WASHINGTON, Pa. — The national Brown Swiss sale held at the Washington County fairgrounds June 27 following the national convention, averaged $5,866 on 64 lots.
A power outage at the fairgrounds a few hours before the sale forced the event to start with partial power from portable generators. Fortunately, this did not seem to affect the spirit of the active crowd,
The top seller, at $18,700, was Lot 1, Old Mill Starsky Love ET, a “2E93” All American on track to 40,000 pounds of milk in her current lactation. A sixth generation Excellent cow, she was the consignment of Allen and Tammy Bassler, Old Mill Farm, Sarasota, Florida, and is now owned by the partnership of Gary and Patty Mase, and Allen and Tammy Bassler, Carlton, Pennsylvania.
Blessing Osborn WD Jill ET sold for $17,300 to Ken Main and Peter Vail, Copake, New York. She was consigned by Blessing Farms and Bob Osborn, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Dublin Hills Shaeley ET, consigned by Noah Iager, Boonsboro, Maryland, and an All-American as a winter calf in 2013, sold for $16,500 to a partnership that includes The Sparrows of Fairdale Farm, Owenton, Kentucky, and the Hill family of Hills Valley Farm, Cattaraugus, New York.
Bringing a top bid of $15,200 was a fall calf, Cutting Edge A Ruby, consigned by Elite Dairy and Jay & Sue Roebuck, Copake, New York. She is an Austin daughter from the Ryleen/Raisin family that has provided many All American contenders. Buyers were Dr. Kenny Manion and John and Bonnie Ayars, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Selling for $14,500 was a Sunshine Associates consignment, Groves-Sun Total Tartan ET, which sold to Elite Dairy.
Finishing out the consignments bringing five figure prices was Top Acres Peppy Winz ET at $13,000. She was consigned by Top Acres and Hillpoint Partners, St. Paris, Ohio, and sold to Matthew Pacheco, Kerman, California.
The national sale was managed by Modern Associates, St. Paris, Ohio, with auctioneers Darrell Worden and Tim Eiting, and Wayne E. Sliker handling the pedigrees.
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