The Master Breeder Tomargo Recluse herd of Steve and Erika Chesworth and family of Dubbo, NSW held a successful on farm sale before a large crowd of breeders from throughout NSW and watching online via the Elite platform.
Sale top of $14,000 was paid for the exceptional uddered 2nd lactation Tomargo Recluse Bradnick Babydoll, VG 87 (pictured), backed by many gens of VG dams, she had produced 11,124 litres at 2 years and was purchased by W & J Brown of Tamworth.
Next top of $9,100 was paid by Cameron Yarnold of Killawarra, NSW for Tomargo Recluse Croteau Apricot, a VG 86 heifer by Unix from a VG 89 Solomon dam bred from the famed Alison family.
Hunter Valley Breeders Michael Hassett and family selected several top lots including Tomargo Solomon Hilda, a 7th gen EX & VG 3 year old at $7,000, Tomargo Recluse Elijah Felicity a VG 86 heifer at $6,500 and Tomargo Recluse Sunlight Susan backed by 3 VG dams at $6,000.
Many were loud in praise of the stylish 3 year old Tomargo Recluse Bradict Dee, VG 87, she was milking 55 litres and is from an EX 91, 3E Dictator dam with over 100,000 litres, she sold at $6,600 to Shannon Past. Co of Numurkah, Vic. A most impressive young cow was Tomargo Recluse Walnut Ally, VG selling at $6,500.
Victorian breeder A Harrison buying online selected Tomargo Recluse Bradnick Helen a 10th gen EX & VG 4 year old at $6,250.
Ken and Margaret Atkins of Tamworth selected a fine group of young cows including Tomargo Recluse Bankroll Monique, VG 89 at $6,100 and Tomargo Recluse Wildman Becky, EX 90 at $6,000. Nundah Past. Co of Scotts Flat selected several top cows including the 13th gen VG 5 year old Tomargo Recluse Bradnick Countess at $6,100 and Tomargo Recluse Diamond Dandy a correct 2 year old by Diamonback at $6,000.
Volume buyers of the day included T, N & R Coombes of Manilla, in their large group was the 11,144 litre young cow Tomargo Recluse Aftershock Aleta at $6,100.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report that 50 lots sold for $5,000 or more and that 67 were purchased through the Elite Livestock Auctions platform.
Buyers were from all parts of NSW along with many going to Victoria.
The offering was in milk young cows including 150 on their first lactation.
The vendors must be congratulated on the uniformity of the whole line and wonderful udders displayed.
A total of 229 Holsteins grossed $966,300 and averaged $4,220