At the Vala Autumn Feature Sale held on farm at Toolamba, Vic there was great interest with the top selling lot Vala Sidekick Cheers (Imp.ET), an 11 month old direct daughter of famed North American Show Cow Unique Dempsey Cheers, EX 95 reaching top price of $26,000.
She was purchased by Royal and Towner of Camperdown, Vic. This clean, open framed quality heifer is not only from a World Dairy Expo Championship winner but is backed by 10 generations of EX & VG dams and is A2A2.
Top selling milking heifer was the heavy producing Vala Imax Salza (Imp.ET) bred from 10 gens EX & VG dams that include the former Global Impact Cow of the year, Ammon- Peachy Shauna, EX 91, she was purchased by Corra Lea Holsteins of Kerang at $5,500. The same buyer also selected Vala Bighit Havana (Imp.ET), a tremendous uddered milking heifer from yet another branch of the famous Martha Sheen maternal line at $5,200.
The Hibberson Family of Katunga selected several A2A2 lots including Vala Bighit Jediah (Imp.ET) a VG uddered heifer from a 16,000 litre dam at $5,000, they also purchased the top selling Bull Vala Jeronimo Jackel at $4,000.
Other noted sales included Vala Bandares Mocha, a snug uddered 2 year old boasting a gBPI of +414 at $4,750 selling to regular Vala buyer B Winter of Warragul.
The Kayton herd of R & R Robbins at Cohuna paid $4,600 for Vala Maserati Bee (Imp.ET) bred from 10 gens of EX & VG and $4,250 for the capacious milking Red heifer Vala Yoda Lotto bred from the Lila Z family.
This years Vala sale was held on farm with the sale lots displayed on large TV screen with all animals in nearby holding paddocks and livestreamed with Elite Livestock Auctions.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report –25 females av $4,420 5 Bulls av $3,100; 30 Holsteins av $4,200.