Dairy Farmers from all parts of Gippsland along with Western Victoria were keen to secure the outstanding Holsteins on offer at the Koonwarra Selling Centre offered by Marco and Rita Payette of Driffield.
Sale top of $9000 was paid by Rose Grange Past. Co of Little River in Western Victoria for Jenamy Doorman Calinu 1607 (Imp.ET).
This tremendous uddered 4 year old had calved 2 weeks and is from Vieuxsaule Seaver Calina, EX 94 with the next dam the 43 SBC Allen Dragonfly, EX 94.
Other members of this famed maternal line were in strong demand and included a 1stGrade milking daughter of the high selling cow at $6,500 selling to D & A Mathews of Dumbalk.
Lot 50 was another 1stGrade also from this line, she sold at $5,000 to T & J Clark of Nerrena and also displayed a wonderful udder.
The same buyer also selected Jenamy Kingboy Elvina 1704, a 3 year old who had produced 10,000 litres on her 1st lactation, she sold at $4,000.
The 4 year old Unix daughter, Kassandra 1615 milking 47 litres sold at $3,900 to I & M Conn of Hedley. These same buyers selected several top cows including a pen of 3 all by Brigham at $3,750 each.
There were many high quality milking heifers, they included a line with beautiful udders by Uppercut, they topped at $3,700 for lot 90 who was from a Superpower dam selling to D & A Mathews.
A pen of 3 by the same sire sold at $3200 each to A Harrison of Nerrena while a pen of 4 by Cedarwood sold at $3250 each to Rose Grange.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report the following detail –
56 Milking Heifers av $2,957 95 Cows av $2,708, 151 Holsteins gross $422,900 Av $2,801