A wonderful crowd was at Ripplebrook in West Gippsland for the Complete Dispersal Sale of the Kings Vale Jersey Milking Herd of David and Sharron Anderson.
Established in 1886 Kings Vale was famous for their renowned Rosella, Brunette and Linda Cow Families.
Sale top of $13,000 was paid for lot 1, Kings Vale Rosella 438, EX 92 the current Melbourne Royal Supreme Champion.
This Vanahlem 6 year old has produced over 8,200 litres and is on target to produce 9,000 litres this season, she was purchased by the well known Kings Ville herd of R & K Anderson of Drouin West.
The 3 year old Valentino daughter of this cow recently classified EX sold at $6,000 to Saunders and Day of Shady Creek while the 2 year old daughter by Chrome who showed great potential sold at $4,000 to M & C Wilson of Drouin West.
Second high seller at $10,000 was the outstanding 3 year old Kings Vale Valentino Madge 3, VG 89 backed generations of high rated sires and much respected Denison Park genetics, she sold to Saunders and Day.
Her maternal sister Kings Vale Ken Madge, EX 91 sold at $8,250 to D & A Mathews of Langdale Jerseys at Dumbalk.
Next high of $8,000 was paid for Kings Vale Rosella 443, EX 92, this tremendous 4 year old Valentino daughter sold to Creed and Russell of Garvoc, the same buyer also selected her 2 year old Premier daughter, Kings Vale Rosella 453 at $5,500 along with Kings Vale Brunette 343, EX a deep pedigree Celebrity daughter at $6,000.
The very stylish Reserve Champion of the Melbourne Royal, Kings Vale Icey Silvermine, EX 93 sold at $6,000 to Saunders and Day.
Local Breeders R & T Attenborough purchased Kings Vale Linda 441, EX a Celebrity 4 year old backed by many generations of EX dams at $5,500 and the exceptional 2 year old Kings Vale Brunette 354 by Marcin at $5,000.
Launder Farms of Tarwin selected Kings Vale Rosella 451 also by Marcin at $5,500 while R & K Anderson paid $4,000 for Kings Vale Irwin Melaine, VG 88.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report buyers were from all parts of Gippsland along with Western Victoria, Northern Victoria and Southern NSW.
The sale summary is 93 Jersey cows av $2,927, 3 Heifers due Autumn 2020 av $ 2,180 for 96 Jerseys to gross $278,650 and Av $2,903.