Young Northern Victorian Holstein Breeders recently staged a successful on property Major Dispersal Sale selling to dairy farmers from all parts of Victoria to both buyers on site and on the Elite Livestock online platform.
Sale top of $12,000 was paid for the ultra dairylike young cow, Quality Ridge Windbrook Bonnie (Imp.ET.Can) (pictured).
This 5 year old is a daughter of famous Canadian, Australian bred cow Fraeland Goldwyn Bonnie, EX 95, she was currently milking 2.9 kgs milk solids.
She sold to G & M Anderson of Yarroweyah, these buyers also selected the equal second high selling Grade cow, a 5 year old Aftershock daughter at $4,000.
Next high of $10,000 was paid for Quality Ridge Aftershock Jane, VG 87, this 4 year old due again next Autumn sold to Marungi Park Holsteins who also selected the recently classified VG heifer Quality Ridge Awesome Bonnie 803 at $8,000, the same buyer also paid top price of the Grade cows at $4,200 for a 5 year old by AltaHulk miking 47 litres.
Much of the crowd were loud in praise of the heifers sired by 1stGrade, they sold to a top of $8,000 for an App. 3, 2 year old Quality Ridge 1stGrade Willa, selling to R & T Attenborough of Poowong.
Quality Ridge 1stGrade Plum, VG on 1st lactation, a grand daughter of former Semex State On Farm Winner Leader Plum, EX 94, 7E sold at $6,400 to Hillco P/l of Cudgewa.
The same buyers also selected Quality Ridge 1stGrade Amya, VG 85 at $6,000, Quality Ridge Emperor Esme, VG at 2 years at $5,000 and an outstanding Commercial cow at $4,000.
Other noted sales include Quality Ridge Baltimor Alice, EX at $6,200 to Krishlaye Holsteins of Nerrena and Westmuir Solomon Princess at $5,000 to A Wright of Bunyip.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report that all cows presented in outstanding form, the herd was milking 35 litres daily.
63 Registered Stud and Appendix Cows av $3,609
110 Grade cows av $2,686
173 Holsteins gross $522,850 and average $3,022