Large scale Dairy Farmers Stewart and Nita McRae of Denison in East Gippsland recently staged the ‘Harvest at Gallrae’ sale featuring very high BPI Holsteins.
Sale top of $10,000 was paid for the buyers choice of the entire herd, with lot 1, Gallrae 1051 Flamer Lola 1474 a 4 month old heifer with a BPI of +325 being selected by Trevor Henry of Tinamba.
This top calf was backed by 11 gens of EX & VG dams from the famed Lucky family. This same buyer also selected Gallrae Delsanto Olucky 937 VG 86, a 12th gen EX & VG cow with PI to 128 at $4000 and Gallrae 991 Rocky Dora 1329 a yearling with BPI +282 from a VG Twist dam also at $4000.
Second top price of $5500 was paid for Gallrae 839 Rocky Lola 1304, this joined heifer boasted a BPI of +300 and sold to M & M Axford of Korumburra. Next top of $5200 was paid by Troy Smethurst of Athlone for Gallrae 715 Buddha Opeachy 966 (ET) VG 86, a top young cow with PI to 130.
Genetics Australia purchased Gallrae 991 Flamer Dora 1486 a 3 month old heifer calf with a BPI +318 at $4700. Emu Banks Holsteins of the Dickson Family in Western Victoria selected several lots including Gallrae Buddha 971 Lola 1110 at $4400 and Gallrae 1021 Montross 1217 at $4000.
Other noted sales included Gallrae Goldcrown Dora 987 (ET) at $4250, a top young cow with 3.6 % protein to W & J Stewart of Newbridge who selected several lots throughout the sale. Gallrae Twist Lola 982 (ET) VG, an 11th gen EX & VG with BPI +262 at $4000 and Gallrae Goldcrown Dora 983 (ET) GP with BPI +329 also at $4000 both selling to B Winter of Warragul.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report buyers were from all areas of Victoria.
39 lots sold to av $3,097