ST Genetics.

For a complete listing of sale results go to

Are Elite Dairy Genetics Still In Demand?

There are sales every week where dairy cattle are bought and sold for milk production purposes.  Not often anymore are there public auctions where only very elite genetically rated dairy animals are offered for sale. Bovines-on-the-Goal-Line, held on September 12th, hosted by Ri-Val-Re Genetics LLC, Michigan and Faria Brothers Dairy, Texas, with the management assistance of The Cattle Exchange, was truly a trendsetting sale where fifty-four genetically elite Holsteins and Jerseys were sold. It was a very successful online sale held in a lounge at the University of Michigan overlooking the football stadium.

To make our readers aware of the facts The Bullvine decided to do a deeper dive into the facts and figures.

Organizers Dedicated to Breed Advancement

“It only takes a spark to get a fire going”. Well in the case of Bovines-on-the-Goal-Line there were two sparks. Jerry Jorgensen and Jason Faria. With the encouragement of family and friends, they put together a sale of only top of the line Holstein and Jersey heifers. Knowing that both the Holstein and Jersey breeds are moving to moderately sized animals with high genetic ability beyond just production and functional type, Jerry and Jason selected animals that also had high genetic indexes for PL, LIV, DPR, SCS and CFP.

What Constitutes Elite?

Elite can have many definitions. For dairy cattle, in the past, it has meant high production, high classification or show winners. But in 2017 it equates to animals that have high genetic indexes for all of production, type, pedigree, fertility, longevity, and health (including disease resistance) traits.

An analysis of the pedigrees for the forty-one Holsteins and fifteen Jerseys cataloged in the Bovines-on-the-Goal-Line sale shows the following averages:

Holsteins:   TPI 2791,   CM$ 937,   CFP 152,   PL 7.9,   LIV 2.3,   DPR 2.3,   SCS 2.82

Jerseys:         JPI 209,     CM$ 718,   CFP 123,   PL 7.3,   LIV 1.5,   DPR 0.4,   SCS 2.84

By comparison and to assist readers to know how truly elite these heifers are, listed below are the top CM$ (Cheese Merit) proven sires, top cow and heifers in the sale.

Table 1 Cheese Merit Indexes (CM$) for Top Holsteins and Jerseys *

  Top Proven Sire Top Milking Cow Top Two Heifers** All Heifers (avg)**
Holstein 909 970          1035 / 1032 937
Jersey 685 672            781 / 760 718

* Indexes and information as published by CDCB – August 2017
** As per the Bovines-on-the-Goal-Line catalog

Outstanding Sale Average

The fifty-four animals sold averaged just thirty-eight dollars short of $30,000 at $29,962. Holsteins (39x) averaged $28,653 and Jerseys (15x) averaged $33,367.

The vast majority of the heifers sold were born in 2017, with some as young as two months. Some consignments were old enough to start on an IVF program.  Fifty-seven percent (57%) of the animals cataloged came from the Ri-Val-Re and Faria breeding programs with multiple consignments from Genosource, Peak and Pine Tree. In total, there were ten consigners. Fifty-four percent (54%) of the consignments were sold via the online bidding app,

Top Sellers

Our readers are always interested in the top sellers and who bought them, so here are the top lots, including sire stack, total merit indexes and sale price:

Table 2 Top Sellers at the Bovines-on-the-Goal-Line Sale

Animal Sire Stack gTPI / gJPI        gCM$  Sale Price     Buyer
HOLSTEIN (39 sold)        
Lot #1 Modesty x Montross x Supersire 2913 1021 $230,000    Genex (CRI)
Lot #3 Achiever x Silver x Supersire 2865 1035 175,000    Genex (CRI)
Lot #11 Frazzled x Rubicon x AltaOak 2863 1032 120,000    ST Genetics
Lot #10 Delta x Kingboy x Punch 2827 916 42,500    ST Genetics
Lot #6 Soectre x Delta x Supersire 2802 1014 42,000    De Novo Genetics
  Average (5x) 2854 1004 121,900  
JERSEY (15 sold)        
Lot #22 Disco x Hilario x Action 224 781 80,000    Progenesis (Semex)
Lot # 31 Jodeci x Chili x Apparition 214 722 50,000    Progenesis (Semex)
Lot #24 Vandrell x Mackenzie x Dale 215 760 44,000    Genex (CRI)
Lot #27 Pele x Hulk x Action 213 715 44,000    ABS Global
Lot #32 Vestige x Chili xApparition 211 719 35,000    ST Genetics
  Average (5x) 215 739 50,600  

Five Take-Home Messages

Here is how The Bullvine sees the sale results:

  1. AI organizations see the need to have elite females in their programs for producing bulls, selling embryos and for producing females that will themselves become bull dams;
  2. AI organizations are prepared to pay high prices in order to get the top females;
  3. Breeders with elite females can ask high prices for animals in the top 0.5% of the breed;
  4. Innovative breeders joining forces can bring attention and returns to their breeding programs;
  5. Genomic indexes are the first step to identifying elite animals. The second step is a sound and healthy animal.

The Bullvine Bottom Line

The dairy cattle breeding industry has adopted social media as the communication and commerce vehicle of choice. Bovines-on-the-Goal-Line helped to move the marketing of top dairy cattle forward by providing a successful way for breeders to sell their very best animals in the future.




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Gold Chip x Ernest-Anthony Aphrodite Ex-95 sells for $16,000AUD at Legends of Leader “The Final Chapter” Sale

Lot 26 Gold Chip x Ernest-Anthony Aphrodite Ex-95 sells for $16,000AUD

The Legends of Leader “The Final Chapter” Sale averaged $3330.00AUD top seller was Lot 26 Gold Chip x Ernest-Anthony Aphrodite Ex-95 sells for $16,000AUD VG86 with a VG87 udder. PTIC to Maverick Crush Sexed due 28 January 2018.  2nd highest seller was Lot 1 Leader Shottle Sadie $9000 now a VG89, PTIC to Siemers Toys Hero due 12th May 2018.  Rounding out the top sellers was Lot 32 Leader Sanchez Cretonne-ET VG89 $5250 1st 3yrs in milk, 1st Best Udder & Champion Cow Toowoomba Royal 2016. The Legends Leader Holsteins averaged was $3330 AUD on 90 lots.

Bovines on the Goal Line Rocks the Big House to a $37,265 average

The University of Michigan Stadium also known as “The Big House” had it’s very first cattle sale September 12th with the Bovines on the Goal Line hosted by Ri-Val-Re Genetics, LLC, Faria Brothers Dairy and managed by the Cattle Exchange. The average on 30 Holstein lots was $37,265 and on 15 Jersey lots the average was $33,367 with a total gross of $1,636,050.   Over $729,000 worth of cattle were sold online. 
Topping the sale at $230,000 was Genosource Whiskey 40115-ET was it a Top 20 GTPI heifer in the world.  She was the 2nd highest GTPI ever sold in public auction & the 1st over 2900GTPI & 1000+NM.
The 2nd seller at $175,000 was Faria Achv Barcelona-ET.  She is the 1st Achiever to ever sell at public auction. She has a GTPI of 2858 and is A2A2 & haplotype & recessive free.
Rounding out the top sellers was Ri-Val-Re Nacho Frazzled at $120,000. She has a rare combo of +182CFP & 2.69SCS.
Cowbuyer provided online bidding and you can see the online catalog HERE. 


EX Sanchez tops Wyndford herd sale

Wyndford Sanchez Erle 10 EX-93

The well known for its deep and type-rich pedigrees Wyndord dispersal sold earlier this month. Jongsteins Holsteins in the Netherlands paid £18,000 for Wyndford Sanchez Erle 10 EX-93, bred out of an EX-94 Damion and before that 3 generations EX-95. The second highest (£13,000) became an Atwood-Stanleycup from the family of Shanael Gelpro Melody EX-95.


Springbend Windhammer Slash tops Stranshome Selling the Show String Online Auction

Stranshome Selling the Show String Online Auction hosted by Holstein Plaza closed today averaging $13,500 on 12 lots and selling to six states and two different provinces.


Topping the sale at $33,000 was Lot 4- Springbend Windhammer Slash a four-year-old and the Reserve Grand Champion of the Minnesota State Holstein Show 2017. Slash sold to Springbend Farms Ltd, British Columbia.
At $30,000 and the second high seller was Corlane Seaver Misty. Misty is a Senior Two-Year-Old and sold to the Misty Syndicate.
Rounding off the top three sellers was Sunnyside Candy Heztry-Red, the EX-90 Senior Two-Year-Old and All-American Milking Fall Yearling from 2016. Candy sold for $26,000 to the Candy Syndicate.
Stranshome wishes to thank all the bidders and buyers!


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