The dual Master Breeder ‘Kentish Downs’ herd of the Jensen Family of Yankalilla, South Australia recently staged their First Stage Complete Dispersal Sale at the Mortlake, Vic, selling centre.
The 200 cows were transported some 8 hours the day prior to the sale and travelled extremely well, on arrival they were washed and let loaf in large undercover soft floor pens fed ample hay and given water.
They presented very well on sale day. A great credit to the Livestock Transporters and all agents involved. Indeed a wonderful herd of high production Holsteins being bred by the vendors for some 60 years.
Sale top of $6,600 was Kentish Downs Topsy Maggie, VG 86 a rising 7 year old with records to 11,934 litres 405 kgs protein 578 kgs fat, she is by De-Su Topsy from a VG 87, 511 kg fat Breakout dam and was purchased by Peter Fullerton of Nirranda.
Second high at $6,200 was Kentish Downs Superlucky Sooty a rising 5 year old with records to 463 kgs fat, she was purchased by Northern Victorian buyer Scott McKillop.
This buyer selected several top cows including Kentish Downs Josuper Tricia, Boastful Tricia and Shackleton Pride all at $5,000 each.
M & M Fleming of Timboon selected many top young cows including Kentish Downs Balist Pride at $5,500 and Kentish Downs Con Sally at $5,000.
East Gippsland buyer Rohan Bingley purchased Kentish Downs Stone Pride a tremendous type cow with records to 548 kgs fat at $5,400 and Kentish Downs Listo Pride a top young Balisto daughter at $5,000.
Northern Victorian buyers J & L Edwards selected a large group of Autumn calving cows including Kentish Downs Monterey Pride at $5,100.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report 116 Feb – March calving cows av $3,753 Overall 200 Holsteins gross $683,850
-Dairy Livestock Services