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19 lots sold for $10,000 or higher; highest was $80,000
Highest-ever average seen at N.Y. Spring Sale

Dave Rama handled the gavel and Horace Backus presented pedigrees all evening.
Farmshine file photo by Dieter Krieg

SYRACUSE. N.Y. -- A final average of $9280 on 86 full lots and a sale gross of $820,400 turned out to be the highest ever for the New York Spring Holstein Sale. Nineteen lots sold for $10,000 or higher. Held here in Syracuse on April 12, the renowned sale series attracted an overflow crowd.

Topping the sale was Lot 1, View-Home Mcc Found-ET, selling to Claynook Farm in Canada for $80,000. Her consignors were Ferme Girelou, Inc. and Tactex Gen of St, Wencelas, Quebec, Canada. A flush-age McCutchen carrying a GTPI +2512 from the Martha Sheen family, the 15-month old heifer saw bidding from every direction. Her dam is Pine-Tree 2149 Robst 4846-ET (VG-85), a proven high genomic transmitter, with three offspring over +2500G and eight sons as well as 12 daughters all over +2400G. Her offspring have sold for as high as $100,000. Found’s full brother, Monteroy, is at ABS, with a +2538G to his credit.

Lot 7, Richmond-FD Oak Banch-ET, from Richmond Farms Dairy, New Collins, N.Y., sold for $55,000 to Sexing Technologies of Texas. A daughter of Alta Oak and out of Richmond-FD S Barbara-ET, Oak Branch carries a +2473 GTPI. Her dam’s credits read: +2358GTPI +1814M +58F +47P +6.2PL +3.02T +2.62UDC. She completed her first lactation at 2-4y 365d 33,460M 4.2% 1401F 3.2% 1065P.

Sexing Technologies stepped up to the plate and made several other purchases including Lot 2 for $24,000, a pick of two very high GTPI heifers offered by Seagull Bay; plus Lots 13 for $32,000 and Lot 9 for $28,000.

Lot 13 was a second choice of seven daughters out of Woodcrest Shmrck Bronte-ET, offered by Markland Registered Holsteins, Macedon, N.Y. Sires include Jacey, Oak, Jabir and McCutcheon.

Lot 9, Ms JJR Shotglass Dara-ET, was the consignment of Jacob and Jared Dueppengiesser and Russell George, Perry, N.Y. The 10-month old heifer is out of Miss OCD Robust Deja Vu-ET, whose 305d projected ME is 38,530M. Dara herself boasts +2357GTPI 77KK +1915M +,03% +79F -.01% +56P +802NM$ +5.7PL +2.39T +2.04UDC +1.68FLC +.8 DPR 2.65SCS.

Cattle were sold to 16 states plus several to Canada.

The sale was managed by The Cattle Exchange, Delhi, N.Y. and sponsored by the N.Y. Holstein Association. Sale staff members, including Rick Verbeek, Ray LeBlanc, Tom Harkenrider, David Crack, Jamie Black, Patsy Gifford, Nick Raggi and Don Welk, were kept busy with phone bids throughout the sale.