The complete dispersal of the Glenarron stud, account Ron & Glenys Baker at Katunga, Victoria was held recently with 198 head averaging $1,451 for a gross of $287,298.
The Baker’s have been breeding Jersey’s on this property for over 50 years, and a large crowd was in attendance with 38 registered buyers.
Top price for the day Lot 202, Glenarron Silver 79 an outstanding 6yo cow with a PI 127.
She was due to calve mid October. She was secured by Andrew Marks from Dorrigo, NSW for $4,700.
Next top was lot 194 at $4,350. Glenarron Rosie a stylish 3yo, due to Black Ice on 1/10/2018. Her buyer was Trevor and Julie Campbell from Rochester, Victoria.
Trevor Saunders and Anthea Day were successful in securing Lot 214 Glenarron Daphne 13 for $3,000. This quality first calvers Dam Lot 12, Glenarron Daphne 7 sired by well known sire Vanahlem with a PI 119 went to long time breeder John Brian from Tongala Vic for $3,600.
There was strong interest in spring calving 2yo heifers with HG & HO Brown taking home a lovely line of 10 heifers for $1,580 average. The Brown’s top priced purchase was lot 127 Glenarron Felicity for $2,200.
Main volume buyer at the sale was Noel Pattison from Rosedale Vic, who purchased 22 head to average $1,447 with a top price of $2,250 for Lot 176 Glenarron Curiosity 226 an outstanding framed cow with a PI of 146 due to calve 3/9/2018 to polled AI Sire Oliver P.
All in all it was a successful sale, considering the dry weather and uncertainly that prevails in the dairy industry at present.
The sale was conducted by Flanagan Marketing Services and Mulchay Nelson Livestock.