A new breed record was reached for an unjoined heifer at the Victorian Branch Guernsey Sale held at the Rochester Showgrounds when Glamorous Kakadu Barbell, 9 month old heifer sold a/c Andrew and Abbey Crawford of Numbaa, NSW to Ray Perkins and Shirleen Evans of Laceby, Vic at $17,000.
This exceptional quality Prada Kakadu daughter from a Ladysman daughter of the 2019 IDW Grand Champion Cow Exkwizit Active Barbell backed by the famed Brookleigh B family had many admirers and is sure to be heard of much more.
Next top price of $11,000 was for lot 1, Rockmar Penney Koala, this deep framed 12 month daughter of Kearla Latimer Koala 4, EX, the 2023 Reserve Champion Cow of IDW sold a/c M & R Shea of Bacchus Marsh to the Sean Tomkins Syndicate of NSW. The same buyers also selected Glamorous Ladysman Fancy, a daughter of Golden Ray Fancy 3, EX, 3E with 496 kgs fat at $5,000.
The Crawfords also sold Glamorous Design Barbell, an 8 month old daughter of the Active Barbell cow at $6,500 to P & C Castles of Allansford, Vic. The same buyers also selected Meadow Vale LB Dynamic a daughter of 2 time Sydney Royal Championship winner Meadow Vale Judgment Dynamic from Dorrigo, NSW Breeders M & J Moore also at $6,500.
Other noted sales included the very stylish heifer Rockmar Vengeance Jackie who sold due to sexed Denzel at $5,500 to I Ross of Poowong from M & R Shea. Evan Perkins of Herriot Hill Guernseys, NSW paid $5,000 for the 8 month old Glamorous Daniels Delma from a 4.2% protein dam with several generations of VG.
I & S Gallus of Riverton Guernseys, Strathmerton sold a large line of heifers topping at $4,500 for Riverton Design Glory selling to A & D White of Alberton, Vic who selected several lots throughout the sale.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services commend the great crew of sale organisers on their exceptional presentation of the sale line up. They also report there was online bidding through Elite from all States in Australia.
25 Heifers av $4,390; 1 embryo package sold at $800 per embryo.
-Dairy Livestock Services