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Highest GTPI & NM$ heifer ever sell at public auction goes for $300,000 at the 2019 National Holstein Convention Sale

Managed by Great North Land and Cattle, The 2019 National Holstein Convention Sale took place on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 in Appleton, WI.  The sale consisted of two halves – with the first half billed as the Genomic Sale and the second half the live cattle sale.  The genomic section averaged $45,493 on 28 lots; and the live section averaged $5,475 on 52 live and choice lots.

Singing the National Anthem was a special guest performance by Chris Kroeze from Barron, Wisconsin and a participant on The Voice sponsored by the Barron County Holstein Breeders. His roots are deep in Barron as his father was an employee of Indian Head Holsteins owned by Bob and Karen Schauf, and Chris spent quite a bit of time at Indian Head himself.  Before he flew off to entertain our U.S. troops overseas, he blessed the sale crowd with not only the Anthem but sang God Bless the U.S.A. as the half time entertainment. 

The high selling genomic was Lot 1G at $300,000. She was Terra-Linda Tahiti 10343-ET, a March Tahiti daughter with a  +2944 GTPI and +1109NM. She was consigned by Terra Linda Dairy of California and purchased by Progenesis of Ontario. 

PETITCLERC DOORMAN SAPPHIRE-ET Grand Champion of the Junior Show – Midwest Spring National Holstein Show 2019 Grant Vosters, FREEDOM, WIS

Topping the 2nd part of the sale was Lot 10 Petitclerc Doorman Sapphire, 1st Junior 2-Year-Old at the 2019 Midwest Spring National Show brings $24,000.   Sapphire was Grand Champion Midwest Spring Nat’l Jr. Sh. ‘19 as well as  Res. All-American Spring Yearling 2018 and Jr. All-American Spring Yearling 2018. She was consigned by Grant Vosters, WI, and purchased by Siemers Holsteins.

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$60,000 Angel Tops Vente Blondin and Partners Sale

The dynamic team at ferme Blondin hosted the Blondin and Partners sale sold 110 head to an outstanding $6,750 average.  Held at their new freestall facility the action was jumping from the first lot that entered the ring.

Allstar LM Durbin Angel

Topping the sale at $60,000 was the 1st Senior Two Year Old and HM Intermediate Champion from the 2017 Quebec Spring Show, Allstar LM Durbin Angel, Lot 1.  Angel has 4 EX dams and comes from the Adeen, Alicia @ Alana family. Fresh again Angel has caught the eye of many tanbark enthusiasts and will be one to watch for in the 4yr old class on the trail this summer.


The 2nd highest seller of the day was Lot #2 Pierstein Windbrook Alacazam.  The 1st place four-year-old from the recent Quebec Spring Show, Alacazam has 3 EX dams also from the Adeen and Alacia families, with her dam being non-other than the 2013 Unanimous All-Canadian Five Year Old MS Goldwyn Alana. 

Rounding out the top sellers at $34,000 was Blondin Novo Alamana.  A Nov 16 Progenesis Novo ,Fresh since Dec alamana was the 3rd place Senior 2 year old at the Quebec Spring Show and was Bred May 10 to sexed Thunder Storm. With a GLPI of +3109 Alamana has 12 generations of VG or EX behind her going back to the Roycedale Sheik Adrienne cow family. 

Top selling heifer at $27,500 was Blondin Sidekick Charabia.  Purchased by Quality Holsteins, Agriber & Beckridge, Charabia was the 2nd senior calf at the Quebec Spring Show and has a Conf of +16 and GPTAT of +3.85.  Her 2nd dam is the Reserve Grand Champion from the 2011 World Dairy Expo, Silvermaple Damion Camomile.

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OCD Av Lioness-Red Tops The 8th Edition of the Spring Sensation Sale at $26,500

The 8th Edition of the Spring Sensation Sale 2019 has concluded was held on a beautiful spring Saturday, the bidding was active in person and online. On 81 lots the sale averaged $4046.   The sale was hosted by Jonathan & Alicia Lamb with Cattle Exchange managing. Topping the sale was Lot 1, OCD Av Lioness-Red, a big-time fall calf for 2019. She was purchased for $26,500 by Olivia Schulter, IL, with Mandy & Graisson Schmidt, Arizona Dairy LLC & Ekys Holsteins, CA, contending.

The 2nd highest seller at  $16,000 wasOCD Doorm Electra-ET – the fall calf for 2019! (Doorman x EX-93 Gold Chip x EX x 2E-95 Electra x EX-96 Elegance)

Rounding out the top sellers at $13,000 was OCD Defiant Lustrous-Red-ET a milking yearling prospect for 2019. Winning fall calf, Big E R&W Show ’18 (Defiant x EX-94 Limited x 9 more VG/EX dams)

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Stylish Avalanche from Raven Family Tops Western Spring National Heritage Sale for Pappy’s Farm

Held in conjunction with the Western Spring National Show, the 2019 Western Spring National Heritage Sale, the sale is the longest running state sale in the nation. 36 Holstein lots averaged $2,288 and 5 Jersey lots averaged $1,840 for an overall average on 41 lots of $2,232. The sale featured 21 consignments from herds around the West and 20 lots from Pappys Farms of Ogden, UT.

Top seller at $4,200 was Lot 9 – Pappys Avalanche Rosanna-ET, a stylish 9/18 Avalanche out of Pappys Redliner Rosa EX-90, then Markwell Durham Raven-ET EX-93 3E and back into the Markwell Bstar E Raven EX-95 3E family. A maternal sister to Rosanna, Pappys Doorman Rousey-ET was nominated All-American Fall Calf in 2016. She was consignor by Pappys Farms, UT and purchased by Steven Roberts, ID

The 2nd high seller at $3,900 was Pappys D-Back Alley-Red, a red 7/17  Diamondback heifer due in July to Ammo-P, which makes her a viable candidate for the new R&W Summer Junior 2-year-old class at the fall shows. Out of an EX-90 Destry, her 2nd dam is Tri-Day Ashlyn EX-96, the legendary All-American and All-Canadian. She was consigned by Pappys Farms, UT and purchased by T & L Cattle Ltd, BC

Rounding out the top sellers was Skykomish Tatoo Alice-ET, a fancy *RC 12/18 Tatoo calf at $3,700. Her VG-88 dam is an Archrival daughter of the one and only KHW Regiment Apple-Red EX-96 4E, the prolific, breed-changing red cow. Consigned by Michael & Jessica Oliver, WA and purchased by Sutton Russell, NM

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Skycrest Mincio Prickles Tops The Stars of Liddleholme Spring Opportunity Sale at $45,000

Grand Champion
2017 Ontario Summer Holstein Show

Skycrest Mincio Prickles EX-92 topped The Stars of Liddleholme Spring Opportunity Sale, held in Argyle NY for $45,000.  Purchased by Oakfield Corners, Prickles is known around the world and will be a contender in the 5yr classes in 19.  The sale averaged $4,018.00 on 113 lots.

Other highlights:

  • Parkvue Absolute Rap-RED-ET EX-92 $35,000
  • Liddleholme Luver-RED $13,500
  • Ms Avlch Redhot-2047-RED-ET $11,500

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Mactalla Loaded Minicooper Tops the Spring Revelation Sale at $12,700

As part of the Holstein Canada National Convention, Easteriver Holsteins hosted The Spring Revelation Sale that averaged $3400.  The top seller at $12,700 for Lot#54 Mactalla Loaded Minicooper VG-86-2yr Fresh Dec. 14, 2018 (7 gen VG or EX).

Other Notables:

Lot#9 – $10,000 Winterbay Gold Gina 648 Dec 2018 Calf (maternal Sister to Winterbay Due Guiness VG-88)

Lot#38- $9,600-Kouwenberg Day 2107 EX-90-4yr (3rd Gen EX) Fresh Nov. 12, 2018bred Mar. 8, 2019 X Sexed Rebel

Lot#1- $8,700 -Eastriver Armani Brava 284 VG-85 3yr, 1st Sr. 3 & H.M. Grand Champion P.E.I. Prov. Show 2018 Armani from the Barbie Family | Bred Aug. 4, 2018 Due May 13, 2019 to Impression (Female)

Lot# 2 -$8,300 -Eastriver LP Brava 130 *POF*RDC*BLF*DPF EX-90-4yr Fresh Mar. 2, 2019 (Polled Ladd P from Barbies)

Lot# 13- $6,900 – Eastriver Goldwyn Lucy 357 VG 85-2yr (Goldwyn from Lheros Jenn Family) Bred Sept. 13, 2018 Due Jun. 22, 2019 To Impression (Female)

Lot#74 – $6,700 Pineland Hallelujah VG-86-2yr (Deciever from Kissamee Dundee Haley EX-94 4E family) Fresh Feb. 27, 2019

Lot#112- $6,300 Idee Tonka Time Mar 2016 fresh Feb. 10, 2019

Lot#98 – $6,100-Sandyrae Beemer Blakely 2017 fresh Feb. 16, 2019 Test 41 Kg Scc 16

Lot#49- $6,100 – Lonelymaple Monterey Desiree VG-85-2yr Bred Aug. 27, 2018 Due Jun. 5, 2019 To Impression (Female)

Lot#95 $5,900- Jurica Channel Ladygaga VG-85-2yr Fresh Feb. 18, 2019

Lot#57- $5,900- Straitside Simply Impress VG-87-3yr Fresh Mar. 6, 2019

Lot#70 – $5,800  Straitside Wickham Bazinga Fresh Feb. 4, 2019

Lot#40-$5,800-Eastriver Whammr Lightyear 412 VG-85-2yr-Canfresh Dec. 11, 2018

Lot#80-$5,700- Geg Jacoby Poppy Bred Dec. 7, 2018 Due Sept. 15, 2019 To Impression

Lot#109- $5,600-Craggan Pressure Cora Oct 2018 Heifer

Lot#12 – $5,300- Eastriver Goldwyn Gala 390 VG-86-2yr Bred Aug. 4, 2018 Due May 13, 2019 To Impression (Female)

Lot#46- $5,200- Craggan Cinderdoor Maegan VG-85-2yr Bred Aug. 27, 2018 Due Jun. 5, 2019 To Impression

Lot#10-$5,200-Eastriver Goldwyn Ruth 121 Ex-90-5yr Fresh Jan. 12, 2019

Lot#3- $5,100- Eastriver Kd Brava 649

Lot#77- $5,000- Bellemeade Mccutchen Jenni Fresh Apr. 6, 2019

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Very successful European Masters Sale 2019

It has been great days in Libramont, on the 12th and 13th of April one of the most beautiful events in Europe has taken place. Many visitors from all around the World shared their enthusiasm for the Holstein breed during the European Holstein Show.

The 1st European Masters Sale took place on the Friday-night and has been a huge success! Almost 2000 people were present at the sale, which resulted in an incredible atmosphere and a great trade. 63 from the 65 lots were sold, the live lots & 1st choices averaged € 9.297 / lot to buyers from no less than 15 different countries! Even buyers from North-America and Australia invested in the best European Genetics in the European Masters Sale.

Topseller this edition was a 1st Choice female from 3 pregnancies from the World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion ’17: Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn, she sold for an amount of € 51.000 to Mr. Azzapardi from Malta.

The 2nd highest seller this sale purchased by Sunview Holsteins from Canada for a real European Star: Lot 12 in the sale, Mattenhof High Octane Graziana for € 50.000! This beautiful heifer is a direct daughter of the former European Champion Galys-Vray EX-94-CH.

Rijnhof Holsteins & Diamond Genetics purchased together one of the most interesting genomic heifers from Europe: Peaßens Jezebel for € 44.000. Jezebel is in the top of the breed in multiple different systems with GTPI +2818, RZG 163 and >400 NVI! Jezebel is a daughter of Redrock going back on Meier-Meadows El Jezebel, the dam of the legendary bull Oman!

Great show cows were traded in the European Masters Sale as well. Additional lot in the sale was M.E. Dal Long P Dandy P which sold for € 19.000 to Joe Schweigen from Luxemburg which won the class with her the next day in the European Show and on top of that she won the Intermediate Championship B&W!!! Lot 5 in the sale sold for € 15.000 to Ferme Morel, AGH Lola became 2nd at the European Show in her class.

Number of live lots:
Number of live lots sold: 51
Average prive live lots & choice: € 9.297
Number of embryo lots: 12
Average price / embryo: € 910

Sale organization: Eurogenes, European Livestock Service & Roccafarm Livestock

Top 20  European Masters Sale 2019


Luck-E Olympian Action tops the Best of Luck-E Holstein 2019 sale at $32,000

The Engel family from Luck-E Holstein in Il, hosted The Best of Luck-E 2019 Sale that averaged of $4780. Topping the sale was Lot 60, Luck-E Olympian Action EX-92 3Y for $32,000. She sold fresh just 3 days, and was 5th Junior 3yr Old, WDE ’18 and from the 2E-94 GMD DOM Starbuck Ashley family.

Other Highlights include:

  • Lot 1 … $30,000 … Luck-E Awesome Jacuzzi-Red VG-88 2Y (Pot 11 gen EX, Polled, 3.22T) x EX-93 Ladd Jubilee x 2E-94 Mr Burns
  • Lot 78 … $22,000 … Luck-E Awesome Audio EX-91 2Y (Due 6/19 to Addison-Red) x Goldwyn Aaliyah 2E-94 x 3E-94 x 2E-90 x 3E-93 x 2E-94à
  • Lot 65 … $22,000 … Luck-E Awesome Adventure *RC VG-89 3Y (Due in May to Doc) x Braxton Aruba EX-94 x 2E-92 Talent x 2E-90 Blitz x EX-90 Skychief Arizona 2E-94 GMD DOM Starbuck Ashley
  • Lot 2 … $20,500 … Luck-E Awesome Joy-Red (Fresh March 8, #1 Type Red Polled Heifer, #1 UDC Red Polled), x EX-93 Ladd Jubilee x 2E-94 Mr Burns
  • Lot 27 … $19,750 … Luck-E Crush Adrenaline x Advent Asia
  • Lot 4 … $19,000 … Luck-E Avalanche Azoom *RC (+3.62T, Due in June to Undenied) x Advent Asia 2E-94 x Blitz Australia VG-87 x Skychief Arizona EX-90à
  • Lot 8 … $13,500 … Luck-E Diamond Allure *RC VG-87 2Y – full brother to Awesome-Red

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Ferme Jacobs makes 2950 mile trip to BC and finds success with their tag sale

When Ferme Jacobs announced that they would be making the 4750 kilometres (2950 mile) trip to attend the BC Spring Show most thought they must be crazy.  Yes, the show has the greatest prize money of any show in the worldm, but even that would most likely not cover the expenses to make such a journey.  But they had a plan and a great crew and the trip paid off.  Not only did they come home with the Grand Champion of the Holstein show, and the $20,000 prize that comes with that.  But they also held a very successful tag sale where ten head sold on the first day averaged $10,250 and the remaining ten head were then consigned to the Westcoast Classic Sale on Thursday, March 21st.

Of the 20 head offered in the Tag Sale catalogue, 10 sold on the opening day of the sale, including the high sellers:

  • Lot 1 – $20,000 – Jacobs Doorman Better, a 9/17 Doorman fall yearling due to Lautrust in July – in time for the Milking Yearling class for the fall shows. Out of an EX-91 Goldwyn (full sister to Jacobs Goldwyn Britany EX-96 2E 11*), Better is backed by six more VG & EX dams.
    Buyer: Mike & Julie Duckett, WI
  • Lot 16 – $20,000 – Jacobs Gold Chip Abbie VG-87, a 4-year-old Gold Chip daughter fresh November, 2018 out of an EX-91 2* Dundee, then an EX-2E Leo. Buyer: Mike & Julie Duckett, WI
  • Lot 17 – $18,000 – Jacobs Brady Alira VG-88, a 4-year-old Brady out of a VG-86 Jordan dam back to EX-92 2E 9* Jacobs Spirit Valsie. A sharp purchase as Alira won the 4-year-old class as well as claiming HM Grand Champion honours at the show the next day! Buyer: Stanhope-Wedgwood, BC
  • Lot 18 – $15,000 – Jacobs Kingboy Bonny VG-85, a Kingboy senior 2-year-old fresh in December out of a VG-87 Alexander dam, then seven more VG & EX dams – same cow family as Goldwyn Britany! Buyer: Westcoast Holsteins, BC


#1 GJPI Dancer daughter sells for $75,000 to Select Sires at Franchise Kind III

Topping the sale at $75,000 was Lot 1G, Roc-Bot Dance Off 10636 (GJPI +199 GJUI +18.3 +1.7T) from EX-90 Mackenzie x VG-84 David. She was consigned by Rock Bottom Dairy, IA, and purchased by Select Sires.  The sale was managed by the Franchise Kind while Norm Nabholz read pedigrees and Chris Hill took care of the auctioneering duties.  The sale averaged $7,407 including embryos. The sale was held March 23 at the Eldorado Scioto Downs Casino in Columbus, OH.

The highest selling Type lot was South Mountain Andreas Rascal-ET (9/18 Andreas x South Mountain Voltage Radiant EX-91, All American & ABA All-American Junior 3yr Old) x Marynole Excite Rosey (EX-94) for $28,000. She was consigned by Kueffner & Packard and purchased by Rivendale, PA.

Other Highlights Include:

  • $45,000…Lot 2G…Pine-Tree Chrome Bulgaria 1910-ET +203 GJPI (the #1 GJPI Chrome), +26.8 GJUI, +1.6DPR, a Chrome from a VG83 Method
  • $26,200…Lot 64…Big Guns Andreas Virtue-ET, undefeated as a heifer, the 2018 National Junior Champion, 2x Unanimous ABA All-American, due in June to Applejack, she is an Andreas   out of Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla EX95 2016 AJCA & ABA All-American
  • $25,000…Lot 66…Sugar Brook Bartender Bridgett, an Avonlea CF Bartender Junior 2 Year old, fresh in March, from a VG84 Prescott
  • $21,000…Lot 51…Glamourview Premier Spade, 2018 AJCA All-American Winter Calf & Reserve National Junior Champion, a Premier out of Stoney Point Tequila Sunrise EX90, 2013 ABA & AJCA All-American Spring Yearling & National Junior Champion
  • $20,300…Lot 3…First Choice of five Gentry females due in September out of MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad-ET EX93, 2018 WDE Grand Champion
  • $20,200…Lot 1…First Choice Female of four due in March 2019, Gentry calves out of Musqie Iatola Martha EX97 2016 WDE Supreme Champion, 3x Royal Winter Fair Supreme Champion
  • $19,800…Lot 33…Pfaffsway Colton Gracefullness, a June 2018 Colton from 2016 ABA All-American Spring Yearling Pfaffsway Imp Gracious Choice-ET EX90, second dam Pfaffs Prairie Tequila Gracious 2014 AJCA All-American Sr 2 Year Old
  • $17,500…Lot 3G…JX MFW Stoney Sparkler {4} #1 Stoney for GJPI at +208, #24 overall; +1.1DPR, a Stoney from a World Cup
  • $13,200…Lot 11…Big Guns Tequila Bianca-ET, a September 2018 Tequila x EX93 Remake x EX95-4E Ashanda Dean Bambi
  • $12,700 Lot 5G…South Mountain Chrome Caroline-ET, +151GJPI Chrome from a Torpedo sister to Casino, next dam Chilli Premier Cinema EX93 2015 ABA All-American
  • $12,500…Lot 70…Julie-Ann Tequila Asia VG89, 2018 ABA All-American Milking Yearling, due in July to Rockstar, a Tequila from a VG87 Reagan
  • $12,200…Lot 68…Stoney Point Andreas Becca VG89, AJCA All-American, Reserve ABA All-American Milking Yearling, due in August to sexed Casino, she is a Tequila x EX94 Stoney Point Verb Blush EX94


Milktime from Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi family Tops Westcoast Classic Sale at $200,000

It was a bright and sunny day in Chilliwack, BC with a large crowd coming out for this year’s edition of the Westcoast Classic, held on March 21st.  Topping the sale was Lot 12 Siemers Milk Bombi who sold for $200,000.  Consigned by Siemers Holsteins, Milk Bombi has elite genomic tests of 30485-ET +2932 GTPI +3504 GLPI +998NM$, she is a Milktime daughter that goes back to Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi EX-94 2E 25*

Other notables:

  • Lot 1 – $41,000 – Dicklands Absolutely Unstopabl – 9/18 Unstopabull that is the #1 Conformation female in the world at +21 Conf and the #1 R&W PTAT Female in the world from the Apples. Consigned by: T&L Cattle Ltd. and  J. Dick & Family, BC Buyer: Ferme Blondin, QC
  • Lot 79 – $18,000 – Elmbridge Doorman Rolex VG-87-2YR – a Doorman daughter fresh again in January from five VG-CAN dams. Consigned by: Nicole Parkinson & Peter Tuytel, Jr., BC Buyer: Westcoast Holsteins, BC
  • Lot 77 – $14,000 – Daridelite Mogul Darby VG-87-2YR – a Mogul junior 2-year-old out of a VG-86-CAN Goldwyn dam, then three more VG & EX dams. Consigned by: T & L Cattle Ltd. Buyer: Westcoast Holsteins, BC


Sunny-Plains Dempsey Laurel tops the Borderview 2nd Edition Sale at $40,000

Sunny-Plains Dempsey Laurel EX-92 went for ($40,000) to Westcoast Holsteins topping the Borderview 2ndEdition Sale. At $32,500, the Farlinger family of Ontario purchased Walkerbrae Doorman Locket EX-95.  The sale drew a larger crowd, consisting of the complete herd dispersal of Tim and Sharyn Abbott on a cold and blustery day in Richford.  The sale completed with 167 lots being sold (Jerseys & Embryos included) and the sale finished off with an average of $3717,  with 6 other lots selling over $15,000 and over 40 head were purchased by buyers from Canada

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Hilrose Advent Anna-Red’s Fancy Fall Calf by Avalanche Tops The Quest for Success IV Sale

The high seller, lot R11, Hilrose Avalnch Addy-Red-ET

Hilrose Avalanche Addy-Red-ET a daughter of 2018 Wisconsin Cow of the Year, Hilrose Advent Anna-Red was the top seller at $20,000 to Milksource,  Grant Vosters and Legndholm and was consigned by Hilrose Dairy at The Quest for Success IV Sale. The sale was hosted by Bella-View and Ryan-Vu at the Great Northern Sale Arena,  86 Holstein lots averaged $4,040 with all 101 lots of Holsteins & Jerseys averaging $3,825. Buyers were from 12 states: AZ, CA, CT, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA & WI, as well as 3 Canadian provinces: Ontario, Alberta & British Columbia.

Other highlights include:

  • Lot 51B Choice of a CrowleyView Drmn Luxi or Bella-Ridge Beauty Queen, $15,000 purchased by Luxi Partners, Eden, WI
  • Lot 15 MS Abba Amazing 2319, $12,500 purchased by Oakfield Corners Dairy, Oakfield, NY
  • Lot R10 Scenic-Edge Jordan-Red, $11,500 purchased by Arizona Dairy, Mesa, AZ
  • Lot R6A Choice of 2 heifers from Siemers Destry Sunny-Red, $10,700 purchased by Arnie Jr., Ashley & Andy Gruenes, Richmond, MN
  • Lot A Choice of Siemers Awesome Great-Red, $10,000 purchased by Jorgensen, Ryan, Harbaugh & Vande Zande, Waupun, WI

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Resolve Daughter Tops The Fun in the Sun in the West Sale at $152,000

Front-Row Janine, a Resolve Daughter provided a top price of $152,000 at the Fun in the Sun in the West from the family of Gloryland-I Goldwyn Locket. Ruann Posch 85077, a Kennedy-Jedi from the offspring of Ruann Planet Posch, sold for $131,000. And Terra-Linda Solution 874, out of the Rudy Missys, for $75,000. ! Sale was held at Bovino Vineyards, Templeton, California, hosted by Dan & Joyce Souza and managed by the Cattle Exchange, the sale averaged $43,875 on 26 Holstein lots and $13,306 on 9 Jersey lots for a total of $1,103,750.

New European Record for a Holstein sale

SIMAGENA 2019 – vente aux enchères Paris Dairy Sale – Olga à 130 000 euros

A new European record has been registered on Tuesday, February the 26th, at Paris Dairy Sale, a Holstein sale organised by GENES DIFFUSION during Simagena exhibition. GAH OLGA DES GRILLES, born 07-30-2018 and consigned by Gaec Auguste and Gaec des Grilles, in Normandy, has reached the exceptional price of 130.000 €, becoming the
new highest price ever in Europe. She has very high genomic proofs : ISU 235 (France), RZG 172 (Germany), gPFT 4916. Olga is  Gymnast out of Mancelle Des Grilles, a Brodie-Balisto from the offspring of Peckenstein Luke Kirsten. The average in Paris: €7188.

GENES DIFFUSION is proud of having been involved in this transaction and wishes a successfull future with Olga to her new owners.

Jared daughter tops Holiday Harvest Sale at $125,000

BGP Jared Heart topped the Holiday Harvest Sale in Michigan (US) at $125,000.  This Jared daughter has a 2932 gTPI/1034 gNM and is out of BGP Modesty Havana (Missy family), and was sold to Peak Genetics. Heart’s full sister Havana sold for $27,500, as did her half-sister by Big Bubba.

AltaMontoya from Ammon-Peachey Shana Cow Family Tops PEAKing Tag Sale at $22,000

Grandam of top Seller OCD Supersire 9882

Pine-Tree 81208 (AltaMontoya-Profit) from the Ammon-Peachey Shana Cow family topped the PEAKing Tag Sale at $22,000. The second highest became Peak Maya ($20,000), a Burley-Delta out of Swampy-Hollow Hope VG-86 (Supersire).

‘Silent auction’ Tulip Sale yields on average more than 4000 euros

Cookiecutter SSire Have granddaughter RH-NS Have 3579 (Nightsky-Delta) sold for € 9900 at the Tulip Holstein Sale in the Netherlands, organized during the HHH Show.  For the first time it was a so-called ‘silent auction’ and the animals were not present in Zwolle. ‘I am happy with the final result’, says a satisfied Adolf Langhout, organizer of the auction. ‘The atmosphere was fine, there was good service. In addition, there is no quarantine period of three weeks, we could move animals immediately after the HHH weekend. ‘ 

Round out the top sellers were De Winkel Abigail 9577 RC (Casper-Jedi/€9000) who moves to Switzerland and LB Alice RC (Jordy-Doorman/€7000) will now cow Itlay home.

Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2019 Date Announced

David Pritchard, Joint Managing Director at H&H Harrison and Hetherington

Harrison & Hetherington have announced that the 2019 Borderway UK Dairy Expo will take place at the Borderway Exhibition Centre, Carlisle, on Saturday 9th March 2019.

Attracting world class dairy cattle from all over the UK, high profile international judges, as well as leading industry exhibitors and commentators, this National dairy showcase, now in its eighth year, is an established fixture in the dairy industry calendar. Recent years has seen this event grow to be a major dairy sector showcase, offering an annual focal point for all the latest developments in dairy farm management including genetics, animal health, equipment and technology.

It is evident, through the hundreds of head of cattle which are being showed, that Borderway Dairy Expo is a prominent shop window for British dairy genetics and highlights the quality of stock that the UK has to offer. The 2018 event saw the incredible Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody Ex97 6E, a seventh calver from Sterndale in Derbyshire, crowned the Champion of Champions, having been awarded this accolade in 2014 and 2017. Another worthy winner in 2018 was Reserve Champion, Kedar Rhapsody, an outstanding third calver Brown Swiss from Jonathan Lochhead’s Kedar herd in Dumfries, exhibited by his partner, Jessica Miller.

These animals are shining examples of the quality of animals available in the UK and exemplifies the commitment and dedication that UK dairy farmers have made in breeding investments over many years.

Commenting on next year’s event, Event Organiser and Operations Director at Harrison & Hetherington, David Pritchard said:

“The 2018 Dairy Expo saw record entries of dairy cattle, exhibitors and attendance, with over 7,000 visitors. It really has become a leading dairy event for progressive dairy farmers.

The event is a unique, and incredibly valuable, opportunity at the start of the year to speak to a wealth of specialists on all aspects of herd management for the year ahead. Rarely do dairy farmers get the chance to attend a specialist event, offering advice on a broad range of subjects related to the profitability of their business. This is now widely recognised, and I believe explains why this event goes continuously from strength to strength.

Plans are firmly underway for our eighth event in March 2019, and we are very much looking forward to announcing another fantastic line up of well-renowned judges and exhibitors, sponsored by Holstein UK, CIS, HSBC Bank, Carrs Billington, Farmers Guardian and Norbrook.”

Companies interested in attending can now download the trade stand application form online from the Harrison and Hetherington website. Early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

The John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognises the dairy cattle breeder or exhibitor judged to be a high achiever and excellent role model within the dairy industry, will also be presented. The award is in memory of the lifetime industry contribution made by Cumbrian dairy farmer and highly regarded breeder, John Dennison. Former recipients have included Mike Miller of Shanael Holsteins, John Gribbon, Sammy McCormick of the Hilltara Holsteins and Alister Laird of Blyth Bridge, Peebleshire. The award was presented to Jimmy Wilson from the Tregibby Herd in Cardigan in Wales, at the 2018 UK Diary Expo.

The livestock schedule and entry forms will soon be available to download online or by contacting the Harrison & Hetherington Event Office on 01228 406 230.


Source: Cumbria Crack

Benz daughter tops VOSt Select Sale at €15,000

DW Elysee RC

At the VOSt Select Sale, DW Elysee RC (159 gRZG), a Benz-Snow-Balisto out of Nova Shottle Evelyn, was sale topper (€15,000).  Held in Germany the sale average €4,114. The second-highest bid (€13,000) was made for Buiner K&L Kanya-Red (160 gRZG), a Pace daughter from the der Kanu family. A calved-out Diamondback great-granddaughter to O’Kalibra brought €11,400.

Planet Silk Decedent Tops the Top Sale of Swissgenetics

TGD-Holstein Samantha RC, a Casper-Modesty from the family of Planet Silk, was the highest Holstein at the Top Sale of Swissgenetics at CHF14,000 (€13,225). Quality Ipanema, a Diamondback-Goldwyn out of Rubens Irene EX-95 sold for CHF10,500. Drogens Loutre, a Chief-Fitz out of Bel Goldwyn Golriana, CHF9600.

100,000 Euros for world-class calf SHA Guave at Masterrind Exclusive Auction

Topping the Masterrind Exclusive Auction (Germany) at €100,000 was SHA Guave, who displayed unmatched figures of 171 gRZG, 2876 gTPI and 3569 gLPI. The Benz-Rubicon-Balisto heifer comes from the Gale family of WEH Holsteins.

When at the MASTERRIND EXCLUSIVE – DIE AUKTION, you will frequently hear people talking about “excellent dairy type”, “fantastic mothering abilities” and “world-class potential”. Exclusive Holstein cattle are sold at this event that is held by MASTERRIND GmbH from Verden. This year was the second year that the top-class livestock auction took place at the exhibition grounds “Emslandhallen” in Lingen.

The whole evening was a huge success! The atmosphere was inviting and yet full of excitement. Numerous spectators from all over Germany and neighboring European countries showed up at the auction ring and auctioneer Michael Hellwinkel once again didn’t fail to entertain the audience with his jokes and comments.

The “unchallenged queen of the night”, SHA Guave, entered the auction ring quite timidly at first. It goes without saying that many superlatives are used when talking about her. This light-colored, typey heifer calf is in the leading position amongst all elite cows in genomic cattle breeding worldwide. It was the first time that an animal with such exorbitantly high American and German breeding values was sold at an auction. The crowd was buzzing with enthusiasm and the ringmen couldn’t catch a break. First the 30,000 euro, then the 60.000 euro mark was crossed – it was hard to contain the excitement. Auctioneer Hellwinkel’s hammer finally fell at the incredible amount of 100,000 euros, with thunderous applause and drum rolls.

Mayday, who is also sired by Benz, accompanied SHA Guave in the “super league“ of the event. These two calves were able to demonstrate just how special this auction was. Every single animal at the auction was a temptation. Some had impressive success stories in the show ring, others impressed with their great dairy type, excellent pedigree or their outstanding breeding values – just like Mayday and Guave. Mayday had no problems whatsoever to convince the connoisseurs of the scene of her qualities. She is taking leading positions in all of the different breeding value estimation systems for cattle. It is any dairy farmers dream to add an animal like this to their herd. In the end, three breeders from Lower Saxony, Germany were able to purchase this outstanding heifer calf for 30,000 euros.

MS Cidre Kacidre, another animal with excellent genomic breeding values, easily crossed the 10,000 Euro mark at the auction and ended up being the third highest selling animal at the event. Cord Hormann, who was reading out her pedigree, could hardly stop praising her outstanding bloodlines and was thereby only further encouraging interested bidders. A breeder from the Netherlands recognized this calves potential and invested 14,000 euros in her. Coming in shortly behind her with a sales price of 10,000 euros were two calves of great type and high performance – Bingo and RS Pace Carmen. These two are definitely amongst the elite group of animals in genomic cattle breeding. As future bull dams they will be a great contribution to the world of cattle genetics.

An average sales price just short of 8,000 euros was achieved amongst all 42 heifer calves, heifers and first-calf heifers at the auction.

Juniper Sid Chardonnay Tops 2018 Sale of Stars at $95,000

Anticipation was high as new sales managers Barclay Phoenix and John Weaver took over the reins of the Sale of Stars. While many were nervous to see if PETA would show up and rain on the parade, things went off without a hitch as the sale worked to prove that there is still a market for high-end pedigree cattle.

Topping the sale at $95,000 was Juniper Sid Chardonnay VG-87, 1st Junior 2 Year Old WDE 2018, bred Sept ’18 to Beemer, 6 gens VG or EX to Belroux Storm Cristal EX-96 2e 3*.  She was purchased by Elmvue Holstein from NY.

In an international first, a European show cow was sold in a North America show.  Bons-Holsteins Koba 219 EX-91 NL (S: Lauthority), the 6th generation of VG or EX who is gearing up for the 2019 European Championship show, saw half interest sell for $46,000 to Westcoast Holsteins from BC.

Rounding out the top Holstein lots was Fraeland Swiss Avalanche-Red who sold for $26,500.  This Sept ’17, due June ’18 to sexed Jordy, is from 7 gens VG, and was named Reserve Jr Champion earlier in the day in the Red & White Show.

The top Jersey lot was Campbell TD Excitation Felicidad, the daughter of Expo Grand Champion MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad and sold for $25,000.

For complete sale results click here

Great-Granddaughter of O’Kalibra Tops the Swiss Mountain Sale

The Swiss Mountain Sale organized by Ruegruet and SBro in Switzerland had a terrific ambiance and top-level sales animals marked . Topping the sale at  CHF14,000 was SBro Awesome O’Kitty, a great-granddaughter to O’Kalibra, followed by SBro Doorman Esprit (CHF12,200) and Hellender Aftershock Galena (CHF11,200).

German Masters Sale 2018 breaks European record

The German Masters Sale 2018 goes in the books as a very successful edition and broke the European record on a European live sale ever, the package of the #1 & #2 RZG bulls sold for EUR 212.000 to Sexing Technologies, USA.

The sale was held this year for the first time in the brand-new facilities of the RUW in Fließem, the Auktionshalle in Fließem. Almost 1000 people attended the sale which created a great atmosphere throughout the complete sale. There were as well many viewers online who were also active bidders. The online bidders together with the bidders attending the sale created a never seen interaction.

A great clearance throughout the sale resulted in 131 out of the 134 live lots were sold for an average price of € 6.627, the 14 embryo combinations averaged almost € 688 / embryo! Lots sold to no less than 14 different countries!

Top-selling female this year was Lot 21. Mattenhof Unix Gaiana – she is the #1 PTAT & DGV-Conformation daughter of Unix in the World and comes from none other than the Swiss Expo, & European Grand Champion Galys-Vray EX-94-CH. Gaiana sold for € 30.000 to an international partnership.

The 2nd highest female of the day was a consignment of Islandpride- & Riverdane Holsteins from the UK, Lot 10. sold for EUR 25.000 – she is a GTPI +2854 / NM $ 970 Rubi Agronaut daughter from the Windsor-Manor Rud Zip EX-95-USA cow family.

The GERMAN MASTERS SALE is organized by Nosbisch Holsteins, Eurogenes & RUW.

131 live lots sold (out of 134) – average: € 6.627
14 embryo lots sold – average: € 688 / embryo
Lots sold to 14 different countries

Top 35. German Masters Sale 2018

The complete price list can be found through 


2930 gTPI Rolan512 from the Kamps-Hollow Altitude family sells for $205,000 at World Classic Sale

The World Classic Sale 2018 once again did not disappoint as the beautiful line up of animals and top cow families and genomics sold. The lineup offered something for all buyers, from heifers with huge genomic numbers over 2900 GTPI to daughters of the world’s greatest show cows classified up to EX-97.

The high seller was Lexvold Rolan Anne-ET at $205,000. The May 2018 calf was the highest GTPI heifer selling in the sale at +2930G. She is sired by Progenesis Modest Rolan512-ET out of an 82-point Delta backed by the Goldwyn Aiko family. She was consigned by Larry Lexvold of Minnesota and purchased by Westcoast Holsteins of British Columbia.

The second high seller was Lot 6, AOT Fabulous Mary-ET, consigned by AOT Genetics and David King of New York and purchased by Select Sires for $125,000. She is sired by Fabulous and out of Ms Ransom-Rail Rubi Mabel. This heifer is just three months old and sold in absentia. Her GTPI is +2900. 

The third high seller at $110,000 was Lot 18, G-DeRuyter SprSprg 51662-ET consigned by George DeRuyter of Washington and purchased by DeNova Genetics, Wisconsin. This OCD Superspring daughter has a GTPI of +2881. 

Fifty Holstein lots averaged $34,966 and grossed $1,748,300. Cattle headed to 11 states and three countries. The World Classic Sale was managed by Tom Morris Ltd.

For complete results click here

Racer from Larcrest Oside Champagne family tops The International Opportunity Sale at $31,366

The International Opportunity Sale 2018 was hosted by GenoSource and managed by GS Auctions and averaged of $31,366 and a gross of $1.2 million. Topping the sale was Lot 3, Melarry Medley 1116-ET (+2932G +1044NM +4.2DPR) – Dam is +2759G Jedi x GP-83 2Y +2478G Racer from Larcrest Oside Champagne family. She was consigned by Melarry Farms & Shawn Hollerman, MN, and purchased by Select Sires for $200,000.

The second highest seller of the day was Genosource Merlot 40814-ET (+2803G +1010NM 3.4%SCE A2A2)  selling for $120,000.  Her dam is GP-82 VG-MS 2Y +2513G Cabriolet x Peak Menna Ahead 850-ET (VG-89 EX-MS 2Y) from Seagull-Bay Manat Mirage-ET (EX-90 DOM) family.

Rounding out the top sellers was Lot 1:  T-Spruce Nighthawk 6785-ET (+2902G +952NM) who sold for $83,000.  She is the #1 GTPI & #1 NM Nighthawk of the breed! Dam is +2650G Yoder x VG-86 VG-MS Tango x 7 more VG/EX dams.

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Juniper-JLC Wish Tops South Beach Sale at $115,000

The Bovines in South Beach Sale, held in Miami (Florida) was hosted by The Cattle Exchange and featured 42 of the finest from Faria Brothers & Ri-Val-Re, along with 14 outstanding lots from guest consignors, Jaime Crawford & Juniper Farms, Reyncrest Farms, Pine Tree Dairy, Sandra Crawford, Joe Allen, Abe Light, Westcoast Holsteins, Twin Ridge Genetics, Pen-Col & Hembury Farms LLC, Terra-Linda Dairy, WinStar Genetics LLC, Rick Demmer, Genosource, and Tim Rauen.

Juniper Outside Wish EX-95

Topping the sale was an Achiever daughter Juniper-JLC Wish (2949 gTPI) sold for $115,000. Via descendants of Delta, Supersire, Supersonic and Goldwyn, she traces back to Juniper Outside Wish EX-95 (photo). Runner-up became Miss Rvr-Al Dynasty Martha ($102,000), a high-testing Mr Rubicon Dynasty daughter of Eastview Civitan (Yoder-Supersire). Ri-Val-Re Alice (Big Bubba-Supershot), the third highest, sold for $92,500.


Apple and Hailey Progeny Top Meier’s Holstein Sale in Switzerland

The Meier’s Holstein Sale last Saturday in Kyburg, CH was a very special experience. Not only the animals were in top condition, but also auctioneer Andreas Aebi was on top form when he presented the animals in Schwizerdytsch with Thomas Ender on stage. 65 catalog numbers sold, an average price of CHF 3,742.06 and a top seller sold for CHF 17,000. A direct daughter from Regiment Apple and a granddaughter to Goldwyn Hailey achieved the top prices. Roc Nohl R App, an Addiction from Apple, brought 17,000 CHF. A Solomon-Braxton from Hailey left the ring for 11,000 CHF. 

Other notables:

  • # 37 HAM Jordy APPLEBEE-Red  CHF 7,200.- 
  • # 11 Meier’s Bankroll TAMIRA CHF 6,200 .- 
  • # 26 K & L IC SINEA CHF 5,400.- 
  • # 1 Meier’s Kingboy FELLY CHF 5,200.- 
  • # 28 Anwil’s Jacot INJA-Red CHF 5,050.- 
  • # 56 HAM Solomon KATRYSHA CHF 5.000.- 
  • # 5 Meier’s Mccutchen FANNY CHF 4.800.- 
  • # 64 Meier’s Adagio CHIARA PP  CHF 4.750.-

Doorman From Kingsway Sanchez Anrangtang Sells For $87,000 at The Focus on Fall Sale

1st place Fall Yearling in Milk
2017 Eastern States National

Kingsway Doorman Andrea EX-91 a Doorman daughter of  Kingsway Sanchez Anrangtang EX-95 sold for $87,000 at the Focus on Fall Sale (Wisconsin). The sales was hosted and managed by Sherona-Hill (Michael Deaver) in partnership with The Cattle Exchange and Earnie Kueffner and Terri Packard. Andrea had been the 1st place Fall Yearling in Milk at the 2017 Eastern States National and is fresh and ready to go for 2018 for new owners Glamourview. The second highest lot ($20,000) became MS Barb Beauty Red EX-91 (< Action).


Lot 123 … $87,000 …. Kingsway Doorman Andrea-ET (EX-91) – Grand Champion, CT State Show ’18. Doorman x Kingsway Sanchez Arangatang (2E-95-CAN) x 4 more EX dams from Terrason Allie family!
Buyer: Glamourview, MD

Lot 1 … $20,000 … Ms Barb Act Beauty-Red-ET (EX-91) – Grand Champion, CA State R&W Show and Western Spring Nat’l R&W Show ’18. Action x MDF Talent Barb-2-ET (VG-87) x RF Outside Breeze-ET (2E-95).

Lot 50 … $14,000 … Butlerview Atw Ariel-ET (EX-90) – Nom. All-American Milking Yearling ’16. Atwood x All-American & All-Canadian Micheret Alexandra Sid (2E-94)

Lot 24 … $13,300 … Gold-Barbara Diamond Boo-ET – 10/17 Diamondback x Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET (2E-95 GMD )

Lot 23 … $8800 … Gold-Barbara Beloved-ET – 3/17 Defiant x Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET (2E-95 GMD )

Lot A … $8000 … 1st Choice Doorman x RuAnn Sidney Jean-85880-ET (EX-90) – 9 maternal sisters to choice scored VG as 2yr olds! Backed by 7 more VG/EX dams from Nunesdale Original Jeannie (4E-95) family!

Lot 12 … $7750 … Grai-Rose Dimepiece-Red-ET – #6 Type R&W Heifer of the Breed! 8/17 Jordy x Lake-Breeze Act Dee-Red-ET (EX-91) x Budjon-Vail Deidra-Red-ET (EX-94)

Lot 21 … $7700 … Gold-Barbara Bliss-ET – 8/17 Doorman x Butz-Butler Gold Barbara-ET (2E-95 GMD )

Lot 4 … $7700 … OCD Absolute 35796-Red (VG-88) – 2nd Sr 2, WI Championship R&W Show ’18. Absolute from 10 generations VG/EX from D-R-A August & Sellcrest T Roseann-Red (EX-93) family

Lot 91 … $7100 … Apple-Pts Arrie Awesome – 4/17 Sid x Ms Apple Arrie-ET (VG-89), Res. All-American Senior 2yr Old ’17 x EX-96 Apple

Lot 22 … $7000 … Gold-Barbara D Bettina-ET *RC – 3/17 Defiant x 2E-95 GMD Gold Barbara

Lot B … $7000 … 1st Choice Unstopabull x Miss Apple Aria-Red-ET (EX-94) – Aria was Reserve Grand Champion, CA State R&W Show & Western Spring Nat’l R&W Show 2018! Next dam is EX-96 Apple!

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Red’s Top Impressive Brasserie sale

The sale of the Brasserie which took place on August 17 in Plomelin was a great success, all the lots present were sold during the sale. The Sale average of €5416.Of particular note was that three of the top five sellers where Red and white including the top seller Garay LB Bim Red who sold for 14,200 euros to Switzerland. She is an Awesome-Red daughter of Willowhaven Goldwyn Bliss.

Top price: Garay LB Bim Red, sold for 14200 euros.

The 2nd highest seller was Genosource-LB Andorra-Red, a Jordy from the Apple family, who sold for €9600.  Also selling for that price was  Jeltje 1600 (Extra-AltaSpring). Awesome daughter Savage-Leigh Alexia-Red and Solomon daughter Budjon-LB Suze each sold for €9200.

Detail of the sale with the hammer price and the names of the buyers:

Average: 5,416 euros / animal and 900 euros / embryo. For embryos, price per embryo.

N°Lot Nom du lot Prix
1 GS Alliance Doorman O’Karina RC 8200 Nicolas Tirilly /GAEC Toullec (29)
2 CAPJ Obaya 4100 GAEC des Lauriers (29)
3 Genosource LB Andorra Red 9600 GAEC Toullec (29)
4 Garay LB Bim Red 14200 ChriPhiFarm/PA Suchet/Nicolas Tirilly (Suisse)
5 Garay LB Bubble RC Absente  
6 Jeltje 1600 9200 Jean Baillaud / GAEC Toullec (29)
7 Oana-Figa 4500 Elitest (88)
8 CAPJ Osca 5100 Elitest (88)
9 Neige de Grimidou 7100 GAEC de Lambrumen/GAEC Seite Laot/ GAEC du Menhir (29)
10 Arethusa LB Vodka 8800 Manfred Uhrig (Allemagne)
11 Jers’Hys Joel Noria Absente  
12 3 Embryons sexés Joel x Arethusa Veronicas Comet EX-95-USA 1250 GAEC de Kerlastre (29)
13 Rapidbay-UK Shakiras Response 2500 Perle Genetics  / ILY Genetics (35)
14 Budjon LB Suze 9200 Fitz Gibbon (Irlande)
15 Pierstein LB Rose 5600 David Taylor (Grande-Bretagne)
16 ARGH LB Adeena 7200 GAEC Follezou (22)
17 Genosource LB Arya RC 4100 Alexandre Ricollet (44)
18 Genosource LB Allie Red 6200 EARL des P’tites Normandes/GAEC de la Neretz (14)
19 Savage-Leigh Alexia Red 9200 Ignaz Fink (Autriche)
20 3 Embryons Denver sexé x Iwyn Vray EX-90-FR 2100 GAEC Leroy Berthou (29)
21 Drakkar Hot Manon 5600 GAEC Toullec (29)
22 Pom Supra 5100 GAEC Govadec (22)
23 Drakkar Hot Balerina 3800 GAEC du Resto (56)
24 JB Toullec Chief Roxy 4500 GAEC de la Menehais (35)
25 JB Toullec Novo Roxy 4500 David Taylor (Grande-Bretagne)
26 3 Embryons Denver sexé x JB Toullec Roy Roxy VG-88-FR EX-90-MS 850 GAEC Ferme Morel (01)
27 Lindenright LB Missy 3600 EARL du Mezou (29)
28 Pierstein LB Gabriela 5000 GAEC des Horizons (53)
29 3 doses de Braedale Goldwyn 350 GAEC Nogre (22)
30 Lilicool des P’tites Normandes NC 2300 GAEC des Barbures (53)
31 JB Toullec Dream Roxy NC 3500 Triangle Holstein (Espagne)
32 JB Toullec Medalenn NC 4900 David Taylor (Grande-Bretagne)
33 JB Toullec Jelsia VG-87-FR 3600 Triangle Holstein (Espagne)
34 3 Embryons sexés Unix x Carf Emeraude EX-91-NL 450 GAEC Botrel (22)
35 3 Embryons sexés de Jordy Red x RZH Brescia-P-Red VG-88-NL 700 GAEC Ferme Pig No Red (53)
36 Favi Orani PP 4100 GAEC des Rosaies (56)
37 Ondine 4600 Christian Le Barzic (22)
38 Drakkar Ingrid 3100 Coopelia Pierry (51)
39 AGH Nissa 3400 Nosbisch Holstein (Allemagne)
40 LB Blexy 2400 Bastien Prigent (22)
41 LB Bailey 3500 GAEC Leyour (22)
42 JB Toullec Noo Cherry 4700 GAEC Le Cam (29)
43 AGH Nigeria 5000 GAEC des Deux Vallées (29)
44 3 embryons sexés Solomon x Sondeler Kadabra 750 GAEC Ferme Morel (01)
45 2 embryons sexés de Chill x Tifool Ali VG-86-FR VG-87-MS 550 Alexandre Ricollet (44)
46 JB Toullec Lice Bere VG-86-FR VG-88-MS 2yr. 3000 Triangle Holstein (Espagne)



Eastriver Dempsey Coralie 556 Tops The East Coast Style 2018 Sale at $50,500

The East Coast Style 2018 Sale averaged an outstanding $5502 (unofficial) on 132 Holstein and Jersey consignments Held on August 10th and managed and hosted by Weeksdale Holsteins, Pleasant Valley, P.E.I..

(Photo by Atlantic Holstein News)

The top seller at $50,500 was Eastriver Dempsey Coralie 556, a December 2017 “Dempsey” daughter who had junior champion at the P.E.I. Premier Heifer Show and first intermediate calf and honourable mention junior champion at the Atlantic Spring Showcase this year. Backed by four generations of Excellent or Very Good dams, she is from an Excellent-92 “Windhammer” dam, followed by a Very Good-86, 2-Star “Goldwyn” and then Floydholm Outside Coralie (Ex-94-4E). Consigned by Weeksdale Holsteins, Rocky Allen, Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia, and MB Luckylady Farm, Modesto, Calif., Coralie was purchased by Glamourview, Walkersville, Maryland.

The 2nd highest seller was, Brigeen Brash Paddy, who sold for $46,000. This intermediate yearling by Mr Brash-ET was junior champion at the Atlantic Spring Showcase and first and reserve junior champion at Expo-Printemps Holstein Quebec this past spring. Bred to “Kingpin” and due in December, she is from an Excellent-93-2E-USA “Final Cut” dam who traces to Vandyk-K Integ Paradise 2-ETN (VG-89-2y-USA), the “Integrity” clone who was All-American senior 2-year-old in 2005. Paddy was consigned by Weeksdale Holsteins, Frank A. & Diane Borba, Modesto, Calif., George Morasci, Modesto, Calif., Michael Heath, Westminster, Md., and Dusty Schirm, Loudonville, Ohio, and was purchased by Glamourview.

The third highest seller was Pierstein Uno Julyana who sold for  $26,000. A January 2018 “Numero Uno” heifer calf consigned by Pierre Boulet, Montmagny, Que., Kevin Jay Doeberiener, West Salem, Ohio, and Diamond Genetics Australia, Jasper Bush, Australia and was purchased by Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, B.C., this calf is a daughter of Loyalyn Goldwyn June (Ex-97-5E-1*), the “Goldwyn” who was grand champion at this year’s Expo-Printemps Holstein Quebec and was All-Canadian longtime production cow in 2016 and Reserve All-Canadian and Reserve All-American mature cow in 2014.


Phoenix & Weaver to Manage 2018 Royal Winter Fair Sale of Stars

The Royal Winter Fair is welcoming a new management team for this year’s Sale of Stars. Barclay Phoenix and John Weaver (Weavercroft International) will be managing this year’s sale, which will also move to an afternoon time slot in the Semex Ring of Excellence. In addition to high quality Holsteins on offer, the sale will also include a Jersey line up this year. The sale will take place November 8, 2018, at 1:30 PM.

For more information about consignments please contact:
Barclay Phoenix: 905-431-8340 or email:
John Weaver: 519-318-6302 or email:

#2 GTPI Modesty in the breed tops US National Holstein Convention Sale at $91,000

The U.S. National Holstein Convention Sale averaged 11,903 dollars per lot with a gross of $1,037,050.  The sale was held on Monday, July 2nd at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich., with Dave Rama calling the sale and Daniel Brandt reading pedigrees. On-line bidding was available on Cowbuyer.

Topping the sale was Lot 1 at $91,000, she is the #2 GTPI Modesty in the breed at +2904, out of a Delta daughter of a VG87 Supersire from the Misty Springs Shottle Satin VG86 family. 
The highest selling cow was  Lot 43 at $19,500, an EX93 3rd calf Windbrook daughter of Craigcrest Rubies Gold Rejoice EX94, 3x All-American & All-Canadian. 
Other notables:
  • Lot 10…$85,000…a +2841GTPI King Doc, his highest daughter, from a Jedi from the Laurie Sheik family  
  • Lot 3…$60,000…choice of two Pontiffs (the numer 2 and 3 Pontiffs at +2876GTPI and 2857GTPI) from the +2764GTPI Profit dam of Pursuit, from a VG87 Supersire followed by 9 VG& EX dams of the OCD Robust Shimmer EX90-DOM family
  • Lot 6…$55,000 the #1 Hodedoe daughter at +2860GTPI from a +2751GTPI Jedi from 9 generations of VG & EX dams
  • Lot 2…$51,000…a +2870GTPI Pinnacle out of a +2833GPTI Jedi
  • Lot 15…$40,000…rights to control IVF sessions from a +2827GTPI +133F Achiever from a GP83 Octoberfest  


K&L OH Monica (Argonaut-Josuper) Tops German Selection sale at €25,000

K&L OH Monica was the topseller at the German Selection Sale last Saturday. This +2800 GTPI Rubi Agronaut daughter hail from the Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror VG-86 family and sold for € 25.000,- to Masterrind. The number 2 of the sale is PrismaGen Kir Royal-Red, a +162 GRZG Pace-Red daughter from the Wilder Kanu 111 RDC VG-88 family, and the number 3 is CCC-Hu Emilio Clairi. Clairi scores +4.23 PTAT (preliminary), hails from the Regancrest-PR Barbie EX-92 family and is the current #2 PTAT in Europe!


Lot Name Price Buyer
Lot 10 K&L OH Monica € 25.000,- Masterrind
Lot 49 PrismaGen Kir Royal-Red € 20.000,- Twente Investments
Lot 118 CCC-Hu Emilio Clairi € 12.500,- Colonia Cows
Lot 72 PH Alisa P € 7.500,- Heinrich Gewers
Lot 65 Batouwe Ailisha Salva Red € 6.800,- BWN Holsteins & GenHotel
Lot 1 Wilder Dafne Lucky PP Red € 6.800,- Heinz Meier


Billings Impression Of Booboo tops the 2018 Define Your Destiny sale at $89,000

Budjon Farms opened their doors ones again to co-manage the 2018 Define Your Destiny sale with PEAK Genetics, and was assisted by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc . From high genomic lots to show winning cattle there was something for everyone.

Topping the sale was Billings Impression Of Booboo at $89,000.  Scored VG-89 as a two year old, she is the All-American (ABA) Junior 2 Year Old 2017 and was 1st Jr. 2 Year Old & BU International Show 2017.

The 2nd highest seller was the All-American Sr. 2 Year Old from 2016 and  Intermediate Champion International Show in 2016 LINGLE GOLD FREAKY GIRL  at $50,000.  Now classified EX-92 as 3 year old, Freaky Girl was Res. Int. Champion WI Championship Show in 2017.

 Rounding out the top sellers was PAMPRD-ACRES AB IVY-RED at $40,000.  This donor dam was 2nd 4 Year Old Midwest Spring R&W Show 2018, Unanimous All-American R&W Sr. 2 Yr Old 2016 and 1st Sr 2 Year Old International R&W Show 2016.

For a complete sale results list click here.


EX-92 Bradnick Daughter tops Jo-Costa Holsteins Complete Dispersal

Photo: Top seller Costa-View Bradnick 48763 EX-92.

The Jo-Costa Holsteins Complete Dispersal was held Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Turlock, CA, averaging $2452 on 93 head. The sale was managed by Turlock Livestock Auction Yard and Cowbuyer was on-hand.

Costa-View Bradnick 48763 EX-92 was the highest seller, selling for $15,500 to Gilbert & Robert Teixeira and Joseph Azevedo, CA. She was 4th Aged Cow at the 2018 CA State Show and sold due in October to Sandor.

Second top at $10,250 was Deslacs Lotus Applejuic-Red-ET VG-87-2yr, a daughter of Apple’s clone KHW Regment Apple C VG-89-3yr.  She sold bred in early April to sexed Diamondback.

Lot 91, Dar-Lynda McCutchen 56402 (VG-88), sold for $9000. She is from the same family as Charwill Attic Marcy (EX-95). She sold fresh in December and pregnant to an April service to Atwood.

Ms Goldwyn Harper 62568-ET, Lot 2, sold for $6300. She is a potential milking yearling due in September to Undenied. Her dam is Shylane Jasper Harriet (2E-95 2* CAN), Nom. All-American Aged Cow 2012.

Lot 54, Jo-Costa Dor Divine (VG-87 2Y), sold for $5400. She is a Doorman x EX-90 Bradnick from the same family as Mapeley Goldwyn Julia (VG-88-2Y-CAN), 1st Sr 2, NY Spring Show ’17.

See a complete list of results here 

Fantastic Kiss Tops New Zealand’s Fantastic Day Out sale

The top price was $12,000 for Lot 29 – Fantastic Attwood Kiss, who is pictured below with her vendor, purchaser, sales crew, auctioneers and a few others.

Fantastic Kiss topped the At New Zealand’s Fantastic Day Out sale, selling for NZ$12,000. The promising Atwood-daughter is backed by a VG-88 Windbrook, EX Goldwyn, EX Prelude. 2nd top at NZ$9,500 was Fantastic Windbrook Currie who is out of the Canadian cow Bradner Curry Goldwyn EX-93. Currie’s full-sister was the best 2 year old at the North Island Championships (NZ) this year.  The sale averaged $2,510 over 38 live animals, with 24 incalf heifers averaging $2,765 and 14 ylg heifers averaging $2,073. 

Fancy Red Sr 3 Year old tops the Celebration at Silver Mist sale

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NZ calf sells for $35,000 – Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Ohoka holstein breeder Peter Sherriff says buying New Zealand’s most expensive ($35,000) heifer calf is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Sherriff, who runs the Sherraine Holstein stud with his wife Rhonda, daughter Olivia and her husband Jared Cahill, recently paid $35,000 for six-week-old Busy Brook Doorman Hailstorm.

Born at Duntroon’s Busy Brook Holstein stud from an imported embryo, she is the daughter of the two-time World Dairy Expo and Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion RF Goldwyn Hailey.

Sherriff said he will make a detailed plan of how best to use the heifer, to be renamed Hailey, but will probably start flushing her for embryos from 14 – 16 months age.

“We’ve had three lots of NZ enquiries already. Because she’s the only progeny of that cow family in the southern hemisphere there’ll also be Australian interest. That’s where we can market the embryos.

“We’ll keep some of her first embryos as insurance in case something goes wrong.

“There’ll be some on the market and then we’ll calve her and hopefully she will be as good as her mother.”

Under the North American classification system, the calf’s mother, RF Goldwyn Hailey, has been rated three times as excellent 97. Sherriff says that is the highest any cow’s been classified in the world and to get it three times is “unheard of”.

“It’s also unheard of for a cow to win twice at that type of show; that’s the best of the best.”

With a grin, Sherriff admits you can’t see the $35,000 just by looking at the calf.

“What you’re buying is potential — marketing ability,” he says. “There’s certainly nothing wrong with her; she’s extremely correct. If she wasn’t, if she didn’t look right, we wouldn’t have bothered buying her.”

Sherriff says he is not known for going out and buying stock.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity really, to be able to get a calf like this.”

While proud of his purchase, Sherriff is just as proud of another calf, born in April on his own farm from genetics best described as historic.

He said he has three straws of semen still in storage, dated 1969, from MMB Linmack, a bull he described as the number-one in Australasia in the 1970s. Linmack is known to have sired at least 100 cows rated as excellent.

He decided to give one straw a try and the result is a healthy female calf, which he has dubbed Sherraine Linmack Molly.

Sherriff’s farm is 150ha, milking 140 – 180 cows year-round from staggered calving, averaging 9000L per milking and about 650kgMS/cow.

“Our focus is on larger, high-producing cows,” he said.

It’s a small and intensive farm on which nutrient leaching is no more than 20.

“We keep all our young stock. Everything’s grazed and produced onfarm including maize; we buy in only wheat that we feed in the shed.”

Sherriff says the industry has been “under the hammer” with its push to high stocking rates, but environmental challenges will cause a return to valuing production per cow.

His philosophy is that one heavy cow could produce as much milk as two light ones, and with less environmental loading.

“I’m really enthusiastic about the future of the Holstein Friesian breed.”


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