Jersey fanciers from all parts of Victoria were at Shepparton for the Dispersal of the Yalcara Jersey Herd of Peter and Lyn Sprunt, there was also more than 175 people viewing the auction online through Elite.
Sale top of $10,750 was paid for the VG 88 heifer Yalcara Ahlem Maid 2, this magnificent young cow was by Vanahlem bred from the Invergelly Radiant Maid maternal line with her 3rd dam being an IDW winner and Adelaide Royal Champion, she was purchased by the Maid Partnership of Western Victoria.
Second top of $9,000 was the tremendous framed 3 year old, Yenolam Vanahlem Althea, bred directly from the Greenridge Chief Althea family, she sold to Araluen Park Jerseys of Yarragon.
These buyers also selected the beautiful uddered cow Yenolam David Vanilla 4 bred from many gens of EX dams at $5,400. Third high at $6,250 was Yalcara Ahlem Gleam 4, EX an outstanding young cow bred down from Merriland Fair Gleam, EX (Imp.NZ), she was selected by C Ferrari of Princetown.
This buyer also selected Yalcara Ahlem Barb, EX 90 bred from the BIE BB Babe line at $4,600.
The cover cow Yenolam Vanahlem Desire, EX 92, a wonderful big open framed cow from the Oaklea Desire (NZ) line sold at $6,000 to Kaarmona Jerseys. These buyers also selected Yalcara Ahlem Gleam 3, EX 91 at $5,600 and Yenolam David Duchess, VG 88 at $4,500.
The Wanstead Jersey herd of R & A Heath paid $5,700 for the VG 87 heifer Yalcara ValentinoVanilla 2 and $4,500 for Yalcara Valentino Peace a fine uddered 2 year old bred down from 10 gens of EX dams.John Brian of Tongala selected a few outstanding cows with deep pedigrees including Yenolam David Althea at $5,750. C & M Gleeson of Koroit were volume buyers with their top selection Yenolam Edison Mancell at $5,500.
Other noted sales included Yalcara Ahlem Cyclamen at $4,400, Yalcara Ahlem Barb 4 at $4,300, Yalcara Crystal Dalene also at $4,300, Yenolam David Bouquet at $4,250, Mikandan Barnabas Lizabeth 2362, EX 92 at $4,100, Yalcara Ahlem Barb 3 at $4,100, Glenarron Silver 87, EX at $4,100, Yenolam David Duchess 3 at $4,100 and Yenolam David Vashti 4 at $4,000.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report there were buyers from all parts of Victoria along with several buying online from throughout NSW and Tasmania.
A total of 142 Cows av $2,928, 6 Autumn 2021 calving heifers av $2,008 and 3 Bulls av $2,500.
Semen sold to $150 per straw for Vanahlem Sale gross was $454,140