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Spring Happening Sale had Supersire daughter bring $48,000

ARKPORT, N.Y. -- The Spring Happening Sale held on Saturday, March 29, at Lismore Dairy, near here, attracted a very large crowd of enthusiastic Holstein bidders resulting in a final average of $4290 on 105 full lots and a sale gross of $468,200. Cattle sold to 10 different states plus several headed north to Canada.

Topping the sale at $48,000 was Lot 1, a March 2013 Supersire daughter boasting a GTPI of +2446 carrying embryo and AI contracts. Her dam is a GP-83 Liesl 2-year old milking 100 pounds per day with 4.0%F. Out o the Markwell Raven family, she should score VG. She was purchased by Double Eagle Dairy of Michigan.

Lots 77 and 78 tied for second high of the sale at $19,000 each. Lot 77, a VG-88 Man O Man pregnant to Kingboy with a GTPI of +2194, sold to Nathan Souther of North Carolina. He daughter by Supersire, Lot 78, sold to Jonathan and Alicia Lamb. She boasts a GTPI of +2461, coming from a family of extreme GTPI.

Lot 79, a full sister to Lot 78, sold for $13,000 to Rock Hill Dairy of New Mexico.

Lot 71, a really correct McCutchen daughter wih a +2294 GTPI and due in September to Kingboy, sold for $11,800 to Stuart Hollenshead, Mercersburg, Pa.

True Farm took home Lot 2 for $10,000, a full sister to Lot 1 with a +2304 GTPI.

The good pedigreed milk cows were priced in the $3500 to $4500 range all day and they were a lovely set of cows with many milking 90 to 125 pounds.

The sale was hosted by Lismore Dairy, the Merry Family, with consignments from Lismore, Oakfield Corners, Ziem-Barb-Way, Roll-N-View and Markland. The sale was managed by The Cattle Exchange of Delhi, N.Y. with Dave Rama handling the gavel and Horace Backus attending to pedigrees. The sale staff, consisted of Don Welk, Rick Verbeek, Tom Harkenrider, Patsy Gifford, Luke Johnson, Jamie Black, Kevin Ziemba and Allen VanGorder was praised for an amazing job. The sale staff handled numerous phone bids in addition to real time bidding via Holstein World Productions.