Oct. 9 2016 04:34 PM

Holsteins average over $31,000.

The 2016 World Classic sale featured some of the most sought-after genetics in the Holstein breed. Although the Holstein show ran late, and the sale began later than anticipated, the excitement in crowd was palpable. Tom Morris Ltd. managed the sale that had buyers from 13 states, two Canadian provinces, and 3 countries. The 44 lots averaged $31,002.

The high seller was OCD Supersire 9882-ET at $270,000. She is a VG Supersire with a GTPI of +2701 and is backed by 10 generation of Very Good and Excellent dams. As lot 10, she was a proven donor dam and sold in absentia to Triple Crown Genetics, Idaho; Genosource, Iowa; and Jerry Jorgensen, Michigan. The consignor was Matt Steiner of Pine-Tree Dairy in Ohio.

A Bacon-Hill Pety Modesty, born last June, was the second high seller at $74,000. Kings-Ransom Farm of New York was the consignor and Select Sires purchased the heifer with a+2794 GTPI.

From North Florida Holsteins, a Bacon-Hill Montross daughter with a GTPI +2715 was the third high seller at $62,000. Triple Crown Genetics added this one-year-old heifer to their breeding program in Idaho.


Other Breed Sales:

Top of the World Jersey Sale:
Total Sales: $88,750
Lots: 28
Sale Average: $3,169.64
Highest Lot: $12,500

World Ayrshire Event Sale:
Total Gross Sales: $76,150
Lots: 20
Sale Average: $3,807
Highest Lot: $6,000

World Premier Brown Swiss Sale:
Total Sales: $120,200
Lots: 29
Sale Average: $4,145
Highest Lot: $8,000

World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale:
Total Sales: $29,300
Lots: 8
Sale Average: $3,663
Highest Lot: $8,100

International Guernsey Classic Sale:
Total Sales: $69,113
Lots: 40
Sale Average: $1,728
Highest Lot: $6,100


Patti Hurtgen


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