Holstein convention sale averaged $3903
|Pictured with the sale topper, Oakleigh Colt P Hailey, are, from left: Nick Raggi, Wade Sturgeon, Thad Sturgeon, Shelby Proctor, Horace Backus, Matt Lawrence, Patrick Carey, David Lentz and Ken Raney.|
BUTLER, Pa. -- A polled heifer boasting a +2173 GTPI topped the Pennsylvania Holstein Convention Sale held here on March 2 at the Lesney Family Farm. Oakleigh Colt P Hailey, consigned by Glenn and Karen Brake of Mercersburg, commanded a price of $32,000. The buyer was Yannick Louis of France.
Hailey is sired by Sandy-Valley Colt P-Red-Twin and is out of Oakleigh Freddie Hetty-Twin (GP-82).
The 70 live cattle and choices offered in the sale brought a total of $273,200, for an average of $3903. The 28 embryos sold brought a total of $9575, for an average of $342.
The sale was co-managed by the Pennsylvania Holstein Association and the Northwest Pennsylvania Convention District, with Wade Sturgeon serving as sale chairman.
The second highest price of the day, $10,500, came on Lot 12, Ammon Farms Sudan Maddy-ET. Attributed with a +2243 GTPI, she is sired byVA-Early-Dawn Sudan CRI-ET and out of Ammon-Peachey CS Maiya-ET (GP-84). Penn England LLC, of Williamsburg, Pa., was the buyer. Consignors were Michael and Jill Ammon of Lewistown, Pa.
Lot 80, a first choice female with a +2176 GTPI, brought $7700. The progeny of Genervations Latimer-ET and Ensenada Alan Peggy-ET (VG-86), she got the top bid from Stuart Hollenshead of Mercersburg. The Pennsylvania Holstein Association was the consignor.
Next highest priced was Lot 27, a first choice female which sold was for $6200 to Rod Hunsberger of Shreve, Ohio. The sire is Gillette Windbrook-ET; the dam is Markwell Goldwyn Donela-ET (EX-93-2E). Stolhaven Holsteins of Gap, Pa., was the consignor.
Lot 14, Golden-Rose Epic Rapture-ET, credited with a +2082 GTPI, was sold for $6100. Genervations Epic-ET is the sire; Golden-Rose Atwood Ritzi (VG-87) is the dam. Blain and Wendell Showalter, Leetonia, Ohio, were the buyers of this heifer consigned by Rustin Herr, Oxford, Pa.
A first choice female, Lot 13, also brought $6100. She is sired by Golden-Oaks St Alexander-ET and out of Welk-Shade Goldwyn Kayla (VG-87). Joel Younker, Fleetwood, Pa., was the buyer of this offering from Mark Welk, Kirkwood, Pa.
Going for $5800 was Lot 56, M-Signature Atwood Gia, who is due July 30 to the service of Fradon Jet-Red. Gia is a Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET daughter out of I-Camelot Godiva (VG-88) Terry Kuehn, Monroeville, Pa, is her new owner. The consignor was the Mazzaro Family of Williamsfield, Ohio.
Going for $5300 was Lot 9, MD-MRK-OVF Uno Monopoly-ET, boasting a GTPI of +2315. the sire is Amighetti Numero Uno-ET; the dam is Pine-Tree Missy Miranda-ET (VG-86). Jay Houser, Spring Mills, Pa., is the new owner of this consignment from Kimball & Oakland View Farms, Ridgely, Md.
Rounding out the consignments which brought $5000 or more was Lot 47, Butlerview Asteroid-ET, who is due April 18 to the servce of Lincoln-Hill Shot Laser. Going for an even $5000, she is a daughter of Maple-Downs-I G W Atwood-ET and Kingsmill Durham Ava-ET (EX-93) She went to Woodcrest Dairy, Ogdensburg, N.Y., Ronald Statler II and Kirk and Sheryl Christman, Greencastle, Pa., were the consignors.
The sale staff consisted of Matthew Lawrence, auctioneer; Horace Backus, pedigrees; David Lentz, Brian Garrison, Thad Sturgeon, Nick Raggi, Wade Sturgeon and Ken Raney.
The Northwest Sale Committee, with Wade Sturgeon as chairman, consisted of Jeff Ansell, Bob Derr, Ricky Henry, Matt Lawrence, Blaine Martin, Dan Park, Chad McConnell, Lara Wilson Shields, Kathy Sturgeon, Phil Bozlinski, Mike Uber and Dr. Vanessa.