Md. Holstein Convention Sale averaged $3606
|Pictured with the top-selling consignment at the Maryland Holstein Convention Sale are, from left to right, in front: Mike Heath, Aubrey Schwartzbeck, Parker Welch (consignor), Rick Verbeek, Dave Lease and Nick Raggi.|
WESTMINSTER, Md. -- The Maryland Holstein Convention Sale, held here on Saturday, March 9, grossed $324,550 on a total of 91 lots sold. Five choices averaged $7280, the 86 head of live cattle averaged $3324.42 and one embryo commanded a price of $2250. The overall average came to $3606, under the gavel of Chris Hill.
Topping the sale was Lot 70, Rocky-Mount Sanchez Finesse, a December calf consigned by Parker Welch of Chestertown. The calf’s dam, Kristen-Pride Faye ET, is VG-87 with a top record of 2-10y 2x 332d 20,900M 3.8% 788F 3.5% 724P. She was purchased by Tim Cummis for $11,500.
Sold for $10,600 was a first choice female offered by Maple Dell Farm of Woodbine. Due in September, the choice is sired by Rickland Predestine 669-ET and out of Coldsprings O-Style 4700-ET, whose 9K GTPI reads: +2257 +1838M +54F 74R. The buyer was Lady’s Manor.
Sold for $10,300 was a choice from Jones Dairy in Massey. Sired by Co-op Bosside Massey-ET and De-Su Freddie Galaxy-ET, the choices are due to be born in June. The dam is Clear-Echo Custom 2418-ET, who boasts a GTPI of +2309 +943M +78F +31P 76R. The buyer was Clear Echo Farm.
Select Sires, Inc. offered the next highest selling lot, a December calf by Supersire out of Bosside Soul Sister. The purchaser, at $8500, was Oakfield Corners Dairy of New York State.
Brad Garst of New Windsor offered a Red calf (Lot 10) born last September to KY-Blue Ruben Marla-Red-ET (EX-94), the All-American Red & White 5-year old in 2009. She has a top record of 5-8y 2x 365d 39,430M 3.7% 1447F 3.1% 1206P. Sired by La Presentation Picolo-Red, the calf was purchased by Cassidy Schirmer for $7700.
Matt Boop of Millmont, Pa., had his consignment, MS Dolly Jasper Diva, bring $7200. She stood as the first place winter calf at last fall’s Championship Show in Harrisburg and was named All-Pennsylvania Winter Calf. The dam of the now 15-month old heifer is Linden-Loch Berg Dolly. Emily Shaw of Williamsburg, Pa. was the buyer.
Cassidy Schirmer, who had spent $7700 to buy Lot 10, got most of that money for her offering that same day, selling a July 2012 Red heifer (Lot 11) out of Greenlea-TM Real Ab-Red-ET and sired by Hylite Barbwire-Red-ET. The dam has a string of awards to her credit, including being nominated All-American Red & White Senior 2-Year Old in 2012. Parting with $7100 to become her new owner was Shelby Iager.
Ian Hoff consigned Coldsprings Numero Uno 5078, an October calf out of Coldsprings Jeeves 3528-ET, whose first lactation reads: 1-10y 3x 365d 27,620M 3.8% 1063F 3.3% 901. Tom Mercuro had the final bid of $7000.
Held here at the Carroll County Ag Center, the sale was co-managed by the Maryland Holstein Association and Chris and Jennifer Hill. David Lease served as sale chairman. The sale force consisted of Chris Hill, auctioneer; Brian Garrison, David Lentz, Rick Verbeek, Nick Raggi, Danny Albright and Michael Heath.