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Diamonds Sparkle at Knowlesmere Dispersal

They say that “Diamonds Are Forever” and there were certainly plenty of Holstein breeders keen to acquire a member of this outstanding cow family when Andrew & Jane Whittaker dispersed their prizewinning Knowlesmere herd at Weston-under Redcastle, Shropshire on September 3rd.

The two top prices were members of this tremendous family and both were purchased by James McNeil from Caiirnpat Holsteins at Stranraer, who has acquired many of the best animals to be sold at auction in recent years. He firstly gave 18,000gs for the superb Knowlesmere Solomon Diamond (Ex-93) who has been an All Britain winner for the past 3 years in succession. Milking with her third calf, her heifer calf at foot by Crushabull made 9,000gs to local breeder Brent Crothers, buying for his Tottoi herd. Solomon Diamond’s dam was the great matron Knowlesmere Jordan Diamond (Ex- 96), a prolific Champion at major shows and former All Britain Mature Cow, and her granddaughter, the much admired calved heifer Knowlesmere Sol Diamond (VG-88) later in the sale sparked another tense bidding battle between Mr McNeil and Steven Robinson from Northern Ireland, bidding on the telephone, before the former prevailed at 20,000gs. The Diamonds sparked interest whenever one entered the ring and the 24 Diamond lots averaged £5,228.

Andrew and Jane’s daughter Izzy and her husband Gary Jones have had their own cattle registered under the Jones prefix, and as they are about to relocate to Ireland, these were part of the dispersal sale. The six month old Jones Awesome Jelly ET, was the subject of great interest, being the first daughter from the renowned prizewinning Knonaudale Jasmine to sell in the UK, and she made 13,500gs to the Forsyth family’s Baltier Farms, bidding online from their Wigtownshire base. Another fancy calf was Jones Firstlook Lexi Red, a member of the famous Blackrose family, and Claire Swale had to go to 11,200gs to acquire her on behalf of Hautmont Hill Holsteins from Belgium.

The Poppi family are always in demand in the auction ring and Iwan Morgan purchased the VG-87 point 2 year old by Stantons High Octane for 12,000gs for his partnership with Elite Haven Holsteins. Anither popular family were the Chancels, with representatives making 8,200, 7,800 and 6,000gs.

30 animals were sold for 4,000gs or more and a further 29 over 3,000gs, paying testimony to the rremendous quality on offer and the Whittaker family are to be congratulated on a wonderful offering of top class Holsteins, resulting in an average of almost £2,400 per life for 322 head from senior cows to baby calves only a few days old.

This was the first online sale conducted by Norton & Brooksbank in their link with MartEye and 19.2% of buyers purchased online, with a total of 246 people bidding online during the day and more than 3,700 people in 9 countries following the sale on live stream.

See complete sale results here 

La Brasserie Holsteins Sale was a tremendous success


La Brasserie Holsteins Sale in France was a tremendous success, with an average of €7059 on 60 animals and a top price of €29,500. The highest price was paid for JB Toullec Roxa, a VG-88 Stantons Chief out of JB Toullec Yorick Roxy, the Junior Champion SIA 2017. For Reine Figa, a Gitar-Declic from the Naurine family, with several generations of bull dams, €15,800 was paid. For Milksource LB Shakira RC, a Thunder Storm daughter of Miss Apple Snapple-Red, €13,200. For EBA Playa, an AltaDateline-Sillian out of a VG-88 Kingboy, €13,000. And for Garay LB Dancia-Red, an Altitude-Red from the Apple family, €12,800.

New Record Average Set for National Heifer Sale

The record for high average in history for the National Heifer Sale was broken for the third consecutive year on June 26, 2020, as 16 lots were struck off for an average of $10,996.88. The average was bolstered by the auction of four high-genomic heifers that sold for more than $20,000 each.

The high seller, AJ Chief 4611 sold for $42,000 to Sexing Technologies of Navasota, Texas. She was consigned by Allen E. Albright and Family of Willard, Ohio.

It was with faith that consignors stepped up to the plate for this year’s National Heifer Sale. Though the live annual meetings held in conjunction with the sale had been cancelled and businesses were taking baby steps to reopen post-quarantine, the sale manager, Jersey Marketing Service (JMS) forged ahead, optimistic Jersey breeders would come through for their premier event to fund youth programs. They did just that in spades. Conducted entirely online through, the average for the 63rd sale of the series beat the historical high average posted last year by nearly $700.

This year’s sale also gives validity to the phrase: the best things―Registered Jerseys, in this case―come in small packages. Though lot quantity was small, quality was big. Selling in the group were three of the breed’s top 100 heifers for Genomic Jersey Performance Index (GJPI) and several others ranked on the top genetic lists. Many tested A2A2 for beta casein. All were genotyped and backed by deep pedigrees.

It was the breed’s #21 heifer for GJPI that garnered the high price of the day. AJ Chief 4611, a four-month-old daughter of JX River Valley Chief {6}-ET, ranks #24 among all genotyped females today with an index of +153. She has GPTAs of +1,252M, +62F (+0.01%) and +50P (+0.02%) and is +562 for CM$.

Jer-Z-Boyz Chief 70930-Twin, a paternal sister to the high seller, sold for the second-high price of $36,000 to 2017 Master Breeder, David Allen of Reedsburg, Wis. Allen purchased the eight-month-old “Chief {6}” daughter consigned by Jer-Z-Boyz of Pixley, Calif. She ranked #76 among genotyped heifers on sale day and today ranks #136 among all genotyped females with a GJPI of +142. She has GPTAs of +641M, +59F (+0.13%) and +40P (+0.08%) and is +1.4 for Type, +1.1 for Cow Conception Rate (CCR) and +1.5 for Heifer Conception Rate (HCR).

The third heifer to rank among the top 100 heifers for GJPI on sale day, Four J Altamontra 19154-ET, was the third high-seller at $28,000. The three-month-old daughter of JX Peak Altamontra {6}-ET was consigned by Four J Jerseys, Tipton, Calif., and purchased by Bos Dairy LLC, Lovington, N.M. She currently ranks #91 among genotyped females with a GJPI of +145. She has GPTAs of +907M, +39F and +43P. She is +2.0 for CCR, +3.5 for HCR and +5.4 for Productive Life.

Her dam, Four J Change Up 13721 {6}, was the fourth high seller of the 2019 National Heifer Sale, purchased for $18,000 by Select Sires Inc., Plain City, Ohio. The Very Good-83% daughter of River Valley Char Change Up-ET ranks on the top genetic lists with a GJPI of +126.

Bringing the fourth high price of $21,000 was TOG Ruby 38565-ET, purchased by Sexing Technologies and consigned by Trans-Ova Genetics of Sioux Center, Iowa. Several generations of the cow family rank for genetic merit and can be traced to the “Tiffany” cow family developed by Ahlem Farms Partnership of Hilmar, Calif.

“Ruby 38565” is a high component daughter of CDF Irwin Steve. The four-month-old heifer calf ranks on the list of the Top 500 Females for GJPI with an index of +137. She has GPTAs of +37M, +73F (+0.33%) and +29P (+0.13%).

Her dam, sired by ISDK VJ Hjortvangs Holmer Hjort, and her grandam, sired by TOG Altablitz-ET, both rank among the top 1.5% for genetic merit.

In all, 14 buyers from nine states made purchases. Sexing Technologies was the volume buyer, with three head for $68,300. Bos Dairy LLC was the final bidder on five lots for a total $39,650.

Other Activities

Items were also auctioned to raise funds for the AJCC Research Foundation and youth activities. Legacy bull semen donated by Cedarcrest Farms, Faunsdale, Ala., generated $1,995 from the sale of units or ampules from Belles Expo-ET, Lester Sambo, Milestones Generator and Sooner Centurion-ET.

A pair of face masks with “The Jersey” by Bonnie Mohr were purchased by National All-Jersey Inc. President John Kokoski of Hadley, Mass. A basket representing Oregon agriculture was purchased by American Jersey Cattle Association Director John Boer and his family of Dalhart, Texas. The basket had been donated by the reigning National Jersey Queen, Gracie Krahn, who hails from Oregon. The two items contributed another $475 for the foundation and youth programs.

The sale was cried by Chris Hill for the seventh time and conducted virtually in the Embassy Suites hotel in Columbus, Ohio, by JMS through Pre-recorded vidoes of lots were promoted on social media in the weeks leading to the sale and shown live during the event.

Beyond Buyers and Sellers

Since 1958, the National Heifer Sale has been the single largest contributor to national youth development activities of the American Jersey Cattle Association. It is standard for each consignor to donate a portion of the animal’s selling price to the fund. This year, $17,595 will be contributed in support of the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest and the National Jersey Youth Production Contest, to fund travel for Young Jersey Breeder Award recipients to annual meetings and to sponsor other youth activities throughout the year.

The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, compiles and maintains animal identification and performance data on Jersey cattle and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability. Since 1957, National All-Jersey Inc. has provided services that increase the value of and demand for Jersey milk and milk products and Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics.

For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by email at Or visit its website at Connect socially at

Redburst Sr 3 Tops the Duckett Holsteins Celebration IV Sale

After a stormy start to the morning, the Duckett Holsteins Celebration IV Sale took place on Thursday, July 9th in Marshfield, WI. The weather cleared out and a nice crowd settled in to watch plenty of bids from people in attendance and lots of phone and internet bids as well, on a high-quality selection of animals. At the end of the day, 71 lots averaged $4,468 on 71 live lots and choices. 

Toppy the sale was  Lot 4 – Apple-Pts Applejacks-Red-ET, a Redburst senior 3-year-0ld out of the one and only EX-96 4E KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET. Fresh in June and scored EX-90 last week, Applejacks sold to ALH Genetics, Netherlands.

The 2nd highest seller of the day was  Lot 40 – $14,500 – Duckett Denver Skye – a 4/19 Denver out of an EX-93 Dundee, then EX-94 GMD DOM Goldwyn, and EX-93 Allen.
Buyer: Glamourview, MD

Rounding out the top sellers was $14,300 – 1st choice Select due March 2021 out of S-S-I Doc Have Not-ET VG-89 91-MS out ten generations VG & EX of the MOM Halo/Dellia family.
Buyer: Arizona Dairy, AZ


Jumpstart Tops the Summertime Fiesta sale

Genosource Reia 8462

The Summertime Fiesta sale was held June 26th, all bidding was done online via The sales surpassed $100,000 three times.  Selling was a group of heifers featuring some of the highest GTPI and NM$ individuals from the GenoSource herd along with some impressive consignments from some of the most well known herds in the U.S. The sale was managed by GenoSource, Blairstown, Iowa.

Topping the sale at $142,000 was lot 1 Genosource Reia 8462-ET +2974 GTPI and +903NM$. A young Jumpstart daughter from the Sandy-Valley Robust Ruby family, Reia 8462 is the #1 NM$ & #2 GTPI Jumpshot daughter backed by numerous generations of VG and EX dams from the Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95 family.

 The next highest seller at $110,000 was lot 32 Genosource Laden 46914-ET +2967 GTPI and A2/A2. Sired by Genosource Guzman-ET, Laden 46914 is backed by numerous generations of VG and EX dams from the Lylehaven Lila Z EX-94 family.

Another Jumpstart daughter, from the Barbies was third high seller at $107,500 was lot 7 Genosource Brina 48109-ET +2990 GTPI. Sired by Farnear Jumpstart-ET, Brina 48109 is the #1 GTPI Jumpstart daughter backed by numerous generations of VG and EX dams from the Regancrest-PR Barbie EX-92 family.

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Petitclerc Doorman Sapphire Tops Fireworks at Borderview

The Abbott family hosted the Fireworks at Borderview yesterday.  The sale had an unofficial average of $3,500 on 163 lots.

The top seller at $39,500 was Petitclerc Doorman Sapphire (VG-88), she was the HM All-American Junior 2-Year-Old ’19, Doorman from the Spades family.  She was purchased by Sarah Hill, Four-Hills Farm, VT

The 2nd highest seller at $29,500.00 was MS SID BLEXY-ET Very Good-89 EX-MS @ 2-11.   She was the 2nd Jr 2-Yr-Old & BU NE Fall Nat 2019. Due in July to Diamondback Her dam was none other than the recent EX-97 Rosier Belxy Goldwyn the 2018 World Dairy Expo Grand Champion.  She was purchased by Budjon Farms, Peter Vail, Ross Risner & Mark Binversie, WI

Rounding out the top sellers at $23,500 was Petitclerc Avalanche Syrah, Nom, All-American Fall Calf ’19, Avalanche x Gold Saltalamacchia (VG-89).  Syrah was 1st Fall Calf/Jr Champ MD Spring Show 2019, 2nd Fall Calf Eastern Nat’l 2019 and 7th Fall Calf Int’l Holstein Show 2019. Fresh since June 15, 2020.

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Sid Daughter Cache-Valley Lheros 2331 Daughter “Dezi” Tops The Mothers, Models & Molds Sale

Managed by Nabholz Farm, West Union, Iowa with online bidding through, The Mothers, Models & Molds Sale was held June 20th. The ‘Online’ sale format generated a $2,766 average on 34 lots with a sale gross of $ 94,050. 

Topping the sale at $8100 was lot 31 MS Dezis Sid Desiree-ET VG-88 EX-MS @2-09. Desiree’s dam is Cache-Valley Lheros 2331-ET EX-96, Unanimous All-Canadian and All-American 5 Year Old Cow 2015. 2nd dam Cache-Valley W Dezi Dur-ET EX-93 and 3rd dam West-Wind-Acres Lead Dezi EX-95. Buyer: Bob Vandoske, WI

The 2nd highest seller at $7100 was lot 1 MS Apple Abrakazoo-ET milking 98 lbs. per day. Abrakazoo is a Corvette daughter from the one and only KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96, 2nd dam Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET EX-95, 3rd – 7th dams a EX cows. Buyer: Northdale Dairy, Alberta, Canada

Rounding out the top sellers at $5900 was lot 11 MS Crush Lola, a fresh daughter from Ros262 Sid Lisa-ET CAN VG-87 2Y. 2nd dam Rosedale Lexington-ET EX-95, then multiple generations of VG and EX dams from the Stookey Elm Park Blackrose-ET EX-96 family. Buyer: T&L Cattle Company, British Columbia, Canada.

Full Buyers List:
Lot 1 $7,100 Abrakaz Northdale Dairy, Alberta, Canada
Lot 2 $1,500 Abrianna Casino Land & Cattle, MO
Lot 3 $3,500 Sky Bob Vandoske, WI
Lot 4 $3,500 First LadyGoodtimes Dairy, MN
Lot 5 $5,000 Harper T & L Cattle, BC, Canada
Lot 6 $1,950 Deliliah Purple Vision, PA
Lot 7 $1,450 Darling Corey Feltman, MN
Lot 8 $1,150 Davonna Casino Land & Cattle, MO
Lot 9 $1,400 Delight Machado Dairy, CA
Lot 10 $2,200 Bella Nabholz Farm, IA
Lot 11 $5,900 Lola T & L Cattle, BC, Canada
Lot 12 $1,500 Lainey Heritage Holsteins, WI
Lot 13 $3,700 Sicily Larry Dykstra, IA
Lot 14 $2,500 Silandro Erdman Dairy, IL
Lot 15 $2,200 Nora Erdman Dairy, IL
Lot 16 $1,150 Nina Casino Land & Cattle, MO
Lot 17 $2,400 Gem Erdman Dairy, IL
Lot 18 $1,150 Giva Casino Land & Cattle, MO
Lot 19 $1,450 Sandra Mary Franz, MN
Lot 20 $1,450 Sunkist Reisinger & MM Cattle, GA
Lot 21 $1,300 Latoya Erdman Dairy, IL
Lot 22 $1,750 Berta Goodtimes Dairy, MN
Lot 23 $2,100 Ruby Nabholz Farm, IA
Lot 24 $3,000 Mara Pick Devon Chrystal, IA
Lot 25 $3,900 Tillie Pick Scott Stanford, WI
Lot 25A $300per Tillie Eggs Blue Royal Dairy, WI
Lot 26 $3,700 Armella Taylor & Reisinger, MO
Lot 27 $2,200 Ashford Goodtimes Dairy, MN
Lot 28 $4,500 Angel Goodtimes Dairy, MN
Lot 29 $3,400 Devil Four Seasons Farm, CA
Lot 30 $2,100 SunshineKarla Smieja, MN
Lot 31 $8,100 Desiree Bob Vandoske, WI
Lot 32 $1,950 Daytona Fischerdale Holsteins, WI
Lot 33 $2,100 Vixen Devon Chrystal, IA

Rome Daughter Tops the Sun ‘Homestyle Edition’ Sale at $230,000

Kicking off Summer the Sun ‘Homestyle Edition’ Sale was held online June 12th from Delhi, New York. Selling was 40 of the highest available females of the Holstein breed along with some IVF sessions.

Making a big splash at $230,000 was lot 1 SDG R2846 Rome 962-ET. A daughter of De-Su Frazzld Rome 14192-ET born February 28, 2020 with a GTPI +3019. Rome 962 is the #1 GTPI & #2 NM$ Rome daughter and ranks in the Top 50 NM$ and Top 60 GTPI heifer in the breed. Rome 962 was backed by multiple generations of VG and EX cows from the Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy-ET EX-92 family. She was consigned by James Vierhout, Hull, Iowa.

The next highest seller at $180,000 was lot 2 Ronjanco 466RM 468F-ET. A daughter of De-Su Frazzld Rome 14192-ET born February 27, 2020 with a GTPI +3004. Ronjanco 466RM 468F-ET is the #1 NM$ & #2 GTPI Rome daughter and ranks in the  Top 20 NM$ and Top 100 GTPI heifer in the breed. She is backed by multiple generations of VG and EX cows from the Windsor-Manor Rud Zip EX-95 family, consigned by Dr. Pat Comyn and Byrad Rohrer, Madison, Virgina.

Rounding out the top sellers at $80,000 was lot 3 La-Ca-De-Le Menace 8026. A daughter of Mr D-Worth Menace-ET born January 5, 2020 with a GTPI +3005. Menace 8026 is the #1NM$ and GTPI Menace daughter and ranks in the Top 100 GTPI heifers in the breed. She is backed by multiple generations of VG and EX cows from the Seagull-Bay Oman Mirror-ET VG-86 family, consigned by La Casa De Leche, LLC c/o Keith Kimball, Groveland, New York.

The sale was managed by The Cattle Exchange, Delhi, New York.
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Milk & Honey Vaden Fern Sells for $80,000 at The Best of Triple-T & Heath Sale

After a few powerful storms passed a big crowd enjoyed the camaraderie of attending a live sale with much better weather at The Best of Triple-T & Heath Sale on Saturday, May 30th, 2020.  The Thomas family used the on-farm location to host this sale as well as also hosting the Triple-T Holsteins Tag Sale.

85 live lots and choices averaged $5,787. Five genomic lots cataloged sold online on the original March 27th sale date and averaged $30,800 – combining the two results in an average of $7,097 on 90 lots. Also, a select group of Holsteins and Red & Whites were admired by the sale crowd and online bids were taken on May 29th and through the day on May 30th before concluding that night. That group was also well-appreciated as 23 lots averaged $4,713. 

Milk & Honey Vaden Fern-ET

Topping the sale was lot 46 at $80,000 – Milk & Honey Vaden Fern-ET, a junior 2-year-old Vaden fresh in March and ready to show.  She is from a EX-94 show-winning Belmont dam, next dam EX-95 Vindication. She was consigned by Triple T, Kelly Barbee & Michael Heath, OH and purchased by  Vierra Dairy, CA

The 2nd highest seller of the day was lot 7 at $28,500 – Du Sillon AB Flying On My Own-ET, a fancy 12/19 VIP from five VG & EX Canadian dams – from the same family as Feliz Navidad and Fabienne.  She was consigned Ferme Du Sillon & Anthony Bilodeau, QC and purchased by Gene Iager, MD

Rounding out the top sellers was Lot 4 at $24,000 – Arethusa Andreas Sunlight, a stylish Andreas fall calf out of Arethusa Impression Sunshine EX-94, then EX-94 Vindication Season, All-Canadian Mature Cow in 2012. She was consigned by Arethusa Farm, CT and purchased by Vierra Dairy, CA.

2018 Reserve All-Canadian Intermediate Calf Tops the Quietcove Golden Anniversary Sale

With social distancing in place, the Quietcove Golden Anniversary Sale was held in Wapakoneta, Ohio.   A great crowd was on hand to watched 87 lots go through the ring and enjoy a taste of normal life again.

High sellers on the day: 
Lot 11 – $13,000 – Geno Doorman Tesla, the 2018 Reserve All-Canadian Intermediate Calf, now recently fresh and just scored VG-86. Tesla is backed by four EX dams back to Ernest-Anthony SD Tobi-ET EX-96 3E and C Alanvale Inspiration Tina EX-95 2E.

Lot 30 – $10,500 – Drentex Velocity Sweet – Nominated ABA All-American Spring Yearling in 2019, Sweet sold as a recently fresh junior 2-year-old prospect out of a VG-88 Gentry dam with records to 22,000M & 1561F.

Lot 3 – $10,200 – Quietcove Raspberry-ET *RC, a 9/19 Awesome-Red daughter out of Quietcove Foxys Lollipop-ET, an EX-91 Archrival that was Nominated Junior All-American Junior 3-Year-Old in 2019. Following Lollipop are seven more EX dams including Quietcove Valiant Fawn EX-95 2E.

Lot 1 – $10,000 – Quietcove Foxys Arrival-ET, a 3/19 King Doc out of Quietcove Foxy Avocado-ET EX-92, Reserve Intermediate Champion at the 2019 Midwest Spring National Show. Next dam is EX-91 Foxy Lady (by Alexander), then back to Valiant Fawn EX-95 2E. Lots of All-American nominations in the last five years from the Fawn family!

Lot 7 – $10,000 – Quietcove Foxys Baffle Me, a fresh senior 2-year-old prospect by Diamondback out of Quietcove Foxys Brownie VG-86, a Gold Chip daughter of Foxy Lady.

Lot 21 – $5,600 – Quietcove-Edge Pop Quiz-ET *RC, a 9/18 fall yearling due in November to Warrior-Red, out of a VG-86 Gold Chip dam. Next dam is T-Triple-T-I Durham Poppi EX-95 2E, then Gold Prize EX-94 2E, and Dundee Paige EX-96 3E

Lot 80 – $5,500 – Q-Cove JMK Curran Doodle, a 3/19 spring yearling ready for the ring out of Sid dam that traces back to Blue-Gene Durham Dooley EX-93 2E, Reserve All-American Senior 3-Year-Old in 2006.

Lot 24 – $5,000 – Ms Armani Denyell-ET, a 4-year-old Armani just moved up in score to EX-92 94-MS this week, due in January to Denver. Out of Ronelee Mr Sam Delft-ET EX-94 2E, Denyell completes seven generations of VG & EX cows. 

Lot 90 – $5,000 – Quietcove JMK Curran Del-ET, another 4-year-old Armani that was scored EX-91 93-MS earlier this week out of an EX-93 show-winning dam, then 2006 Reserve All-American Senior 3-Year-Old, Blue-Gene Durham Dooley-ET EX-93 2E.

The Suits of Springhill Sale Perseveres in Ohio

Despite the challenging times, The Suits of Springhill Sale showed perseverance and averaged on 66 lots of $3550 Big Prairie, OH.  Topping the sale at $14,000 was Springhill Disco Jarica VG-86 (HM All-American Junior 2-Year-Old ’19) from the Dix Lee Tiller Joke EX-93 family. Consigned by Springhill, Grammar & Wetmore she was purchased by the Jerica Syndicate. The high selling Ayrshire and 2nd high seller was Mowrys Burdette Scarlet VG-87 (HM All-American Senior 2-Year-Old ’19).  She was consigned by Sabrina Clark and purchased by KY Bluegrass. The by bread averages Ayrshire – $4683 Guernsey – $3622 Holstein- $2818 Brown Swiss- $1990.


RZH SIE SEATTLE sold for €50.000 at 29th RUW Highlight sale

Seattle from Marco Hellwig & Stefan Siepermann, sold for €50.000.

There was a lot of enthousiasm for the 47 lotnumbers at the HighlightSale last Friday in Hamm, Germany. From this total of 47 sale heifers 41 were sold for a tremendous average of € 8.066! Salesmasher was RZH SIE Seattle. With such an amazing genomic profile it was already certain before the sale that she would be the topseller this year. But nobody expected that she would be sold for € 50.000. The second highest seller was HET Charlene (Soundcloud-Sound System) at €29,000. Charlene, who tests well on many total indexes (2743 gTPI/400 gNVI/160 gRZG), comes from a cow family that needs little introduction: the Cosmopolitans. The sale averaged €8,066.

The prices at this sale were amazing. Two GenHotel members, Hof Am Sylvert and Wilder Holsteins, both striked to get the best animals. They paid the highest and second highest price during this sale.

The top 5 best sold heifers at the HighlightSale : 

Cat. No.
Price €
  17 50.000 RZH SIE Seattle Hof Am Sylvert (Olaf Rörden), Duitsland
  23 29.000 HET SC Charlene Wilder Holsteins (Norbert Holtkamp), Duitsland
  29 25.000 NH Mylady Azzopardi, Malta
  39 24.000 RZN Carmelia P RDC Paul Steinebach, Duitsland
   4 20.000 ETG Summertime Red Rinder-Union West eG, Duitsland

There are nine lotnumbers sold to The Netherlands, four found their new owners in Italy, one animal has been sold to a buyer from Malta and the other animals were bought by German, Danish and French dairyfarmers. 


2 Time Master Breeder – Mapel Wood Farms Dispersal Completes a Blessed Legacy

A large crowd showed up on a beautiful day in Jerseyville Ontario for what has been a 30-year passion for Len Vis and family who operate two-time master Mapel Wood Holsteins. Well known for their partnership in Vogue Cattle company as well as generating #1 GPLI cows bulls and heifers as well as All Canadian and All American show winners. With his children looking to careers in other industries, Len and Tracey had to make the tough decision and move on from what has been a passion for them. 

Topping the sale was Smithden McCutchen Lainey at $9,800.  The 2018 All-Ontario Milking yearling is classified VG-89-2YR and is fresh since June.  2nd highest seller of the day at $6,600 was another exciting young cow Mapel Wood High Octane Andrea.  An 8th generation VG or EX Andrea scored VG-86-1yr and is bred to Brewmaster.  Rounding out the top sellers was at $6,100 was Vogue Mirand Moon P, a polled June 2019 Coombeoona Zipit Mirand-P daughter from a Chief x Kingboy x Belfast Doorman Lovestruck then Belfast Goldwyn Lasenza.

The sale averaged $2550 on all lots and was managed by Brubacher Sales and Waler Sales.

168 RZG Siemers Merryguy Daughter Tops the 2019 German Masters Sale at € 47.000

The German Masters Sale 2019 goes in the books as a very successful edition with an average price of EUR 5.525 on the live lots, selling to buyers from 14 different countries and a topseller of € 47.000!

The sale was held in the beautiful facilities of the RUW, 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.

The sale facts are speaking for themselves with a clearance of >95% and an average price of € 5.525, the embryo combinations  averaged € 582 / embryo! Lots sold to no less than 14 different countries!

Topselling female this year was Lot 11. PrismaGen Hailey – one of the highest RZG heifers ever sold on a public auction World Wide, RZG 168, A2A2, BB, sired by the Charley son Siemers Merryguy. PrismaGen Hailey sold for € 46.000 to Mr. Phillipe Arnold from Luxembourg.

One of the best young R&W cows in Europe right now, NH DG Arvis Silky Red noted the 2nd highest price of this auction. With a contending bidders from Spain, Switzerland & United Kingdom, this reigning German Reserve 2yr. Old Champion R&W sold for € 42.000 to Azzopardi from Malta & partners. Silky is a grand daughter of none other then Des-Y-Gen Planet Silk EX-90-CAN.

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

Source: Eurogenes

While many are leaving dairy farming, Jason Bagley is just getting started

Jason Bagley, a 12 year old from Farmington joined the 4-H dairy program four years ago. His career path includes studying at the University of New Hampshire then returning to farm and milk cows.


While many consider the future of the dairy industry bleak, Jason Bagley has made great strides with his herd and is looking towards a future in the industry.

Bagley is an active 4-H member. He has been showing dairy animals for four years.

Bagley got his first Milking Shorthorn when he was eight years old. That cow placed third in the Milking Shorthorn Futurity class at Fryeburg Fair last week.

His herd has eight females and one bull. In September, the first heifer calf from a cow he owned was born.

Bagley said he got his interest in Milking Shorthorns from his dad, Dan Bagley, who worked for the Cate Farm in Warren, New Hampshire.

“I like going to the fairs, traveling all over,” the younger Bagley said.

Mom Lilly Bagley said some states her son has been to are New York, Kentucky and Massachusetts.

“I learn a lot,” Jason said. “Dairy farming has taught me how to take care of money, about respect and responsibility.”

His dream is to attend the University of New Hampshire, where his mom went to school, to study animal husbandry and welfare.

“I plan to work at a small grocery store while there to pay for my college student loans,” Jason said. “Then I’ll come back and farm.”


Midas-Touch Jedi Jangle Sells for $77,000 at The Get In The Game Sale

The Get In The Game Sale was hosted and managed by Savage-Leigh, on Wednesday evening, October 2nd at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, WI.  The sale featured numerous animals on the Expo grounds that were entered in the breed shows and a number of absentee consignments and embryo lots.

Midas-Touch Jedi Jangle

Topping the sale at $77,000 was Midas-Touch Jedi Jangle EX-92, the 2018 Reserve All-Canadian Junior 2-Year-Old, fresh again as a junior 3-year-old and placed 4th in that class on Saturday. A Locator List cow out of a VG-87 maternal sister to Supersire, Jangle hails back to the Rudy Missy family. She was consigned by Clark Valley, London Dairy Farms, and Eaton Holsteins, London, ON and purchased by Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC.

Savage-Leigh Selser-Red-ET

The 2nd highest seller of the day at $20,000 was Savage-Leigh Selser-Red, a R&W winter yearling that was Junior Champion at the 2019 NY Spring Show, and is out of Redtag Destry Sneezy-Red, Grand Champion of the International R&W Junior Show in 2017. Selser-Red was 2nd in the winter yearling class at the International Red & White Show the next afternoon. She was consigned by Chase Savage, Union Bridge, MD and purchased by Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, BC.

Rounding out the top sellers at $18,500 was Garay Goldwyn Amaze VG-86-2YR, a junior 2-year-old out of an EX-91-2E-CAN Aftershock, then EX-97 Shoremar S Alicia.  She was consigned by John Smith, Mike Bell, and Jamie Black, Mountain, ON and purchased by Adam Liddle, Argyle, NY

The sale average on 33 live lots was $10,419 and the embyro average was $564/embryo. Adam Fraley handled the auctioneer duties at the sale, while Norman Nabholz read pedigrees. Gina Fraley clerked the sale and much of the sale promotion was handled by the CattleClub crew.

Aardema Final Victory a 2871 gTPI Solution Sells for $145,000 at the The 31st World Classic Sale

The 31st World Classic Sale – International Marketplace took place on October 4th, 2019 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. With numerous lots selling for at least $25,000, the World Classic Sale was a success.   The Sale featured 47 lots and averaged $28,314. The top seller ($145,000) during this World Dairy Expo event was Aardema Final Victory (Solution-Matters/2871gTPI), originating from the Seagull-Bay Miss America family went to ABS Global..Also in the top-3: Sandy-Valley Secret (Legacy-Sandy-Valley Eternity/$95,000) and BGP Anissa 652 (Noble-BGP Modesty Anissa/$90,000).  Buyers came from 10 states and 3 countries! 

Genosource Mitzy a 2924 gTPI Solution Daughter sells for $330,000 at The DNA STamped Sale

The DNA STamped Sale was hosted by St Genetics and GenoSource and managed byt GS Aucations. The sale topper at $330,000 was Genosource Mitzy (Solution-Klutch/2924gTPI) is also part of the Delicious dynasty.  2nd highest seller was Genosource Dawn 41694 (Frazzled Moola-Rubicon) from the Delicious family at $150,000.  Rounding out the top selelrs was Seagull-Bay Miss America descendant Ri-Val-Re Rolan 3843 sold for $50,000. 

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

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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.

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