The Horizon Holstein Stud Complete Dispersal Sale account Darren Crawford held on farm at Invergordon on Tuesday 23rd January was an outstanding success with 120 head grossing $521,150 to average $4,321 each.
Members of the renowned Paradise family met extremely strong demand with 3 Bradnick daughters of the high profile Ex91 Carisma Cairnhill Paradise grossing $69,750 to average $23,250 each.
The top price of the sale Horizon Bradnick Paradise 5 sold for $32,500 to the Coolmount/Bryce Partnership from Nowra NSW, whilst her ET sister Horizon Bradnick Paradise 2 sold to high profile Breeders Chris and Mary Gleeson, from Koroit Vic for $20,250. The Gleesons also purchased Horizon Bradnick Ambrosia 2 VG 86 for $11,250 .
The long established Calderlea Stud of Les and Louise Calder of Leongatha purchased Lightning Ridge Goldsun Jane VG88 for $15,000. Jane recently won the State Semex On farm challenge for 4 yo.
Calderlea also took home the VG85 Atwood Daughter of Coolea Jasper Debut Ex90 for $10,000.
Kevin and Helen Jones from Toora Gippsland purchased 3 head for $22250 including the Stylish VG 86 pt, 2 yo heifer, Horizon Brokaw Loyal from the famous Acme Star Lily family for $9,500.
Neville, Michelle and Justin Staley were strong buyers throughout by securing 8 head for a Gross of $41500 to average $5100 per head including Bluechip Goldsun Ambrosia @ $10,000.
Volume buyers were RO, GR, and MA Wilson of Jamberoo, NSW.
The Wilsons purchased 15 head for $52300 averaging $3486 with their main purchase being another daughter or Carisma Cairnhill Paradise in Horizon Mascalese Paradise for $7,000.
Buyers attended from many parts of NSW including Nowra, Kangaroo Valley, Jamberoo, Taree and Finley, whilst Victorian buyers attended from South and West Gippsland, Camperdown and Timboon in the Western District and Local Northern Victorian Locations.
All in all, it was a very successful sale proving once again that Quality Cattle with deep pedigrees will always be in demand.
The Sale was conducted by Flanagan Marketing Services in conjunction with Elders Dairy Division.