Held on March 8th was an outstanding success.
Despite the dry conditions and dairy farmers being unsure of next seasons milk prices, bidding for the summer calving portion of the renowned Willette herd was very strong throughout.
There were only 11 cows passed in with 109 head sold to gross $321,550 to average $2,950 each.
Top price was lot 6 Willette Corvette Hay, whose Dam Willette Fever Hay recently was runner up in the 4 year old section of the ‘Semex On Farm Challenge’, sold for $10,000 to Oakwood Partnership at Finley NSW.
Second top price of $9,100 was paid by Ross & Linda Sommerville of Timmering, VIC for Lot 60. The very promising November calved 2 year old Heifer Willette Dreams, Allison 6 ET. a Golden Dream daughter from the renowned Allison Family.
Return buyers Kevin and Helen Jones & family from Foster VIC, bid strongly throughout and took home 4 quality young cows for an average of $5,300 each, including lot 21, Willette 1st Class Allison 3rd ET, and an outstanding freshly calved heifer by Alta 1st Class, also from the Allison family, for $6,400.
Bulk buyers at the sale included Leigh Prout from Kerang, who bought very astutely to secure 23 head for an average of $2,597 including Willette Brazzle Allison 2 ET for $5,000.
Local breeder Allan Thwaites took home 17 head for an average of $2,000 whilist Allan and Matt Dennis from Calival were strong buyers throughout buying 9 head for an average of $2,511.
All in all it was very strong with the higher profile animals creating most interest.
The next Willette Sale will be held on the second half of May 2018, when 150 March/April freshly calved young cows and heifers will be offered.
This sale was conducted by Flanagan Marketing Services in conjunction with Mulcahy Nelson Livestock Thank you to all who attended, and also thank you to all our viewers on Facebook who tuned in to watch the live stream of the same.