Saturday, October 6, 2012
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EXPO BREED SALES OFFER NOTHING LESS THAN THE BEST
MADISON, WISCONSIN – The sales kicked off on Tuesday, October 2 in the evening with the Top of the World Jersey Sale. The 2012 sale sold 37 lots that averaged at $2,669.59. A first choice out of Avonlea Connected To Kanada-ET consigned by Craig Walton, was the highest selling lot. The choice was purchased by Bailee & Calla Mazzaro and Duane Cole of Williamsfield, Ohio for $9,100. The second highest selling lot, Ahlem Valentino Bess 39705, sold for $7,200. Bess was consigned by William Ahlem, Jr., of Hilmar Calif. and purchased by River Valley Farm, Tremont, Ill. The sale included buyers from 11 different states and Canada, and three purchases were made via WDE Online Auction.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Sharwards Calimero Megan, EX-94 2E, Reserve Grand Champion of the 2012 International Ayrshire Open Show, topped the 2012 World Ayrshire Event Sale. Consigned by Kurt Wolf and Gene Hall Jr., of Epworth, Iowa, Megan sold for $15,000. Out of Sharwards Ramius Megan and sired by Margot Calimero, Megan was sold to Megan Syndicate of Stitzer, Wis. The second highest selling lot, Covey-P&A Reality Jolly, sold for $4,350 to Jacob Worden of Delwein, Iowa. She was consigned by P&A Ayrshires of Dyersville, Iowa. Buyers in attendance were from five different states and two countries. The 2012 World Ayshire Event Sale sold 15 lots, nine of them live animal, five embryo and one pick of a flush. The live animal average was $4,355 and the embryo average was $420 per embryo.
Keeping up the excitement midweek, was the 2012 World Premier Brown Swiss Sale, held Thursday, October 4, 2012. Exceeding all in the 2012 sale was Top Acres Supreme Glow-ET, selling for a grand price of $10,250. Supreme Glow was consigned by Wayne E. Sliker from St. Paris, Ohio and bought by Lee Anns Swiss LLC of DeWitt, Iowa. A close price in the second highest lot for $9,700, Blessing Braiden Summer was bought by Caylee James of La Grange, Ind. Summer hails from Blessing Farms, her consigner, in Ft. Wayne, Ind. The Brown Swiss Sale had 28 lots with an average price of $5,298.
Immediately following the 2012 World Premier Brown Swiss Sale on Thursday, was the 2012 World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale. Four lots were sold at the 2012 sale at an average of $2,350, with buyers from four different states. Taking a top bid of $2,700 was Mulehill Lir Blue Belle EXP ET, consigned by Taylor Graves of Parksville, Ky. Blue Bell, a daughter of Clayside KR Dairybell 2A01 and Mysha-WO Advent Liriano ET, was purchased by Caitlyn Cull of Hartland, Wis. Bailey Larson, of Alma Center, Wis., was the consignor of the second highest lot, Rovin Mega Pie Amber-ET. Amber was sold to Sabrina Eick of Massillon, Ohio for $2,500.
The 2012 International Guernsey Classic Sale marked the start of a busy day of sales on Friday. Out of 30 lots, Chupps Hillpoint Fame Tippy-ET had the highest sale of $6,700. Tippy is sired by Millborne Tiller Fayes Fame and dam Knapps Hillpoint C Tipster-ET. She was consigned by Hillpoint & Chupp Farm, in Inola, Okla. and the Top Exhibitors Herd in the 2012 Guernsey Open Show. Tippy was purchased by Dan Basse, of Chicago, Ill. Marodore Farm-Lee Kohler & Family, was the consignor of the second highest bid, a first choice female out of Three Brooks Alstar Pixie and sired by Penny Lane Royal Oak Turley, was purchased by Steve Thomas of Greenwood, Wis., for $5,100. The average sale price was $3,130 amongst the 30 total lots.
Closing a week of exceptional sales with the most remarkable cattle in the world was the World Classic 2012 Holstein Sale. Elm-Park Geisha PP-RED-ET outsold all others, demanding a lofty price of $122,000 to David Jones Sahara Holsteins from Newport, United Kingdom. Geisha, out of Golden-Oaks Gwyn Perky and sired by Sandy-Valley Colt P-RED, was consigned by Elm Park Farms Ctd & Randy Kleinhans from Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Not far behind Geisha was Ms. M-P Dak 4777 Pie-Red-ET consigned by Rick Faber & Pond Hill Dairy LLC, Ft. Atkinson, Wis. Pie was sold to Alta Genetics Inc. of Alberta Canada for the grand price of $115,000. Pie, the number one GTPI Red and GNM Red in the U.S., is out of Ms. M-P Lawn Boy Posey-ET and sired by Kings-Ransom O Dakker-ET. Buyers came from 11 states, four Canadian provinces and five different countries. The 2012 World Classic Sale witnessed 45 of the breed’s international best with an average price of $33, 111, the highest grossing and averaging sale in WDE history.