Two week old heifer calf sold for $63,000 at Busybrook Obsession Sale

Busybrook Lambda Footloose

The much anticipated Busybrook Obsession Sale held on farm in North Otago, New Zealand for Nathan and Amanda Bayne created much interest from Holstein enthusiasts, reaching a sale top of $63,000.

This was paid for the two week old heifer calf by Delta Lambda from the 2022 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion Oakfield Solom Footloose, EX 97, USA.

This lot and 12 others are based at Robsvue Holsteins, South Australia, and she was purchased after a long bidding war by Darren Crawford of NSW.

The same buyer also selected the 2 week old heifer calf by Delta Lambda from MS Beautys Black Velvet, EX 96, the All American Aged Cow of 2021 & 2022 at $27,000 and Busybrook Apple NYC-Red a 12 month Unstopabull grand daughter of Apple-Red, EX 96 at $13,500.

Other noted sales of lots based in Australia included a pick of full sisters to the Royal Winter Fair Supreme Champion Blondin RD Unstopabull Maple-Red, EX 94 due to be born in September 2024 at $18,000 to C Allen of Cobargo, NSW.

A $17,000 for Busybrook Chief Lemagic, a 2 month old daughter of Comestar Lamagic Impression, EX 93 selling to Misty Brae Holsteins, SA. Busybrook Apple Blossom-Red, a 3 year old direct daughter of Apple-Red, EX 96 sold to J Jennings and J Van Dyk of Chapple Vale, Vic at $15,000.

Topping the lots in New Zealand at $35,000 was first choice heifer due in June by Lambda from Kingsway Caught A Vibe, the 2023 Junior Champion at World Dairy Expo and backed by a further 3 gens of All American winners purchased by Full On Farming, North Island.

The $23,000 for Busybrook Lamda Barbra a direct daughter of 2019 World Dairy Expo Grand Champion, Gold Barbara, EX 96, she was due in July to Dropbox. The $21,000 for Busybrook Lambda Shakira also due to Dropbox, she is from a VG 87 daughter of Shakira, EX 97.

Many Breeders were full of praise on the red heifer Busybrook Jordy Beauty bred down from Rainyridge Talent Barbara, EX 95 selling at $21,000 and Busybrook Lambda Apple who sold at $20,000.

Auctioneer at the sale was Brian Leslie OAM, agents in NZ were PGG Wrightson and for the Australian lots Dairy Livestock Services, they report 134 Holsteins gross $1,251,700 to average $9,341