Western Australian Guernsey Breeders, Colin and Elda Gilbert transported 25 Heifers and one young bull from their North Dandalup farm to the Rochester, Vic Showgrounds to stage a World record breaking sale.
The large crowd of Breed enthusiasts were most complimentary of the outstanding quality and presentation of the offering that were backed up by excellent pedigrees of very high production and classification.
Sale top of $16,500, a new National Breed record for an unjoined heifer was Gilbert Milos Haiti, an extremely correct 13 month old daughter of Gilbert Haiti, VG 88 with records to 366 kgs protein and 545 kgs fat.
This superb heifer was purchased by MB Daley P/L of Millaa View Farms, Millaa Millaa, North Qld. The same buyer also selected the classy yearling Gilbert Milos Alexia bred from a VG Judgment dam with 378 kgs fat at $10,000.
Second top lot at $13,000 was Gilbert Milos Pricilla a 16 month old heifer from a 5th gen EX & VG Legend dam with 347 kgs fat, she was purchased by M & P Gray of Rollands Plains, NSW.
Third high of $12,000 was paid by Sarah Carver of Tallangatta Valley, Vic for the joined heifer Gilbert Sigfrieds Mildew backed by the noted Brookleigh ‘M’ family. This buyer selected several top lots throughout the sale.
Next high of $11,000 was reached 4 times. Dorrigo, NSW Breeders M & J Moore selected the Twin 7 month old heifers Gilbert Milos Maya and Macy, two superb type calves at $11,000 each. AB & DL White of Alberton, Vic selected Gilbert Milos Reggie backed by very high PI dams at $11,000 while Tony Lenehan of Princetown, Vic also paid $11,000 for Gilbert Sigfrieds Helen 3, a daughter of a VG 88 Prada dam with 439 kgs fat.
Sean Tomkins of Croone, NSW selected Gilbert Milos Haitsbury an Autumn calving heifer of exceptional type at $10,000. Also at $10,000 was Gilbert Milos Gloria a very stylish yearling heifer selling to A Crawford of Numbaa, NSW.
The large crowd on site along with over 170 bidders and viewers online via the Elite Livestock Auctions platform bid strongly throughout the sale.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report buyers were from Qld,
many parts of NSW & Victoria along with Tasmania, South Australia and the U.A.E.
Sale cattle were presented by Andy Cullen, Darby Norris and a great crew.
25 Heifers sold to average $9,260 to create a new World record average for a Guernsey sale.
1 rising yearling bull at $5,000 26 Guernseys gross $236,500
-Dairy Livestock Services