MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Ohio Holstein Association convention sale, held March 16 at the Richland County Fairgrounds, averaged $2,639 on 60 live lots.
One choice lot sold for $2,600 and two embryo lots averaged $825.
Topping the sale at $7,000 was Lot #4, Pine-Tree Planet Suela, classified Very Good 86, a daughter of Ensenada Taboo Planet-ET. She sold with contracts, and was open and ready to flush. Steven Gasser, Creston, Ohio, bought the cow, which was consigned by Matthew Steiner, Rittman, Ohio.
Selling for $5,100 was Lot #6, Congress-LK GWN AKE2877-ET, consigned by Congress Lake Farm, Mogadore, Ohio. The fall calf was sired by Braedale Goldwyn from a Very Good 87 daughter of the well-known Tri-Day Ashlyn-ET. Gene Iager, Fulton, Md., was the buyer.
Austin Trbovich, Waynesburg, Ohio, paid $5,000 for Pine-Tree Spearmint Marie, a daughter of Pine-Tree Spearmint due to calve soon. From a VG 85 Bolivar daughter with records of 32,970 milk 1,256 fat and 1,022 protein, she was consigned by James Kemp, West Salem, Ohio.
Lot #1 Pine-Tree 2149 DOLC 4983-ET sold to Steven Gasser, Creston, for $4,700. She was sired by Coyne-Farms Planet Dolce-ET and from a VG 87 Zenith from the Rudy Missy cow family, and with a GTPI of +2136. She was consigned by Matthew Steiner, Rittman, Ohio.
Raber-View Coldspring Cally, Lot #35, consigned by Roy L. Raber, Millersburg, Ohio, sold for $4,600 to Kurt Wyler, Fresno, Ohio. Classified Very Good 86, she was milking 93 pounds per day. Sired by Coldsprings Kenyon 9118-Et, she was from a VG 85 Magna Dam.
Lot #44 MS Starmark Lauren Dawn-ET, consigned by Mike Hellenbrand, Starmark, and Sandy Dale, Cross Plains, Wisconsin, sold for $4,300 to James McWilliams, Mount Gilead, Ohio. She is a winter yearling sired by Den-K Marshall LL Laurin from a VG 86 Goldwyn daughter.
Con-River 1389-ET, Lot #3, sold for $4,200 to Bill Besancon and Steve Gilbert, Wooster, Ohio. She was consigned by Andrew, Bradley, Jeffery, and Rebecca Conrad, Grafton, Ohio. She is a Charlesdale Superstition daughter, confirmed pregnant due in October to Zelgadis and from an EX 93 Picston Shottle with 38,040 pounds of milk 1,340 fat and 1,190 protein.
Selling for $4000 was Lot #25, Pine-Tree Mano Mollie-ET, Good Plus 82 and milking 89 pounds a day. Sired by Long-Langs Oman Oman-Et from the EX 90 Pine-Tree Outside Mollie, she was consigned by Matthew Steiner and purchased by Andy Dawson, Shelby, Ohio.
The sale was managed by the Ohio Holstein Association, and conducted by auctioneer Randall Kiko, Salem, Ohio, with Ted Renner, Dalton, Ohio, reading the pedigrees.
Ringmen were Ken Janes, Kenneth Brown, Russell Kiko, and Paul Haskins. Cattle preparation was by Orion Cattle Services, with Steve Jordan managing the fitting crew.