Unborn Blondin Alpha daughter tops Best of the West sale at $18,500

Westmuir Doorman Vellous VG87 sold as Lot 7.

A large crowd of interested breeders from around Australia were at Westmuir Holstein Farm, Bungandor in Western Victoria and online with Elite for the Best of the West 3 Sale with a sale top of $18,500.

The top price was paid for the first choice of heifers due in July by Blondin Alpha from Hodglynn Warrior Mariah-Red, a sister to the 2022 Royal Winter Fair Supreme Champion Blondin RD Unstopabull Maple-R, EX 94.

This choice sold a/c A Peatling, Vic & Karnview Farms of Canada to the Hawthorn Glen herd of C Stone & Family, Katunga.

Equal top selling live lots at $13,000 were Westmuir Crushabull Harmony, VG 87, a 4 yo from a sister to the EX 95 Weeksdale Judges Harmony selling to Smethurst Park & Lightning Ridge.

Also at this figure was Westmuir Doorman Vellous, VG 87 backed by 5 gens EX selling to S & L Coombes, NSW. The same buyer also selected Westmuir 1stGrade Taberet, VG 88 at $9,500.

Several lots sold at $10,000, these included lot 1, Westmuir Beemer Bright who just classified EX completing 9 gens EX selling to R Russell of Carpendeit. Westmuir Awesome Bright, VG 87 an exceptional uddered young cow also from the Barbies selling to Elm Banks. J Jenkins of Jancourt East also paid $10,000 for the 6 month old calf Sunnyview Rager Lustre-Red backed by the Idee Lustre, EX 95 family.

Other noted sales included Westmuir Chief Tiffany, EX at $9,500 selling to Datumvale Holsteins, Tasmania. Westmuir Kingdoc Ally, VG 86 backed by the Chief Adeen family at $9,100 selling to L Gardiner. Lightning Ridge Altitude Angel-Red, a 5 month old heifer from the Apples at $9,000 to Maxmount Holsteins and Westmuir Crushabull Rose, VG 87 bred from the Blackrose family also at $9,000 to Smethurst Park Holsteins.

The Jersey heifer Rockstar SWD Gentry Jenny 2, a daughter of the 2022 Sydney Royal Supreme Champion, Bushlea Irwins Jenny, EX 94 sold at $10,000 to C Allen of NSW.

Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report the following details –

49 lots gross $318,950      Av $6,510

This included 22 Cows from Westmuir to av $7,715.