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Ohio Holstein Convention sale averages $3,070

By BARB LUMLEY Published: March 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Lot 1, Pine-Tree 9882 Gate 7345-ET, sold for $32,000 and was the top-selling consignment at the Ohio Holstein Convention Sale, which took place Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Holmes County Fairgrounds, Millersburg. The buyer was Gordon Lamb, Oakfield, N.Y., and consignor was Pine-Tree Dairy, Matthew Steiner and Family, Marshallville. A winter calf born Dec. 2, 2016, with GTPI +2975. She was a daughter of Triplecrown Gatedancer-ET from a Very Good 86 Supersire daughter that was the top seller in the 2016 World Classic and is from the outstanding and well-known Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy-ET cow family. The contending bidder was Jim Copper, Agent, from Massachusetts.

Second high seller at $8,750 was Lot 2, a spring yearling, Pine-Tree 6481 Jedi 7055-ET. Consigned by Springhill-Joyride c/o Chris Lang, Big Prairie, she was purchased by Irvin, David and Joe Allen Yoder, Montezuma, Ga., with the winning bid coming in to Cowbuyer from Kenya, Africa. With GTPI +2771, she was sired by S-S-I Montross Jedi-ET and from a Bacon-Hill Milsan-ET daughter that sold for $11,250 in the 2015 World Classic.

Selling for $4,500 was Lot 9, OH-River-Syc Solman Bess-ET consigned by the Ohio River Syndicate, c/o John Hartline, Whipple, and purchased by Gus Rupp, Loudonville. A winter calf sired by Walnutlawn Solomon-ET, she is from the well-known Sandy-Valley Atwd Barbie-Et, classified Excellent 91.

The high selling bred heifer at $4,400 was Lot 63, Shadeline Nala, consigned by Charles Gleisner, Sullivan, and purchased by Ethan and Wendy Booth, Carrollton. A big, strong, deep-ribbed daughter of KHN Elm-Park Acme, her dam is an Excellent 91 Atwood daughter. She is due to calve in April to Mr. Chassity Gold Chip.

Selling for $4,200 to Mike Santos, Tulare, Calif., was Lot 3, Ri-Val-Re Jedi 1996, a winter calf with GTPI +2754. She was consigned by Jerry Jorgensen, Webberville, Mich. Sired by S-S-I Montross Jedi-ET, her dam is Peak Bella JSPR 1130-ET from 14 generations Excellent and Very Good dams.

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The top selling cows at $4,100 were Lot 19, Pine-Tree 5211 Mogu 6096, a 3-year-old milking 133 pounds and consigned by Matt Steiner, Marshallville, and Lot 67, Doughty Valley Mutchen 1625, a 3-year-old milking 141 pounds and consigned by Doughty Valley Holsteins, Millersburg. Both were purchased by Ross Russell, Russellville, Ky.

The sale average on 67 live animals was $3,070. Cows averaged $2,747; bred heifers $2,835; yearlings $2,903; and calves $3,551. Consignments sold to New York, Georgia, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio. Auctioneer for the sale was Randall Kiko, of Salem, with Ted Renner, of Dalton, reading the pedigrees. Ringmen were Dave Gunkleman, Paul Haskins, Rudy Kiko and Ken Janes. Ben Simpson and Steve Deam were in charge of cattle preparation, with numerous volunteers helping and members of the District 7 Holstein Club on night duty.

Sponsors for the sale were American Dairy Association Mideast and American Dairy Producers; American Equipment Service, COBA/Select Sires, Commodity Blenders, Priority IAC Semex and Tri-County Vet Clinic.


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