MADISON, Wis. — Closing a week of sales at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., the World Classic 2012 Holstein Sale averaged $33,111, the highest grossing and averaging sale in World Dairy Expo history.
Elm-Park Geisha PP-RED-ET topped the sale with a bid of $122,000 from David Jones Sahara Holsteins from Newport, United Kingdom. Geisha, out of Golden-Oaks Gwyn Perky and sired by Sandy-Valley Colt P-RED, was consigned by Elm Park Farms Ctd & Randy Kleinhans from Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
Ms. M-P Dak 4777 Pie-Red-ET, consigned by Rick Faber and Pond Hill Dairy LLC, Ft. Atkinson, Wis., sold to Alta Genetics Inc. of Alberta, Canada, for $115,000.
Pie, the number one GTPI Red and GNM Red in the U.S., is out of Ms. M-P Lawn Boy Posey-ET and sired by Kings-Ransom O Dakker-ET.
Holstein buyers came from 11 states, four Canadian provinces and five countries.
The Top of the World Jersey sale averaged at $2,669.59 on 37 lots.
A first choice out of Avonlea Connected To Kanada-ET, consigned by Craig Walton, was the highest selling lot. The choice was purchased by Bailee and Calla Mazzaro and Duane Cole of Williamsfield, Ohio for $9,100.
The second highest selling lot, Ahlem Valentino Bess 39705, sold for $7,200. Bess was consigned by William Ahlem Jr., of Hilmar Calif. and purchased by River Valley Farm, Tremont, Ill.
On Oct. 3, Sharwards Calimero Megan, EX-94 2E, reserve grand champion of the 2012 International Ayrshire Open Show, topped the 2012 World Ayrshire Event Sale. Consigned by Kurt Wolf and Gene Hall Jr., of Epworth, Iowa, Megan sold for $15,000 to the Megan Syndicate of Stitzer, Wis.
The second highest selling lot, Covey-P&A Reality Jolly, sold for $4,350 to Jacob Worden of Delwein, Iowa. She was consigned by P&A Ayrshires of Dyersville, Iowa.
The 2012 World Ayshire event sale sold 15 lots, nine of them live animal, five embryo and one pick of a flush. The live animal average was $4,355 and the embryo average was $420 per embryo.
The 2012 World Premier Brown Swiss Sale was held Oct. 4. The top seller was Top Acres Supreme Glow-ET, with a bid of $10,250. Supreme Glow was consigned by Wayne E. Sliker from St. Paris, Ohio, and bought by Lee Anns Swiss LLC of DeWitt, Iowa.
The second highest lot, at $9,700, Blessing Braiden Summer was bought by Caylee James of La Grange, Ind. She was consigned by Blessing Farms, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
The Brown Swiss Sale had 28 lots with an average price of $5,298.
Four lots were sold at the 2012 World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale, with an average of $2,350.
Taking a top bid of $2,700 was Mulehill Lir Blue Belle EXP ET, consigned by Taylor Graves of Parksville, Ky. She was purchased by Caitlyn Cull of Hartland, Wis.
Bailey Larson, of Alma Center, Wis., consigned the second highest lot, Rovin Mega Pie Amber-ET, which sold to Sabrina Eick of Massillon, Ohio, for $2,500.
Out of 30 lots in the 2012 International Guernsey Classic Sale, Chupps Hillpoint Fame Tippy-ET topped the sale at $6,700. Tippy was consigned by Hillpoint & Chupp Farm, in Inola, Okla., and was purchased by Dan Basse, of Chicago, Ill.
Marodore Farm/Lee Kohler & Family, Baltimore, Ohio,consigned the second highest bid, a first choice female out of Three Brooks Alstar Pixie and sired by Penny Lane Royal Oak Turley. The lot was purchased by Steve Thomas of Greenwood, Wis., for $5,100.
The average price on 30 total lots was $3,130.