The sale of the Autumn Calving Registered Holstein Herd of Russell & Kerry Eagle was conducted at Shepparton Selling Centre, last Friday 20/7/2018.
The sale grossed $250,700 and 99 head sold averaged $2,532.
Top price for the day was paid by Oakdale Dairies at Longwarry for an outstanding April calved 4yo, Eagle Ridge Golddust JF Polly for $8,100.
Second top price was $5,700 paid by Brad Gavenlock of Tallygroopna for an outstanding 3yo Heifer Eagle Ridge Dreams Pauline who is due to calve in November to Army.
$5,000 was paid for lot 15, an outstanding uddered Attwood Daughter, Eagle Ridge GW A.Shot Polly. She was secured by Neil Goodfellow from Stanhope.
The Leslie Manor Trust from Simpson Victoria purchased astutely securing 8 head for an average price of $3,250 with top price of $4,00 for Lot 21 an outstanding VG86, 58 litre Bradnick daughter.
Volume buyer at the sale was Downie Pastoral from Forbes NSW, who secured 34 head for an average of $2,230 each.
Other significant purchases were by; Ash Fiedler, from Lockington, who bidded strongly to secure Lot 17 Eagle Ridge Goldchip N Polly, a January 2018 calved 4yo who is PTIC to Callen to calve in January, for $4,400. This outstanding young cow has a PI of 123.
Neville and Justin Staley from Yarram purchased 2 head for an average of $3,450 including lot 25 Eagle Ridge Aftershock G Polka for $4,400 a VG 86 5yo who will calve in December to the highly rated AI sire Rambo. Local breeders the Griffiths family purchased 2 young cows, including lot 42 Eagle Ridge Elijah F Polka for $3,400.
There were 28 registered buyers with cattle being sold to all parts of Victoria, plus Riverina including Yarram, Leongatha, Terang, Cohuna and Finley.
Overall it was a very successful sale which shows there is still demand for quality well bred Holsteins that are in good form.
The sale was conducted in conjunction by Flanagan Marketing Services, and Mulchay Nelson Livestock.