Leveraging the secret that made the International Intrigue such a success (read – International Intrigue – The Secret Is Exposed!), the Gillette Visions 2012 Sales had the magic combination of great people and great cattle, propelling it to the outstanding average of $11,900.
Leading the way was the much talked about RALMA-RH MANOMAN BANJO (Lot 18 – Consigned by Lookout & Pesce), who was noted in our pre-sale preview Gillette Visions 2012: Lots to watch for. This now VG-88-2YR Man-O-Man from RALMA GOLDWYN CLARINET EX-90-4YR-USA impressed all and was purchased by Morsan Farms for $131,000. Her amazing udder, combined with outstanding pedigree propelled the demand. The team of GenerVations, Mapelwood and O’Connor Land & Cattle Company was the contending bidder. The price may seem high, however, there is plenty of money to be made on this outstanding Man-O-Man daughter, who should also soon be a GLPI list topper.
Commanding the second highest price of the day was MISTY SPRINGS MAN O MAN SATIN (Lot 38 Consigned by Sunnylodge & GenerVations) now VG-86-2YR. Selling for $48,000 to the team of O’Connor’s, GenerVations, and Mapelwood. Fresh since July, this beautifully uddered young cow seems to have the magic combination of great pedigree, great performance and able to be an LPI and TPI list topper. She was followed closely by her daughter SUNNYLODGE SUDAN SHELLY (Lot 40) who sold for $41,000. Shelly sold with many contracts and with the option of her or a choice of her full sister, Shelly is the #39 GLPI LPI heifer in Canada and is also the #8 GPA LPI Sudan daughter in the world.
As expected in pre-sale projections, GILLETTE S PLANET 2ND SNOOZE VG-86-2YR (Lot 1 Consigned by Gillette) didn’t disappoint. Generating a final bid of $43,000, 2nd Snooze will be sure to provide significant returns for her buyer as she has much of the work already done. She has a great photo, a high record VG86 classification and has proven that she can flush! Good buy!!
Showing early prowess in the ownership of high index cattle was legendary cattle photographer Patty Jones (Read – Patty Jones: Picture Perfect). In conjunction with index experts, Gillette, O’Connors and GenerVations, Patty sold a Mogul choice (Lot 6) due in October from SANDY-VALLY PLANET MELODY VG-87-2YR for $41,000.
Also selling as a choice was VELTHUIS LET IT SNOW pregnancies’ (Lot 7 Consigned by Gillette, Maryclerc, Cleroli, Bonacceuil and DPR) due in March from R-Z BAXTER CARAMEL VG-89-2YR-CAN for $40,000. From the heart of the Ralma Christmas Fudge Family (Read more 2012 Golden Dam) these pregnancies will have the potential to be 4th generation VG-89 2yrs. She already has PA LPI of +3122. Also commanding high prices were two Snowman daughters, CLEROLI SNOWMAN CARAMILK (Lot 8) and GILLETTE SNOWMAN CASSIDY (Lot 9) commanding $35,000 and $25,000 respectively (also some of our pre-sale lots to watch – Gillette Visions 2012: Lots to watch for)
Selling for $38,000 to Gillette wasa second choice of Mascalese pregnancies (Lot 21 Consigned by Morsan) from MS CHASSITY GOLDWYN CASH VG-87-2YR-CAN. The resulting calf will be a sister to popular genomic bull FARNEAR-TBR-BH CASHMONEY (also one of our picks for best genomic sires for longevity improvement – read The Top 12 Holstein Genomic Young Sires to Use For Maximum Genetic Gain).
Catching our eye from a while back was FARNEAR BROCADE P BUFFY (Read – Shooting for Planet Buffy) and her daughter by Windbrook caught the eye of many at the sale. CLEROLI MP WINDBROOK BLUFFY (Lot 20) sold for $31,000 and has a DGV LPI of +3365 which is 870 points higher than her parent average (2495). In this pedigree you go right back into the heart of one of the greatest breeding cows in the world today REGANCREST-PR BARBIE EX-92 GMD DOM (Read – 2012 Golden Dam Finalists). (also a pre-sale lots to watch – Gillette Visions 2012: Lots to watch for)
Also attracting considerable attention was PARKHURST SHAMROCK LEONA (Lot 37 consinged by Parkhurst) . The #60 GPA LPI heifer in Canada sold for $31,000 with over $29,000 in embryo contracts to Hazeleger and Donnandale. Combining great GTPI and GLPI numbers will have this heifer in high demand for many years to come.
The Bullvine Smart Buying
While our pre-sale lots to watch – Gillette Visions 2012: Lots to watch for did average almost triple the sale average ($30,670) there were some other great buys in the group as well. (Read Top Three Things To Consider when Investing In High Genomic Heifers And 6 Ways to Invest $50,000 in Dairy Cattle Genetics).
- GILLETTE EPIC JINGLE (Lot 29), and DONNANDALE EPIC JAYLO (Lot 61)sold for$ 26,500 and $20,000 respectively. These nice open ribbed heifers did not disappoint and will be ones to watch for in years to come. Jingle was purchased by Eastside & Lewisdale.
- LESPERRON BOULDER BREEZEL (Lot 22) sold for $10,000 and she can be looked for to provide significant return to her new owners.
- While not changing my opinion of Explode (Read – Eight Proven Holstein Sires To Watch For or To Watch Out For) MIDLEE EXPLODE VICTORIE (Lot 56) is a nice heifer and sold for $6,200.
- LOOKOUT-PESCE EPIC NEVIS (Lot 59) was a solid heifer and sold for $16,200.
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- Lot 1. $43,000 Gillette S Planet 2nd Snooze (VG-86, 2y) +2238 GTPI -Planet X Gillette Bolton 2nd Sleep VG-89) X VG-88 35* Blitz 2nd Wind
- Lot 2. $6,800 Gillette Lexor Snooki +2224 GTPI – Lexor X Snooze
- Lot 3. $9,500 Gillette Sudan Smooth +2224 GTPI – Sudan X Snooze
- Lot 4. $14,500 Morsan Miss Sunshine (VG-87, 2y)-Manoman x 2011 WDE Supreme Champion
- Lot 5. $3,400
- Lot 6. $41,000 1st Choice Mogul X Sandy-Valley Planet Melody (VG-87) +2260 GTPI X Hendel Bolton Music (EX-91)
- Lot 7. $40,000 1st Choice of 5 (sexed) Let It Snow’s x R-Z Baxter Carmel-ET (VG-89, 2y) GTPI +2084
- Lot 8. $35,000 Cleroli Snowman Caramilk GTPI +2238 -Snowman from Juror Faith Family
- Lot 9. $25,000 Gillette Snowman Cassidy GTPI +2143 – Snowman from Juror Faith Family
- Lot 10. $6,800 Maryclerc Sudan Caramine X VG-89 Baxter Carmel
- Lot 11. $6,300 Maryclerc Sudan Christina X VG-89 Baxter Caramel
- Lot 12. $4,800
- Lot 13. $7,000 Gillette Wildthing Character GTPI +2144 (#1 GTPI Wildthing daughter) X Caramel
- Lot 14. $10,000 Gillette Uno Caress +2483 GPA LPI X VG-89 Baxter Carmel
- Lot 15. $11,000 Gillette Lexor Call Me Maybe +2347 GPA LPI X VG-89 Baxter Carmel
- Lot 16. $9,500 Bonaccueil Santana Cirinne #3 GPA LPI Santana daughter X Baxter Carmel
- Lot 17. $5,200
- Lot 18. $131,000 Ralma-RH Manoman Banjo-ET (VG-88) – From Juror Faith Family Morsan -buyer
- Lot 19. $9,000 RockyMountain Talent Libby *RC – Talent full sister to RockyMoutain Taalent Licorice (EX-95) HHM Grand Champion WDE
- Lot 20. $31,000 Cleroli MP Windbrook Bluffy +3046 GPA LPI -Windbrook X Farnear Brocade P Buffy (VG-87) X 7 generations VG ot Ex from Barbie Family
- Lot 21. $38,000 2nd Choice Mascalese X Ms Chasity Goldwyn Cash-ET (VG-87) +2222 GTPI X 8 generations VG or EX Barbie Family
- Lot 22. $10,000 Lesperon Boulder Breezel (VG-86, 2y) +2340 GPA LPI # 7 GPA LPI Boulder X Barbie Family
- Lot 23. $6,500 Gen-I-Beq Brawler Free +2612 GPA LPI – Brawler X Comestar Goldwyn Lava (VG-87) X Lila Z
- Lot 24. $7,500 Oconnors Willrock Lovestruck # 3 GPA LPI Willrock daughter X V-86 Planet X Lila Z family
- Lot 25. $12,500 Mapel Wood Willrock In Love #3 GPA LPI Willrock daughter X VG-86 Planet
- Lot 27. $ 4,600
- Lot 28. $5,400
- Lot 29. $26,500 Gillette Epic Jingle +2317 GTPI – Epic X Gillette Shottle Jewell (VG-86) X 5 VG or EX dams
- Lot 30 $4,700
- Lot 31. $ 8,100 Gillett Lexor Jazz + 3018 GPA LPI X Lot 30
- Lot 32. $7,100 Gillette Sudan Joyce +2732 GPA LPI – Sudan X Gillette Goldwyn Jenny (VG-85), full sister to Gillette Jordan
- Lot 33. $3,400
- Lot 34. $3,800
- Lot 35. $4,100
- Lot 36. $6,400 Gillette Gold Jilliane – Goldwyn X Gillette Morty Jeriane (3E-95) HM All-Canadian Jr. 3-Yr-Old 2007
- Lot 37.$3,100
- Lot 38. $48,000 Misty Springs Man O Man Satin (VG-86, 2y) +3095 GPA LPI -Oman X Misty Springs Shottle Satin (VG-86) X 8 VG or EX dams
- Lot 39.$3,500
- Lot 40. $41,000 Sunnylodge Sudan Satin +2227 GTPI -Sudan X Satin
- Lot 41. $4,100
- Lot 42. $10,500 Misty Springs Epic Stacy +3111 GPA LPI – Epic X Misty Springs M O M Santana (GP-84, 2y) X 9 generations VG or EX from the Aero Flower Family
- Lot 43. $3,200
- Lot 44. $15,000 RockyMountain Snowman Siera +2963 GPA LPI (w/ AI & embryo contracts) Snowman x 11 generations VG or EX dams.
- Lot 47. $4,500
- Lot 48. $4,100
- Lot 50.$27,000 Gen-I-Beq Lavaman Plume +3350 GPA LPI – Lavaman X Beaucoise Planet Plane (VG-86) X 8 VG or EX dams.
- Lot 51. $17,000 1st Choice from 8 Supersire X Larcrest Chevvelle-ET + 2221 GTPI X 6 VG or EX dams
- Lot 52. $12,400 Calbret Manoman Loni (VG-86) – Manoman X Calbret Shottle Lela (VG-87) X Lila Z
- Lot 53. $8,000 Lesperon Snow Anisha +2896 GPA LPI (w/ AI contracts) -Snowman X Lesperon Shottle Anouka (VG-85, 2y) x 7 VG or EX dams
- Lot 54. $14,200Ste Odle Epic Model Lilas +2325 GTPI – Epic X Les091 Goldwyn Model Iris (VG-89, 3y) X 5 VG or Ex dams from Laurie Shiek Family
- Lot 55. $3,800
- Lot 56. $6,200 Midlee Explode Victoria +2305 GPA LPI -Explode X Appleridge Goldwyn Vick (VG-87) X 8 generations VG or EX from Gypsy Grand family
- Lot 57. $7,500 Brabantdale WTG Rocksong +2408 GPA LPI – Wildthing X VG-86 Mamoman X 5 VG or EX dams from Markwell Bstar E Raven family
- Lot 58. $8,500 Passion Decible (VG-86, 2y) Spearment X Regancrest -I Mac Destina (VG-85) X 6 generations VG or EX from Markwell Raven Family
- Lot 58A $2,200
- Lot 59. $16,200 Lookout-Pesce Epic Nevis-ET +2963 GPA LPI – Epic X De-Su 9842-ET X 8 VG or EX dams
- Lot 60. $8,500 Donnandale Sudan Jalepeno +3293 GPA LPI X Jakova
- Lot 61. $20,000 Donnandale Epic Jaylo +3536 GPA LPI – Epic X Benner Planet Jakova (GP-83, 2y) X 7 generations VG or EX dams
- Lot 62. $20,500 Benner Sudan Jalepeno +3086 GPA LPI – Sudan X Benner Man O Man Jerarda (VG-85) X 7 generations VG or Ex dams
- Lot 63. $3,200
- Lot 64. $17,500 Bonaccueil Goldwyn Rosalind (VG-89, 4y) – Goldwyn X Pariel Jasper Rosina (VG-86) All-Can Sr. Yearling 2007
- Lot 65. $3,900
- Lot 66. $5,000
- Lot 67. $8,200 Bonaccueil Monia Sid -Sid X Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn (EX-91) X (10 of 11) VG or EX dams
- Lot 68. $12,000 Maryclerc BCM Shamrock Erina +2713 GPA LPI – (w AI contracts) Shamrock X Golden-Oaks Baxter Erica-ET (VG-86, 3y)
- Lot 69. $22,000 Quality Windbrook Forgiven (AI contracts) – Windbrook X Quality Goldwyn Fisin (VG-89, 2y) X 3E-95 Gibson Finsco X 3E-96 Frantisco
- Lot 71. $8,500 Misty Springs Larson Belinda +2827 GPA LPI _ Larson X Misty Springs M O M Bacardi (VG-86) X 10 generation VG or EX from Gypsy Grand Family
- Lot 72. $7,400 Donnanview Sid Louise – Sid X Morsan Goldwyn Lilac (EX-94) X 6 generations of VG or EX from Blackrose family
- Lot 73. $4,500
- Lot 74. $ 5,000
- Lot 75. $4,000
- Lot 76. $3,100
- Lot 77. $6,000 Gillette Shottle Elixer (VG-86) -Shottle X Broker Elegance Family
- Lot 78. $8,000 Gillette Goldwyn Eyes ON Me – Goldwyn X Budjon-JK Electras Elexa-T (EX-90) X Broker Elegence Family
- Lot 79. $4,000
- Lot 80. $17,500 Gillette Goldwyn Sizzle (VG-89, 3y) -Goldwyn X Sunnylodge Rudolph Scariet (3E-92) X 7 generations VG or EX from Spottie Family
- Lot 81. $2,700
- Lot 82. $2,800
- Lot 83. $2,500
- Lot 84.$5,300
- Lot 85.$4,200
- Lot 87. $5,400
- Lot 88. $4,200
- Lot 89. $13,800 Gillette Shottle Liberty (VG-86) Shottle X Libertyraes Goldilocks-ET (VG-89) X 3E-95 Liberty Rae x 7 generations EX Lana Rae’s
- Lot 90. $8,200 Windbrook X Shottle Liberty
- Lot 91. $7,800 Gillette Planet Talya (VG-85, 2y) +2151 GTPI – Planet maternal sister to lot 92
- Lot 92. $11,200 Gillette M O M Tahiti (VG-85) +2522 GPA LPI – Manoman X VG-88 Shottle X 6 VG or EX dams
- Lot 93. $3,800
- Lot 94. $7,200 Gillette M O M Another Wedding +2706 GPA LPI Mamoman X Gillette Blitz 2nd Wedding (VG-87) X 7 generation VG or EX from Gypsey Grand Family
- Lot 95. $2,400
- Lot 97. $5,500
- Lot 98 $2,500
- Lot 99. $10,500 Gillette M O M Dream On (VG-85) +2407 GTPI Manoman X 2nd Wind Family
- Lot 100. $3,600
- Lot 101. $9,000 Gillette Epic Dreamy +2906 GPA LPI – Epic X Dream On
- Lot 102. $2,700
- Lot 103. $5,900
- Lot 104. $3,300
- Lot 105. $8,700 Gillette Lauthority 2nd Tag +1919 GPA LPI -Lauthority X Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind (VG-88)
- Lot 106. $4,000
- Lot 108. $6,100 Gillette Bolton 2nd World – Bolton X Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind (VG-88)
- Lot 109. $7,200 Gillette Bolton 2nd Relation -Bolton X Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind
- Lot 110. $ Marbi Uno Brenna +3186 GPA LPI Numero Uno X Marbri Baxter Breeze (VG-85) X 8 generations VG or Ex from valiant Fawn Family
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