- Expensive O-Style daughter
As expected, two high genomic animals fetched the top prices at the Regel Holstein Dispersal (average $2,612) in Iowa. Sale topper was O-Style Nicci (2331 gTPI). At $30,000, that heifer from the Mark Marion family went to De-Su Holsteins. The second-most expensive lot ($21,000) was Regel Facebook Barb (2390 gTPI), with her dam being a Jeeves from the Juror Faith family. (Source: Holstein International)
- Show-ring icon fetches top price
In the UK, an era came to an end with the dispersal of the Neatishall herd of Louis and Fran Baugh. A total of 122 animals sold at an average price of £2,709. The highest price (£6,000) was paid for well-known show cow Neatishall Talent Ricki EX-93, while a Decker daughter from the same family fetched the second-highest price (£4,800). An ALH Dancer daughter (£4,650) completed the top-3. (Source: Holstein International)
- ABA – Lantz Farm Guernsey Dispersal Averages $2,275
The Lantz Farm Guernsey Dispersal was held on Tuesday, June 5th in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. The Lantz herd has long been known for high producing, fancy animals and the pedigrees in the catalog represented some of the most well-known cow families in the breed. Breezy Point P Racer, EX-93, the world-record holder for milk with 46,000M 2,175F and 1,400P was represented with eight family members. At the conclusion of the sale, 65 females averaged $2,275. (Source: Holsteinworld.com)
- Topping the sale at $7,000 was the 2011 MN State Fair Reserve Grand Champion, Lance Advance Morgan. She is sired by Villa Crest Advance and from a dam with 26,000M and 1,100F. She finished her second lactation with 2-09 20,198M 4.5% 907F 3.6% 721P and will show as a 3rd calf 4-Year-Old after she freshens on Sept 1st. She is scored EX-90 92-MS. She was purchased by Myown Guernsey Farm of Chenoa, IL
- A third generation EX cow sired by Ripley Farms R Oak Royalty-ET was the second high seller at $5,900. Fresh in April and milking over 80 pounds, this deep, framey cow had a fancy udder. Her EX-90 dam made over 110,000M lifetime with top records over 22,000M. She was purchased by Up The Creek Farm of Lester Prairie, MN
- Wallacedale Jersey Stud Sets New Australian Record $5,886 Average For Female Lots
Well known Gippsland Jersey Breeders Cliff, Marieka, Luke and Melanie Wallace of Poowong North staged the outstanding Future Fortunes Sale on their well appointed farm. A huge crowd of interested Jersey Breeders from all states and overseas along with many local dairymen overflowed the sale shed. (source: cowsmo.com)
- Sale top of $16,500 was paid by Cobargo, NSW buyers C O’Meara and Family for Wallacedale Actions Belle 3, this young cow classified maximum VG 88 as a 2 year old cow and is backed by many generations of EX dams back to Duncan Belle. Next high of $16,000 was Wallacedale TBone Melanie 36 (ET), an outstanding daughter of the super brood cow Melanie P36 EX due August to Eclipes, she was selected by J & M Cockerill of Numurkah.
- Third high of $14,000 was Wallacedale Regions Marie (ET), an unjoined daughter of the Royal Show Winning Peris Marie EX 91, she went to the partnership of L Bennett of Macorna and A Launder of Tarwin. Also at $14,000 was the last lot in the sale Attaview Shy rumour a January 12 imported Canadian ET heifer from a VG Centurian daughter of Rapid Bay Whistler Rumour EX 95. She was purchased by the Bushlea herd of the Kuhne Family, Leongatha South.
- Alberta’s champions
At this year’s Alberta Dairy Congress nobody could go past Maroch Idem Champion. Owned by Morsan Farms, the 7-year-old Champion daughter claimed Grand Champion ahead of two Dundee daughters from the Skycrest Holsteins barn: Skycrest Nutmeg and Tolamika Fanta. Junior Champion became Skycrest Jasper Pork N Beans ahead of Continental Braxton Macy. (Source: Holstein International)