A huge online presence with more than 500 viewing and a capacity crowd at the Tinamba Hotel for the live auction of the Cultivate made sure it went off most successfully and established a new Jersey breed record.
Sale hosts Mitchell & Lyndsey Flemming and Callum Moscript put forward a wonderful group of Jerseys, Holsteins and an Ayrshire and Brown Swiss.
Topping the sale and setting a new Breed record for an Australian bred unjoined heifer was Wanstead FCG Fernleaf at $23,000. This correct 10 month old heifer is from the Breeds only EX 96 cow Wanstead Valentino Fernleaf and was consigned by R & A Heath, C Moscript and M & L Flemming, she was secured by Araluen Park Jerseys, Saunders & Day of Yarragon.
Next top of the evening at $16,000 was Brookbora Love Lies 812, EX 90, completing 7 gens EX she had won the Snr 3 yo at the NSW State Show, she sold a/c S & D Bacon and was purchased by C Davis of Longwarry North.
Sharing equal third Jersey high of the sale was Lightning Ridge MB Bontino Rose (Imp.ET) a daughter of the All American Intermediate Champion SV Velocity Rosie, EX 93 completing 13 gens of EX back to Monarch Rosel, EX the All American, WDE & Royal Champion at $12,000 a/c Moscript, Borba & Patten selling to A & C Coombes, NSW.
At the same money was Impression FCG Metalic Rosegold backed by 12 gens EX also down from Rosel, EX a/c M & L Flemming and C Moscript selling to R Salter of Kerang, Vic.
The well known Gelbeado Park herd of P & L Mumford paid $11,000 for Lightning Ridge MB Roll The Dice Fern a full sister to the current Adelaide Royal Supreme Intermediate Champion, she sold at $12,000 a/c Patten, Moscript & Borba.
Setting a new record for an unborn Jersey calf was the choice of heifers from Hazel Vale Valentino Benita, EX 93 backed by many Royal Champions selling at $10,500 to Cherrylock Cattle Co from Moscript & Flemming.
Knight Farms of Stratford selected the super correct Rivendell Gigawatt Progress, a 10 month heifer who had won at the NSW State Show at $10,000 from S Menzies. Also at $10,000 was Lightning Ridge MB Kidrock Violin, a daughter of the EX 93 Kevetta Chrome Violin a/c Patten, Moscript & Borba.
Top selling Holstein at $11,000 was the current Sydney Royal and Vic Winter Fair Junior Champion Impression Diamondblack Dahlia selling a/c M & L Flemming to Shierlaw Dairy, NSW.
Three Holsteins reached $9,000 each, Glenavon Park Unstopabull Miranda-Red, a sister to the highly regarded Mirrand-PP selling from Isaac Stephens to M Meyland. Winwood Dylan Lola, a daughter of the current All Australian 3 year old a/c Nikora & Bleijendaal to Jones Family, Cypress Grove Holsteins and Impression Iggy Azalea-Red selling to Wootanga Park Dairies.
The one Brown Swiss, Tandara Omalley Heidi 323 a grand daughter of the IDW Grand Champion Tandara Etvei Heidi 217, EX sold at $12,500 to R Love a/c Ben Govett while the one Ayrshire a 4 month heifer Munden Farms Reynolds Klassy from an EX dam, same family as the 2023 IDW Supreme Grand Champion sold at $11,000 to Happy Ay Afr Syndicate, Ayrshire Breeders from several Countries.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock report the following Jersey details –
24 females av $8,960
1 embryo package at $1350 per embryo
1 Bull at $2500
26 Jerseys av $8,625.
9 Holsteins av $7,835.
1 Swiss at $12,500
1 Ayrshire at $11,000
37 lots gross $318,250
At the commencement of the sale a fundraising auction of Heifers, embryos and semen gross $18,850 to support Glen Gordon following a recent accident.