Shepparton sale tips $7000

By Dairy News

A MULTI-VENDOR sale that featured the dispersal of autumn-calving Holstein heifers from two master breeder herds topped at $7100 on March 6.

Held at Shepparton Regional Saleyards, the Eagle Ridge herd, owned by Russell and Kerry Eagle, of Finley, and Ingoldale herd, owned by Jim and Dot Gilmore, from Pyramid Hill, sold a complete clearance of 85 heifers combined for an average of $2 990.

The top price was for Eagle Ridge Eric GC Pauline, a daughter of a third generation EX Goldchip dam with more than 510 kg of fat.

K. and H. Jones, of Foster, bought this heifer and also took home the dam at a sale last year.

The same buyers also selected Eagle Ridge Saturn Con Polka for $5200, a freshly-calved daughter of the EX 93 Red cow, Contender L Polka, who had records to 605 kg of fat.

The second highest price of the sale was Eagle Ridge Beemer B Kitty, which sold for $5250 to Spunner Pastoral, of Berrigan.

The Ingoldale line topped at $4250 for Ingoldale Sweet Tossette, a very correct fresh calved old daughter selling to Eloora Pastoral Company, from Mayrung, while the next top of $4000 was reached twice.

The Eagle Ridge stud sold 55 heifers, which averaged $3250, while the Ingoldale stud sold 30 heifers, which averaged $2 520.

The sale was conducted by Dairy Livestock Services and, with both vendors leaving dairying, they will have a further heifer dispersal sale mid-year.