The much anticipated Murribrook First Stage Milking Herd Dispersal was recently staged on farm at Moss Vale, NSW to a large crowd along with near 500 viewing online through Elite Livestock Auctions.
Sale top of $23,000 was paid for the many time Show Champion Murribrook Goldwyn Verbena, EX 93.
This 9 year old was due to sexed Kingdoc and had produced to 1,058 kgs milk solids, she was purchased by Hightop Holsteins of Congupna, Vic. The same buyers also selected the outstanding 4 year old Murribrook Doorman Coco, VG 88, bred from the successful Candace family at $19,000.
Second high seller at $22,000 was Murribrook Diamond Vera, VG 87 on her 1st lactation, this magnificent young cow was one of several tremendous daughters of the top selling cow, Verbena to sell, she was purchased by the Partnership of Lightning Ridge, C Moscript, Acuity Cows and T Smethurst of Gippsland, Victoria.
Third high at $21,000 was Murribrook Diamond Vetta, VG, a grand daughter of Verbena, she sold to Lightning Ridge, C Moscript and B Salmon.
Long established Gippsland Breeders L & L Calder paid $18,000 for the VG 88 milking heifer Murribrook Diamond Chloe, she is a daughter of the EX 93, IDW Champion Goldwyn Candace.
Eloora Past Co of Deniliquin, NSW selected the very correct VG 86 milking heifer Murribrook Atwood Chanel at $17,000 along with Murribrook Diamond Vanity a very smart close to calving heifer at $11,000.
Large Gippsland Dairy Farmers Kevin and Helen Jones paid $16,000 for Murribrook Doorman Lana, EX 90.
They also selected at $13,000 Murribrook Brokaw Lola, EX 92 who completes 3 of 4 generations of EX and Murribrook Brawler Lola, EX 91 at $10,000, these 3 all came from the successful Skychief Lola maternal line.
The exciting Red Holstein Murribrook Redburst Sunsparkle, VG 88 bred from the World famous Scarlet family also sold to Gippsland, selling at $15,500 to the Staley Family of Yarram, Vic.
Lightning Ridge and Westmuir Holsteins teamed up to buy the VG 87 heifer, Murribrook Solomon Robina, a daughter of IDW Intermediate Champion Talent Robina at $13,000.
Col Cowan of Hannam Vale, NSW selected the 2018 Sydney Royal Junior Champion Murribrook Doorman Lauren (Imp.ET) VG 88 at $14,000. Western Victorian Breeders Bryan and Jo Dickson purchased Murribrook Doorman Villa, a daughter of Verbena, EX 93 at $12,000.
Paul Timbs of Jaspers Brush, NSW selected Murribrook Sanchez Miss, VG on her 1st lact at $11,000. While another local, Jim Strong of Albion Park paid $10,000 for the classy milking heifer Murribrook Diamond Velvet, a daughter of a former Sydney Royal Junior Champion.
The long established Glenalbas herd of Alan Garratty paid $10,000 for the wonderful cow Murribrook Brokaw Rae, EX a Show Champion bred from the Roxy family.
Victorian Breeder Ben Govett paid $10,000 for a beautiful uddered heifer, Murribrook Unix Candace along with the close to calving heifer Murribrook Doorman Ivy, a daughter of the Sydney Royal Champion Atwood Ivy also at $10,000.
An indication of how the quality remained throughout the sale was the very last cow of the sale Murribrook Goldwyn Chardonnay (Imp.ET) VG 87 sold at $12,000 to Somerelle Holsteins of Northern Victoria.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report the following details – 158 cows av $6,452, 14 joined heifers av $5,071, 172 Holsteins gross $1.090,500 and averaged $6,340