Dispersal a success

By Country News on February 01, 2018
  • Dispersal a success

    Brush and polish...Sophia Wright from Invergordon works on one of the sale cattle before it goes into the ring.

  • Dispersal a success

    Jamie and Pam Malcolm were in the crowd at the Horizon stud auction. Mrs Malcolm was recognised with a new award for professional dairy women during International Dairy Week.

  • Dispersal a success

    Crowd watches on...The Invergordon sale was held during International Dairy Week and attracted about 200 people.

  • Dispersal a success

    Big money cow...The Horizon heifer which sold for $32 500 at the Invergordon sale last week.

The complete dispersal sale of Darren Crawford’s Invergordon stud Horizon Holsteins saw a top price of $32500.

Held on-farm on January 23 during International Dairy Week, the sale conducted by Flanagan Marketing Services was an ‘‘outstanding success’’ according to FMS director Lawrie Flanagan.

‘‘All in all it was a buoyant sale attended by 70 registered buyers and 29 successful purchasers,’’ he said.

The purchasers bought 120 head, which grossed $521150 and averaged $4342, with the top-priced heifer Horizon Bradnick Paradise 5 selling for $32500 to the Bryce/Coolmount partnership from Nowra, NSW.

The second-highest-priced cow sold for $20250 and went to Koroit stud Elm Bank Holsteins, of Chris and Mary Gleeson.

Daughters of high-profile cow Carisma Cairnhill Paradise, with a ranking of Excellent 91, were in high demand, including the top-price and second-top-price cows, grossing $69750 to average $23250.

The major buyers included the Wilson family from Jamberoo, NSW, who purchased 15 head at an average of $3486; Nev, Michelle and Justin Staley from Gippsland, who purchased eight head averaging $5100; and Kevin and Helen Jones of Foster who purchased three head which averaged $7500.

By Country News on February 01, 2018

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