The Dispersal Sale of Autumn calving heifers from the Master Breeder Eagle Ridge herd of Russell and Kerry Eagle and the dual Master Breeder Ingoldale herd of Jim and Dot Gilmore met with strong competition at Shepparton on March 6.
Sale top of $7,100 was reached when Eagle Ridge Eric GC Pauline, a daughter of a 3rd gen EX Goldchip dam with over 510 kgs fat sold to K & H Jones of Foster, these Breeders had already purchased the dam at last years milking herd Dispersal.
The same buyers also selected Eagle Ridge Saturn Con Polka at $5,200, a freshly calved daughter of the EX 93, Red cow Contender L Polka who had records to 605 kgs fat.
Second high of the sale was Eagle Ridge Beemer B Kitty at $5,250, this heifer sold due to sexed Tatoo and is from a 13,000 litre dam by Bradnick, she was purchased by Spunner Pastoral of Berrigan, NSW.
M, J & C Staley of Yarram returned to select several top heifers including Eagle Ridge McDougal Betsy at $5,000, a very correct heifer from a VG Daryl dam with a PI of 132 bred back to the famed Murribrook Beciee family. Same buyers also selected Eagle Ridge Bankroll B Polka from a 433 kg protein dam at $4,000 and Crush Y Tiffany at $3,900.
Other noted sales included Eagle Ridge Crush D Pauline a daughter of noted show cow Dreams Pauline at $4,700 to R & J White of Hansonville. Krishlaye Holsteins from South Gippsland selected two top heifers, Eagle Ridge Impression Pauline from a 505 kg fat Shottle dam at $4,500 and Bankroll B Paula at $4,000 she is from a 3rd gen EX dam this buyer had purchased at the herd sale last year.
Eloora Past. Co of Blighty, NSW paid $4,100 for Eagle Ridge Devour D Paula from a VG 87 465 kg fat dam. S & J Sieben of Torrumbarry paid $3,900 each for Eagle Ridge Bankroll D Polly from a 5% fat Doorman dam and Crush L Polly from a 130 PI dam.
The stylish Ingoldale line topped at $4,250 for Ingoldale Sweet Tossette, a very correct fresh calved Gold daughter selling to Eloora Past. Co.
Next top of $4,000 was reached twice for the freshly calved Sweet Mandy bred down from the USA Bootmaker Mandy line and Luxus Irene bred back to the renowned Quality Irene family, both heifers wet to the Staley Family.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report buyers were from most parts of Northern Victoria along with Gippsland, Western Victoria and NSW. It was pleasing to see so many return buyers, a wonderful indication the cows perform well in their new homes.
As both vendors have relinquished dairying they will have a further heifer dispersal mid year.
Sale details –
Eagle Ridge – 55 Heifers av $3,250 Ingoldale – 30 Heifers av $2,520 85 Holstein Heifers gross $254,200 Av $2,990 for a complete clearance.