Finnish National Show
The British judge John Gribbon judged the National Show in Finland and selected Gårdsby Stormatic Vilarosa EX-92 as his Grand Champion, with Bra Ko Shottle Sonya being Reserve Champion. Also in Finland, the Semex Day and Semex Sale took place, where Katja and Tatu Weman paid the top price of €6000 for Delaberge Goldwyn Leanne. (source: Holsteininternational.com)
Lebanon County Holstein Show
Friday, August 3, 2012
Judge – Donovan Hollingsworth, MD
158 head exhibited
Grand Champion – Cavanaleck Dundee Olivia (Dundee), 4 Year Old, Cavanaleck Farms., ON
Reserve Grand Champion – Cavanaleck Gibson Pretty (Gibson), Mature Cow, Cavanaleck Farms., ON
HM Grand Champion – Heather Holme Dundee Malibu (Dundee), Mature Cow, Glen & Curtis McNeil, ON
Premier Breeder – Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, ON
Runner up Premier Breeder – Hillmark Holsteins, ON
Premier Exhibitor – Cavanaleck Farms Ltd, ON
Runner up Premier Exhibitor – Hillmark Holsteins, ON
Island Heat Wave Sale Average $5823 on live and choices
Lot 9 .$46,000 – MS Lookout Pesce Neva-ET GTPI +2459 Super x De-Su 9842-ET x VG-88 De-Su 7051-ET x 5 VG or EX dams – Buyer: La Granja Ponderosa, Spain
Lot 2.$25,000 – Butz-Butler GLD Brittney-ET VG-85 2yr x EX 90 Brasilia x Barbie Buyer: Walkerbrae Holsteins, ON
Lot 102B. $24,000 Morsan Miss Congeniality VG (Manoman x Ex-95 “Missy” WDE & RWF Supreme 2011 Buyer: Lindenright Holsteins, NS
International Intrigue Averages $36,845 The fourth edition of the International Intriugue Sale took place on Saturday, August 4th at Butlerview Farm in Chebanse, Illinois. It was a hot summer day and the bidding was even hotter as 139 full lots averaged an astounding $36,845 on 139 lots with a total gross of $5,121,500. Cattle sold to 16 states and 5 provinces as an enthusiastic crowd overflowed the sale tent. (source: holsteinworld.com)
Topping the sale at $490,000 was Lot 3 – Cookview Goldwyn Monique, the EX-92 senior 3-year-old that won her class at the NY International Spring Show and was named Grand Champion at the Quebec Spring Show earlier this year. She’ll hold down a box stall at Butlerview as Jeff Butler and Joe & Amber Price signed the ticket for Monique.
Butlerview will also be the new home for Silvermaple Damion Camomile VG-89-CAN, the Damion daughter that was All-American and All-Canadian Junior 3-Year-Old in 2011. Consigned by Stanhope/Wedgwood and Ben & Suzanne Cuthbert, Camomile sold for $290,000.
The #1 GTPI & GLPI Sudan female – Mapel Wood Sudan Licorice – created lots of buzz at the sale and sold for $200,000 to Mark Butz of Iowa. Licorice carries a +2543 GTPI and a +3992 GLPI and is out of a Man-O-Man daughter of Comestar Goldwyn Lilac VG-89 who is making waves in the genomic world for the Lila Z family. Licorice was consigned by Mapel Wood Farms, Genervations and O’Connor Land & Cattle Co. of Ontario.Virginia Sale of Stars Averages $2,540
The Virgina Sale of Stars
The Virgina Sale of Stars was held on Friday afternoon August 3rd in Harrisonburg. Managed by Landis Marketing, Daniel Brandt and the Virginia Holstein Association, the sale averaged $2,540 on 99 full lots. (source: holsteinworld.com)
Topping the sale at $15,800 was Lot 3, Stump-Valley Smrk Shira-ET, +2417GTPI Shamrock from an EX Durham followed by a VG-86 Boss Iron. Consigned by Stump-Valley Holsteins of Myerstown, PA, she was purchased by Sexing Technology, TX.
The second highest seller at $9300 was lot 11, Ernest-Anthony Amaya-Red-ET. Amaya is sired by Jotan and due in October to Attitude-Red. Her dam is an EX September Storm followed by All-American EX-94 Lee Alice. The next dam is the renowned EX-94 Chief Adeen.
Lot 5, the only choice in the sale was the 3rd highest seller at $8800. Dr Patrick Comyn bid last on a choice of Massey or Latimer calves from Brandt-View Planet Posey-ET VG-86 EX-MS +2208 GTPI. Posey has several brothers in A.I. and is from VG-86 Shottle Fern.
Plushanski Farms Complete Dispersal Report
Plushanski Farms Complete Dispersal held on July 25th was a tremendous success with 530 head selling for an average of $1,313 on 501 full lots (4 months of age & older). The tent was packed with neighbors and breeders from across the great state of Pennsylvania & surrounding states. 400 head were sold individually with short bred heifers down to hutch calves offered in groups of 5 to 15 head. (source: holsteinworld.com)
The sale topper, lot 1590, sold for $4,000.00 to James Younker of Fleetwood, PA. Sired by Manager & classified VG-88 @ 3yrs, she sold due 12/16 to Plushanski Hayden Farhay. This 6th Generation VG or EX cow’s 8th dam was “Chief Faith”. Her daughter by Man-O-Man, lot 1896, sold for $2,800.00, also purchased by James Younker.
Plushanski’s built a new freestall ten years ago and the state of the art facility with a capacity for 500 cows along with 320 acres of land will be offered at public auction on Monday, September 25th at 12 Noon. The better young cows in the sale sold for $1,700. to 2,400.00 and a number of close bred heifers were selling from $1,600.00 to $2,000.00.
High Hill Farms Complete Dispersal held on July 31st
The High Hill Farms Complete Dispersal was finally held on July 31st on a beautiful day in Sharon Springs, NY. The sale was originally scheduled for June 21st but had to be postponed for herd health reasons. The final average on the day stood at $1,592 on 114 head. (source: holsteinworld.com)
Topping the sale for $7,100.00 was lot 13, a VG-87 Red Advent selling fresh in may and backed by 8 EX dams from the world famous “Roxie’s”! The buyers were Robert Sloss III & George Morgan of Walton, NY!
Sloss & Morgan also took home lot 16, a VG-87 Jasper with a tremendous udder, again from the “Roxie” family! Walter Brooks of PA, took home lot 14, a GP-83 Red Advantage-Red dtr fresh in May from the “Roxie’s” for $4,500.00.