Top Seller at 2015 Pennsylvania National Sale
Pictured with Old Mill Starsky Love ET, the high seller at $18,700, left to right is: Brian Garrison, Lee Barber,
ringmen; Allen Bassler, consignor; Jenna Hoffman, leadsperson; Gary and Tony Mase buyers. In the box:
Wayne Sliker, sale manager and pedigrees; Tim Eiting and Darrell Worden, auctioneers.
THE PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL BROWN SWISS SALE A SUCCESS
64 Lots Average $5,866—Saturday, June 27—Washington, PA
Following the National Convention Annual Meeting, a sale preview on Friday afternoon gave convention goers and potential buyers an opportunity to see the outstanding sale lineup at The Washington Co. Fairgrounds. The sale crew had the cattle in great form for viewing and the sale on Saturday morning. A power outage at the fairgrounds and surrounding area a few hours before the sale forced the event to start with partial power from portable generators. Fortunately, this did not seem to affect the spirit of the sizeable and active crowd,
Top seller for the day at $18,700 was Lot 1-- Old Mill Starsky Love ET, a “2E93” All American promising 40,000 lbs. of milk in her current lactation. A 6th generation “EX”, she was the consignment of Old Mill Farm, Sarasota, FL, and is now owned by the partnership of Gary and Patty Mase & Allen and Tammy Bassler, Carlton, PA.
Blessing Osborn WD Jill ET “E90” was second high for the day going to Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, NY, for $17,300. Already with Reserve All American credits and a full pedigree, she is due for this year’s shows and was consigned by Blessing Farms and Bob Osborn, Fort Wayne, IN.
Already an All American in 2013, Dublin Hills Shaeley ET caught the eye of many as an “end of the row” big time two year old prospect with a top udder. When the dust settled, she became property of a progressive partnership that includes The Sparrows of Fairdale Farm, Owenton, KY, and The Hills of Hills Valley Farm, LLC, Cattaraugus, NY. Selling for $16,500, Shaeley was the proud consignment of Noah Iager, Boonsboro, MD.
Next on the high sellers list at $15,200 is Cutting Edge A Ruby, a “stickout” in the fall calf lineup consigned by Elite Dairy and Jay & Sue Roebuck, Copake, NY. She is an Austin daughter from the Ryleen/Raisin family that has provided many All American contenders. Ruby was taken by Dr. Kenny Manion and John & Bonnie Ayars, Mechanicsburg, OH
Included in the Sunshine Associates consignments was another of the special two year olds offered. Selling for $14,500, Groves-Sun Total Tartan ET sports a fantastic rear udder and 5”EX” dams from the Timberline Jetway Toni family. You will see more from this heifer now making her home at Elite Dairy, Copake, NY.
Finishing out the consignments bringing five figure prices was Top Acres Peppy Winz ET at $13,000. An open ribbed Chilli Pepper winter calf prospect from the All-American Wizard, she was consigned by Top Acres and Hillpoint Partners, St. Paris, OH. Winz is now the prized property of Matthew Pacheco, Kerman, CA.
The Pennsylvania National Sale was again managed by Modern Associates. St. Paris, OH, with Wayne E. Sliker handling the pedigrees assisted by the the very capable and entertaining auctioneers Darrell Worden and Tim Eiting. A talented group of cow people worked the ring and phones including Brian Garrison, Lee Barber, and David Wallace. Presenting cattle in the ring were Kathi Brown-Meier, Jenna Hoffman, Micaela Danley, and Mikey Barton, Jr. Modern Associates provided the clerking and were assisted with decorating details from Deb & Jenna Hoffman as well as Gary and Micaela Danley. The preparation crew was headed up by Dale Bendig and Allyn Paulson.