The best of quality-quest averages $2,340

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BELOIT, Ohio — Here are the results of the registered Holsteins sold from the Doug and Marty Dye and family at the Best of Quality-Quest 2012 sale. The cows entered the sale as cataloged, beginning with Lot No. 1, Quality-Quest Fancifire-ET, classified Very Good 88, sired by Ked Outside Jeeves, and the first of many members of the outstanding Firepower cow family.

When the hammer fell at $4,400, she and two embryos became the property of Jay J. Hein, Celina, Ohio.

Lot No. 15 for the sale topper at $5100. She would be Quality-Quest Alex Rockette, classified Good Plus 84 and milking 88 pounds a day. Sired by Golden-Oaks St Alexander and from seven generations of Excellent dams that included “Roxy,” the Excellent 97 4E Queen of the Breed, she sold to Spring Walk Farm, William Wachtel and Family, Big Prairie, Ohio.

For $4,700 Spring Walk Farm would also take home Quality-Quest Alexander Ann, Very Good 87, milking 97 pounds per day, also sired by Alexander, and from a Very Good 88 Damion daughter.

Lot No. 39 sold for $4,400 to Jake Hein, Celina, Ohio.

Quality-Quest Gln Sunstruck, Very Good 85, was milking 124 pounds a day and sired by Glen-Valley BW Captain from a Very Good 87 Michael Storm Avalanche dam.

Ten more animals sold for $3,000 and more. The volume buyer was Harold Leid, Greenwich, Ohio, who purchased eight head for $16,500.

The sale average on seventy-eight lots was $2,340.

Cattle sold to Ohio and Pennsylvania. The sale was managed by Kiko Auctions, Canton, Ohio, assisted by the Ohio Holstein Association.

Randall Kiko was the auctioneer with Ted Renner reading the pedigrees. Ringmen were Rusty Kiko, Brian Garrison, Steve Deam and Don Alexander.

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