$86,000: Brown Swiss shatters sale records

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URBANA, Ohio – Smashing Brown Swiss sale records was Top Acres Coll Party, selling for $86,000 at the Top Acres Invitational and Milking Herd Finale June 14.

Setting the breed record, she sold to Kenny Joe Manion of Scottsville, Ky., and John and Bonnie Ayars of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. The sellers were Wayne E. Sliker of St. Paris, Ohio, and Brothers Three Brown Swiss of Airville, Pa.

Top sellers. In addition to Party, nine other Brown Swiss sold for $15,000 or more.

The average of 113 Brown Swiss was $8,282.30, another new breed record. The 11 Holsteins averaged $3,790.91.

No. 2. Top Acres Pre Bouquet ET was the second-highest seller, going to Sunshine Genetics of Whitewater, Wis., Garrison Brothers of West Salem, Ohio, and Idyl Wild Farm of Loudonville, Ohio, for $67,000.

Top Acres of St. Paris, Ohio, was the seller.

No. 3. Blessing Tom Bevan ET, together with a bull calf, sold for $56,500. Bevan sold for $49,000 to Kenny Joe Manion and John and Bonnie Ayars. The calf’s price was $7,500 and sold to ABS Global of DeForest, Wis.

No. 4. Top Acres MJ Peggy Too ET, together with a heifer calf, went for $56,250. Peggy Too’s price was $50,000 and sold to Ken Main, Peter Vail and Fred Barringer of Copake, N.Y.

The calf’s price was $6,250 and sold to Ken Drummond of Shawville, Quebec.

Other top prices were $32,000; $22,000; $21,500; $18,000; $16,000; and $15,000.

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