South Australian Ayrshire Breeders staged the inaugural SA Ayrshire Spectacular Sale with all lots on display at Mt Gambier Showgrounds and the auction conducted from a DLS Office in Victoria and livestreamed by Elite Livestock Auctions with buyers and bidders from SA, Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and Queensland.
The sale top of $7,750 was paid for the ‘Pick of Twins’ Omega Gen Reagan Rose offered by Ben and Caitlyn Hentschke.
This top line heifer is from an EX 90 Doublewhammy who has won Champion Cow of the 2018 Fanfare Show with the 3rd & 4th dams also EX and bred from the famed Star Rose family, she was purchased by the Hayter Family of Euberta, NSW.
These buyers also selected the 2nd top lot, Boldview Burd Rebilla a direct Burdette daughter from a VG dam with 336 kgs fat and much potential, she was sold by Boldview Farms at $5,100.
Third high seller at $4,950 was Boldview Famous Addition, a daughter of UK sire Hunnington Famous from a dam with PI’s of 123, she was purchased by L & J Gass of Princetown, Vic.
The same buyers also selected the correct unjoined heifer Geelunga Max Hailey bred down from the Adelaide Royal Champion Cow Geelunga Admiral Hilly, VG 88 at $4,400, she was sold by Greg Edmonds of Meadows, SA.
Other noted sales included Cher-Bar Bigstar Milka, a 6 month heifer from the top young VG 88 2nd lact cow Cher-Bar Ginger Milka, she sold at $4,300 to Sam Hentschke. Boldview Misfame Tess, a smart rising yearling sold at $3,800 to G Klatt of Mt Barker.
Ferguson Farms of Toolamba, Vic were strong buyers throughout the sale, their selections included Omega- Gen Bigtime Avicii a daughter of Rockvale Burdette Avie 5, VG 87 at $4,000 and the outstanding unjoined heifer Boldview Ginger Model also at $4,000.
The rising 2 year old bull, Boldview Famous Speck, a son of the 2017 Adelaide Royal Supreme All Breeds Champion Cow Boldview Bonaparte Spect, EX 92 sold at $4,000 to A, D & J Kordupel of Camperdown, Vic.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report the following details –
18 Winter/Spring calving heifers av $3,311 12 Summer 21/22 calving heifers av $2,133 6 Calved heifers av $2,367
13 Unjoined heifers av $2,877
1 Bull at $4,000
1 Embryo package at $4,000
51 Ayrshires av $2,840 for a total clearance.