Oct. 6 2023 01:30 PM

Four breed sales had strong performances this year.

The red carpet was rolled out for World Dairy Expo’s most prestigious sale this year as the World Classic moved from its traditional showring location to The Tanbark. The switch brought a large crowd to the event space on the grounds to watch live lots parade down the red carpet and IVF and choice lots displayed on screen while the heifers of the International Holstein Show continued being evaluated in the Coliseum.

The last sale of the week featured 32 animal lots that averaged $36,759. The high seller was FB 700386 Lionel 864113-ET, an April-born heifer with a GTPI of +3162. She was consigned by FB Genetics of Dumas, Texas, and brought $120,000. That group also consigned the second high seller, FB 750490 Letchwo 801076-ET, another young genomic lot that sold for $95,000.

Two Jersey lots were sold, and the highest one was JX MM Theboss Debbie 23613 {6}-ET, a May calf that is the #10 JPI and #5 CM$ heifer in breed. She was consigned by Misty Meadow Dairy of Tillamook, Ore., and sold for $85,000. The sale also included 15 IVF session lots that averaged $38,966.

Earlier in the week, the Top of the World Jersey Sale also took place in The Tanbark to sell 19 animals that averaged $2,917. The top seller was JX KB Judo 28164 {5}, a May-born high GJPI heifer consigned by Katzman Brothers of Whitewater, Wis., that brought $10,500. The sale’s three embryo lots averaged $335 per embryo.

The World Premier Brown Swiss Sale always brings a good crowd to the Sale Pavilion after the conclusion of the International Brown Swiss Show, and this year was no different. The high selling lot was an IVF session with Perrybrook J Lulu Lemon ETV P, consigned by Kylie Chittenden of Whiting, Vt., that brought $19,500.

The live and choice lots of the sale averaged $4,963, while four embryo packages averaged $1,641 per embryo.

The World Ayrshire Event Sale kicked off the week’s sales on Sunday night. Fifteen live and choice lots averaged $5,700, with Marilie Reagan Mertie-ET, a senior three-year-old, bringing the top price of $10,200. She was consigned by Steve McDonald of Princeton, Ill., and purchased by Braxton, Easton, and Kashton Steinglage of Lawler, Iowa.

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Katelyn Allen

Katelyn Allen joined the Hoard’s Dairyman team as the Publications Editor in August 2019 and is now an associate editor. Katelyn is a 2019 graduate of Virginia Tech, where she majored in dairy science and minored in communication. Katelyn grew up on her family’s registered Holstein dairy, Glen-Toctin Farm, in Jefferson, Md.