Holstein enthusiasts from around Australia were keen to secure the quality Holsteins on offer at the recent Spring Selection Sale in Shepparton.
Sale top of $9,500 was paid for True Blue Sidekick Alana from a VG 89 Doorman then four more gens of EX dams and sold due to sexed Eye Candy this smart heifer sold a/c T & M Somerville to Hallyburton Farms of Cobden.
Second top lot at $7,250 was the milky 3rd lact cow Newhope Chief Summer, VG. This great young cow sold a/c Bruce Fuller to B Glass of Gundowring and was backed by many gens of high yielding EX & VG cows.
The same vendor also sold Vala Imax Salsa, VG bred from the Martha Sheen family at $6,250 to L Prout of Kerang and Newhope Arrow Whynot, a lovely fresh calved heifer to K Verrall of Tongala.
Third high seller at $7,000 was the 6 year old cow Eagle ridge Prism M Tiffany currently milking 49 litres she sold a/c Russell Farms to Hawthorn Glen Holsteins of Katunga.
Other noted sales included True Blue Jacot Jodie, a classy heifer due to sexed Lambda and from an EX Damion dam from the famed Fradon Jody family, she sold to Johnston Park Holsteins of Tatura at $6,500. Gapstead Holsteins of M & F Harvey sold a wonderful line of cows including Dryfield Bradnick Rita milking 54 litres at $6,400 to L Prout and Cherribah Hitest Quiz a great uddered cow milking 45 litres at $5,750 also to L Prout.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report – 50 Registered Holsteins av $3,765, 36 Commercial Holsteins av $2,560, 86 Holsteins gross $280,300 Av $3,260
-Dairy Livestock Services