The inaugural Portraits of Success Sale hosted by Franchise and Sun Vale Holsteins was indeed a success.
Held at the Pavilion Café and Bar by the Ocean at Warrnambool provided a wonderful atmosphere for the large crowd.
All lots were presented on a large screen with video and still portraits and were entered to be shown at the 2020 International Dairy Week.
The first lot, the 2019 winning 3 year old from IDW, Bluechip TT Golddust Frosty backed by many EX dams including the dual World Dairy Expo Grand Champion Roy Frosty topped the sale at $31,000 selling to the Frosty & Franchise Syndicate from both Australia & USA.
Second high of the night was the 2019 Reserve Intermediate Champion Jersey, Salvation Black Ginger, EX 91. This huge 4 year old also backed by several EX dams sold at $14,300 to C Allen of Cobargo, NSW.
Third top lot was the yearling Holstein Lightning Ridge Jacoby Lustre (Imp.ET), this classy heifer has a PTAT of +3.66 and sold a/c Angus Fraser to K Cash at $8,500.
Many breeders were full of praise for the young Jersey Cow Brookbora Love Lies 735 on a/c the Bacon Family, this extra deep pedigree, very good uddered 3 year old sold at $7,700 to N Hart & Quality Ridge of Girgarre.
South Australian buyers Ashtaney Jerseys purchased the great young cow Jenbro Tequila Marmalade at $6,000.
Other noted sales included the very capacious Holstein heifer Sun Vale Solomon Josie 2 at $5,800 to Brad Salmon. Lightning Ridge CMD Casino Karlie a grand daughter of the EX 95 World Dairy Expo Champion Excitation Karlie at $5,100. While the yearling Red Holstein Sun Vale Unstoppabul Ronnie sold at $5,000 to C Pulham of Fish Creek.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report buyers were from all parts of Victoria along with SA, NSW and the USA.
6 Jerseys av $6,750 16 Holsteins av $5,859 22 lots av $6,102
The vendors are to be congratulated on their willingness to host such an event.