The Multi Vendor Sale held on 15/2/2018 at Shepparton Selling Centre was very successful with freshly calved cows in strong demand.
Holstein Milkers averaged $1,757 with an overall average of 119 head averaging $1,652 for a total clearance.
The main Vendor was Oakdale Dairies who offered a quality line of freshly calved young cows, with 59 head averaging $1,822, with a top price of $2,250 for 2yo, 31 litre Holstein heifer by AI sire Gerold.
This outstanding heifer was purchased by Brad Wren of Strathmerton. The Wren’s secured 4 head for an average of $1,925.
Hamish Crawford from Tatura purchased 18 head, at an average of $1,780 with a top price of $2,000 for an outstanding 2yo 35 litre Heifer by well-known AI Sire McCormack.
Raymar Nominees from Katandra purchased 6 head averaging $1,883 including a 44 litre, 3yo Informer daughter for $2,050.
Bulk buyers at the sale were Rod and Alicia Gundrill from Nathalia, who bought wisely securing 31 head for an average of $1,556.
All in all it was a solid sale, with buyers keen to secure quality milkers, but rarely went over the $2,000 price. The sale was conducted by Flanagan Marketing Services in conjunction with Mulcahy Nelson.