Victorian vendors Declan Patten and Brad Salmon staged the extremely successful ‘Best of the West’ Sale to a large online audience.
The sale was conducted from the DLS office in Tullamarine as a live open cry auction utilising the Elite Livestock livestreaming platform, while all lots remained on farm.
Sale top of $17,000 was reached for the incredible uddered freshly calved 3 year old, Westmuir Awesome Karly, VG, this mighty young cow is bred down from the All World winner Decrausaz Iron O’Kalibra, EX 97 and was purchased by Calderlea Holsteins of Meeniyan.
Next top of $11,000 was paid for the 7 month old heifer Lightning Ridge WSMR Tatoo Dandy (Imp.ET), this grand daughter of the Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion Co-Vale Dempsey Dina, EX 96 was purchased by H King and M Thompson of Tongala.
The Red cow Lightning Ridge Absolute Beauty who had recently classified VG 87 with an EX mammary is a grand daughter of the World famous Rainyridge Talent Barbara, EX 95 and sold at $7,700 to A Courtney of Camperdown.
There was spirited competition on the classy unjoined heifer Westmuir LR Crisp Rainy, she is bred down from the EX 97 James Rose cow and sold at $7,000 to T & D Cattle Co of Simpson. The same buyer also selected Westmuir Crushabull Whynot a daughter of an IDW Reserve Champion from the famous Whynot family at $6,000.
The last lot in the sale was the red heifer Westmuir LR Jordy Bambi, she is a daughter of the winning South Australian OFC 2 year old of 2019 and sold at $6,500 to Kintara Genetics of Athlone.
Progressive Northern Victorian breeders B & K Mitchell selected the stylish Lightning Ridge WSMR Doc Princess at $5,700 while Westmuir PGRS Kingdoc Asset due in the Spring to Admiral sold at $5,600, this fine heifer was bred down from the famed Chief Adeen family.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report 23 lots av $5,625. Buyers were from all parts of Victoria and Tasmania.