News Release

Friday, October 14, 2016

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Top Dollar Brought at World Dairy Expo® Breed Sales

MADISON, WIS. – The Expo Breed Sales brought in top dollar during the 50th World Dairy Expo. Buyers from around the world battled for the many world-class cattle and embryos sold in each sale. Following are the highlights from each of the six breed sales held throughout Expo.   

International Guernsey Classic: Tuesday, October 4
The International Guernsey Classic was held Tuesday, October 4. With 40 lots, the high-seller, Springhill A Pie Jasper-ETV, sold for $6,100. She is an Indian Acres American Pie daughter out of Dix Lee Tiller Joke. Jasper was purchased by Jade Jensen of New Richmond, Wis., and consigned by Springhill of Big Prairie, Ohio. Milk Jugs Spider Cutie Pie was the second highest sale at $5,400. She was purchased by Down and Dirty Cattle Co. of Minn., and consigned by Alexis Williams of Mable, Minn. Buyers from 11 states participated in the sale, which averaged $1,728 and brought in a total of $69,113. A highlight of the night was the sale of shares in Walnut Ridge Prince Charming (A2A2), a bull being sampled and distributed by Select Sires, Inc.

Top of the World Jersey Sale: Wednesday, October 5
The Top of the World Jersey Sale took place on Wednesday, October 5 in the Estrumate Sale Pavilion. This year’s highest selling consignment was Oaklane Chisel Della 2130-ET, a Shan-Mar Hilario Chisel-ET daughter that sold for $12,500. Her dam is Sunset Canyon Dzzler V Maid 2348. Della was purchased by David Allen of Reedsburg, Wis. and consigned by Matthew Steiner of Marshallville, Ohio. Arthuracres Tequila Mary Ella-ET was the second-high seller at $6,400. Ella is a Tower View Prime Tequila daughter out of Edgebrook Stylemaster Merlot. She was consigned by Myron & Brad Arthur and Mike & Brenda Dilly of Oelwein, Iowa and purchased by David Jones of Yale, Okla. The 2016 sale saw gross sales of $88,750 from 28 lots with an average of $3,169.64. Buyers from 13 states were represented in the sale.

World Premier Brown Swiss Sale: Thursday, October 6
The World Premier Brown Swiss Sale had a big draw on Thursday, October 6. Consigned by Meadow Brook Farms of Manitowoc, Wis, the high selling lot was Meado-Brook Dreamin Suri-ET, who sold for $8,000 to Bar M Cattle & Capital Company, Fresno, Calif. The second highest lot of the evening at $7,600 was Fairdale Braiden Wamzo-ET for $7,600. She was consigned by Fairdale Farm, Owenton, Ky. and sold to Meier Meadows, Ridott, Ill. There were a total of 29 lots in the World Premier Brown Swiss Sale with an average of $4,145 and total sales reaching $120,200. Fifteen states and two countries were represented at the 2016 sale.

World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale: Thursday, October 6
The World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale was held on Thursday, October 6, with eight lots and a high sale of $8,100. Innisfail-Exels JE Lily-EXP was the high seller and sold to Thert Hendsley of Daleville, Ind., with Innisfail-Exel Shorthorns, Lodi, Calif. as the consigner. Lily is a maternal sister to the high seller of the 2015 World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale. Second highest lot of the evening, Solid-Gold Patriot Pepsi-ET, sold for $5,000 to Dakota Thompson, Eminence, Ky. The consigners were Spence Weimer and Brian and Tracy Neely, Emlenton, Pa. The eight lots averaged $3,663. Buyers represented seven U.S. states.

World Ayrshire Event Sale: Friday, October 7
The World Ayrshire Event was held on Friday, October 7, with the high seller being Old-Bankston JC Francis Bambi. Bambi sold to Richard Jorgensen, Casco, Wis. for $6,000. She was consigned by Neal Smith from Smyrna, Tenn. Selwood Visserdale B Sunrise, consigned by Visserdale Farm and Robert Tolhurst of Vankleek Hill, Ont., was the second-high seller at $5,200 to Dale Rupprecht of Thief River Falls, Minn. Twenty lots averaged $3,807, totaling $76,150 in gross sales

World Classic ’16 Sale: Friday, October 7
Friday evening marked the close of the World Dairy Expo Breed Sales with the World Classic ’16. A price of $270,000 was paid for OCD Supersire 9882-ET, the highest selling animal in recent World Classic history. The almost three-year-old cow was consigned by Matthew Steiner of Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio and purchased by Triple Crown Genetics, Genosource and Jerry Jorgenson of Jerome, Ind., Blairstown, Iowa, and Webberville, Mich. The second highest selling lot was consigned by Kings-Ransom Farm, LLC of Schuylerville, N.Y. Kings-Ransom Mod Destiny-ET was purchased by Select Sires, Inc. of Plain City, Ohio for $74,000. Buyers from 13 states, two Canadian provinces and three countries bid on 44 of the breed’s finest, with an average sale of $31,002.

Recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo attracts more than 70,000 attendees from over 90 countries to Madison, Wis. each year. The annual event will took place October 4–8, 2016, with the theme of “Celebrate 50!” to commemorate its golden anniversary. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #Celebrate50) for more information. 

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