Pa. Holstein Convention Sale averages $3,933

Bringing the sale-high bid of ​$19,000 ​was Golden-Rose Braxs Ripley-Et, sired by Regancrest S Braxton-Et out of Golden-Rose Atwood Ritzi EX-90. The Ripley Syndicate, Buhl, Idaho, bought the cow from ​consignor Golden-Rose Holsteins, Oxford, Pa. L-R: Randy Wolfe, Eric Smith, Nick Raggi, Doug Boop, Daniel Kitchen, Michael Yoder, David Lentz; Box: Horace Backus, Chris Hill, Matthew Lawrence

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Holstein Convention Sale was held March 1 at Snider Agricultural Arena, in State College.

Bringing the sale-high bid of ​$19,000 ​was Golden-Rose Braxs Ripley-Et, sired by Regancrest S Braxton-Et out of Golden-Rose Atwood Ritzi EX-90. The Ripley Syndicate, Buhl, Idaho, bought the cow from ​consignor Golden-Rose Holsteins, Oxford, Pa.

Sheldon Martin, Sparta, Wis., paid ​$15,000 ​for Penn-England Gifian 9905-Et, sired by De-Su Bkm McCutchen 1174-Et, out of Penn-England Gifian, a VG-85. Penn England, Williamsburg, Pa., consigned the animal.

Ladys-Manor A RD Shanel-Et was the third-high seller, bringing $9,200 ​from Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill. Ladys Manor LLC, Monkton, Md., was the consignor.

Also bringing a top bid was ​Mer-Wol Proserpine-Et, which sold for ​$6,000 to Brandon Ronk, Boone Mille, Va. She was consigned by ​Cessna Brothers, Clearville, Pa.

The sale totaled $326,000 on live cattle and choices, with a total of 83 lots sold. The sale average was $3,933.

Nine embryos sold to total $4,165, and average $463.

Matthew Lawrence and Chris Hill were the auctioneers; Horace Backus read the pedigrees.

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