The inaugural Vala Holstein Spring Feature Sale created wide spread interest from Holstein enthusiasts from throughout Australia and overseas.
Sale top of $4,900 was paid for Vala Crush Haley, this A2A2 heifer due next May to Mirand-PP was bred down from the dual World Dairy Expo Champion RF Goldwyn Hailey, EX 97, she sold to R & H Perrett of Kongwak. The same buyers also selected Vala Banderes Alsissa, A2A2 at $4,500. She is due in May to Andreas-P, she has a BPI of +276 and is bred down from the famed Durham Atlee family.
Second high of $4,750 was Vala Doorman Shimmer (Imp.ET) bred from 9 generations of EX & VG from the Blondin Supra maternal line, she sold to K & H Jones of Foster. These same buyers purchased several lots including Vala Atwood Bertha, A2A2 at $4,250.
Many breeders were complimentary about Vala Splendid Taryn (Imp.ET) She sold with a net merit of $720 and is bred down from MS Welcome Uno Taryn, VG and sold to Hillco P/L of Cudgewa, Vic at $4,500.
Also at $4,500 was Vala Jedi Snooky, A2A2 a very correct May calving heifer bred down from the famed Gillete 2nd Wind family, she sold to View Fort Holsteins.
Other noted sales included Vala Crush Hailey at $4,400 to Gorbro Holsteins of Cohuna. Vala Kingboy Lambada (Imp.ET) at $4,300 to Benevento Park Holsteins of Undera, these buyers also selected Vala Doorman Shine at $4,200.
Vala Polar Altitude at $4,000 to J & C Ireland of Lockington and
Vala Splendid Sunnyday (Imp.ET) at $4,000 to Calister Dairy of Calivil.
Buyers were from all dairying areas of Victoria along with South Australia, there was also a strong demand from International buyers in Malaysia and Pakistan for heifers with elite pedigrees.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report 98 Heifers av $2,660, 9 Bulls av $1,870
and 107 Holsteins gross $277,275 Av $2,591.