Sale Report: 2nd stage dispersal A/C R&S Kerr. Koonwarra Saleyards 17-9-2018.
The second stage dispersal of the well known large Holstein herd of Rohan & Sue Kerr held at Koonwarra Saleyards on Monday was an outstanding success with a complete clearance and a sale gross of $492,000.
Including 255 freshly calved, springing and rejoined Autumn calving holstein cows grossing $416,850 for a very pleasing average of $1,634.
The 78 Autumn born calves sold to $710 and averaged $640 per head whilst the recently born spring calves average $355 each.
There was spirited bidding throughout with volume buyers including Homebush P/L from Sandy Creek, who purchased 25 head including lot 24 & lot 25 an outstanding pair of freshly calved 4 yeah olds by legendary sire Picton Shottle for $2,700 each.
A feature of the sale was the amount of return buyers from the first Kerr Sale held in August 2018. Glen and Rose Atherton from Drouin returning to secure another 25 head for an average of $2,030 per head including lot 177 and angular Canon daughter who was springing to AI Sire TLG Snoozer for $2,400.
L, H & J McRae from Korrumburra were also return buyers taking home 17 quality freshly calved young cows for an average of $1,820 each, including lot 18 another Shottle daughter producing 47 litres for $2,050.
Buyers attended from all parts of Gippsland with two buyers from Northern Vic also operating.
The sale once again proved quality cattle in fine form still command interest despite the disastrous season that is currently affecting the dairy industry in many regions. The sale was conducted by Flanagan Marketing Services, in conjunction with SEJ Leongatha