Harvest Royal Sale, Elkhorn, WI
Pictured Right to Left: Don Graft; Auctioneer Darrell Worden; Ken Main, Consignor; at the halter Kristen Sprengeler; Norm Magnussen, Sale Manager
High seller was Lot #1 Cutting Edge Tea Georgia ET, Cosigned by Ken Main and Peter Vail of Copake Falls, NY. Buyer was Scott Partridge of New York. Contending bidder was Dutchholm Holsteins of California. Overall sale average was $2285.19.
Brown Swiss National Sale
Photo above is the top selling animal lot#1 Voelkers Brook Cara, pictured with (from left to right): Dennis Mashek, David Wallace, Lee Barber, at halter Kyle Barton, Darrell Worden, Dan Gilbert, Dave Sprengeler, Norm Magnussen.
An outstanding line-up of high caliber cattle crossed over the shavings in the Wisconsin National Sale. The 61 lots commanded an average price of $4574. The 55 buyers took the consignments home to 17 states and Columbia, SA.
Lot 1 Voelkers Brook Cara the #1 Genomic heifer in the US garnered the top price of $21,500 from David Kulp & Dan Chard, Manheim, PA. Cara is from 2 generations of Ex A.I. bull mothers that include her grandam the All American 5 yr old 2009 Voelkers Migel Candid. She sold with much A.I. contract interest. Her consignor was Dayne Voelker, Volkers Swiss, Perryville, MO
Lot 72 Random Luck Legacy Perri ET E90/90ms a Sr. 3 yr old was next high at $13,000. Her dam is the 2E93/94ms Random Luck KB Phoebe. Perri sold fresh and has an All American contender look. Ron Kelm added her to his fine herd at Markesan, WI. Consignors were Random Luck, Rick & Lisa Thompson, and Ole Acres, Ryan & Kara Olson, Darlington, WI
Lot 15 Groves-Sun Total Trustie ET 12/5/12. She is backed by five Excellent dams and highlighted by her grandam Timberline Jetway Toni 3E94/94ms 4x All American. This fancy calf was consigned by Sunshine Associates & Grant Groves, Whitewater, WI. She now is owned by Brittany & Grant Groves, Billings MO for $9700.
Lot 20 The 1st choice female of 8 Supreme and 2 Bonanza ET calves due in September and October brought $8200 from Elite Dairy, Copake, NY. Their dam is Hills Valley Perfecta Ritz E92/91ms, the Int. Champion WDE and All American Sr. 3 yr old 2011. The consignor was Hills Valley Farm LLC, Cattaraugus, NY.
Lot 61 Dublin Hills Shaeley ET 12/9/12. A special heifer backed by 8 generations of Excellent dams rang the bell at $8000 going to Jr. member Noah Iager, Boonsboro, MD. Look for Shaeley on the tanbark trail this fall. Nichelle Upton of the Dennis Smith Family were the consignors.
Lot 74 Precious B Pretty ET 9/1/12 is heading to California. She will be joining the Regusci Family in Modesto at the same $8000 price tag. Pretty is a Bonanza daughter of Random Luck V Precious E91/91ms Res All Am Jr 3yr old 2011. Precious is a maternal sister to the afore-mentioned $13,000 Perri cow. The consignors were the trio of Random Luck, Voegeli and Reidland Farms Darlington, WI.
Cattle were presented by Jennifer Rule, Kristin Sprengeler, Kyle and Michael Barton. The sale crew was Dale Bendig, Allyn & Andy Paulson, Andrew Lenhart, Mark Fisher, Aaron Johnson, Robert Barber and the Barton Bros.
The active sale force were Darrell A. Worden, Lee Barber, Brian Garrison, Dan Gilbert, Dennis Mashek, Dave Sprengeler and David Wallace.
This was the 15th National Sale managed by Brown Swiss Sale Service LLC, Norman C. Magnussen, Lake Mills, WI