One of the feature events during the Holstein Canada National Convention in Ontario, The Taste of Ontario National Convention Sale realized an average of $4898 (unofficial) on 86 head. The sale was managed by Jeff Stephens of Stephens Genetics and Doug Cranston and James Cranston of Cranholme Holsteins was held before a big crowd at Cranston Farms, Ancaster, Ont., on the evening of April 5th. ,
Demanding the top price of $33,000 was Milksource Brady Lyla, a stylish 2-year-old “Brady” daughter fresh since late February who was purchased by Mike and Julie Duckett, Rudolph, Wis. Consigned by Colin and Karen Leach, Lindsay, Ont., and backed by seven generations of Very Good or Excellent dams, she had been first intermediate yearling and reserve junior champion at last year’s Durham County Show. Lyla is from a Very Good-87-USA “Sid” dam with 15,286 kg milk, 476 kg fat, 450 kg protein. Her grandam is Brainwave Goldwyn Lauramie (Ex-92-USA), the “Goldwyn” who was Reserve All-Canadian junior 2-year-old in 2009.
Joining Lyla at Mike and Julie Duckett’s farm was the second high seller, Legend-Maker Defiant Gypsy (VG-86-2y), a 2-year-old Red & White “Defiant” daughter from the Stelbro Renita Ranger-Red (Ex-94-3E-USA-8*) family, who sold for $15,500. Gypsy, who is due again in August to Mr Salvatore and was projected to 257-265-252% BCA, had been consigned by Legend-Maker Holsteins, Mt. Hope, Ont. An eighth generation Very Good or Excellent, she is from an Excellent-91-2E, 3-Star “Shaquille” dam with 14,760 kg milk, 3.5% fat, 3.1% protein (282-270-281).
Rounding out the top sellers was Beckerville Dempsey Believe (VG-85-2y), a 2-year-old “Dempsey” who completes seven generations of Very Good or Excellent in the Rainyridge Tony Beauty (Ex-5E-9*) family, sold for $13,000 to John Stefkovic, Dugald, Man., from consignors Terrylea Holsteins and Trevor J. Willows of St. Pauls, Ont. This young cow has first lactation credits of 12,220 kg milk, 3.8% fat, 3.0% protein (308-312-290) and is due in June to “Doorman”. She is from an Excellent-92, 1-Star “Sanchez” daughter of Rainyridge Talent Barbara (Ex-95-USA-11*), the “Talent” who was All-Canadian and All-American 5-year-old in 2010.
Top Lots over $5000
$33,000- Lot 81 Milksource Brady Lyla (Fresh Brady from Brainwave Goldwyn Lauramie Family) Buyer: Duckett Holsteins, WI
$15,500- Lot 85 – Defiant Jr. 3yr Due back in August to Salvatore….Dam is EX91-2E Shaquille from Renita Ranger’s Buyer: Duckett Holsteins, WI
$13,000-Lot 86 – Dempsey Jr. 3yr Due back June 1 to Doorman…Dams EX92 Sanchez x EX95 Rainyridge Talent Barbara Buyer: John Stecklovic, MB
$6700-Lot 62- Mar 2016 Brewmaster-#2 Type Brewmaster in Canada (Dec 16) x VG87 Epic plus 5 more VG or EX from Showers
$6500- Lot 29 – Goldwyn Sept Calf EX91 Dundee x EX93 Kingsway Leduc Gabriel
$6500-Lot 92 –Ms Apples Uno Aspire VG-88 (Numero Uno x KHW Regiment Apple Red EX-6 3E DOM 16*)
$6200- Lot 101- Oct 2016 Dempsey x Calbrett McCutchen Lila VG-88 x Goldwyn Layla EX-96 8*
$6200-Lot 35- Goldchip Sept 2016 calf from Trent Valley Goldchip Abra VG-87 back to Allie
$6100-Lot 49: June ’16 Alonzo x Vg85-2yr Aftershock x EX91 Sid x EX95-3E Fraeland Goldwyn Bonnie
$ 5900- Lot 28- Pierstein Goldwyn Gady (Sept 2016 Goldwyn from Pierstein Dundee Gabriela EX-91 9* then 4 more VG or EX)
$5600-Lot 41- Sept 2016 Solomon x Ronbeth Snow Dandy GP then 6 gen VG or EX
$5500 Lot 69-
$5300-Lot 64-Gracehaven RL Uno Awesome Mar 2016 -2nd 4-H jr Calf Brant Wentworth 2016-Uno x Rayon Dor Aftershock Allysa Vg-85 then Goldwyn Allie EX-95 2E 1*
$5200-Lot 51- Jun 2016 Lumineer Rosabel x Kentville Atti Ratatouille VG-87 plus 6 more VG or EX Dams
$5200- Lot 50
$5100-Lot 82: Lotus Sr. 2yr from the heart of the Fradon Jodie family