CARROLLTON, Ohio — The 37th Annual Daffodil Dairy Sale was held March 31 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
Topping the sale at $4200 was the bred heifer consigned by Ted Renner, Dalton, Ohio. Renwind Roy Vivica was sired by Roylane Jordan from a daughter of Comestar Lheros, and due to calve to Willow Marsh Gabor. She was purchased by Raygor Farms, Dalton, Ohio.
Selling at $3700 was Wilanna Damion Carol consigned by William and Diana Richeson, Minerva, Ohio. Having recently calved, she was ready to go to work for her buyer, Daniel Montgomery, Newton Falls, Ohio. She was sired by Erbacres Damion and from an Excellent 91 daughter of Fustead Emory Blitz with a long string of records.
The Holstein milking cows averaged $2136, Holstein bred heifers $1829, Holstein open heifers $1298. The colored breed and crossbred consignments averaged $1055. Four March baby calves averaged $656. Cattle sold into Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Prior to the start of the sale several donated items were auctioned, raising a total of $995 for the Carroll County dairy promotion board scholarship fund.
Details. Auctioneer for the sale was Steve Andrews, Wooster, Ohio. Pedigrees were read by Mike Schmuck, Louisville, Ohio. Ringmen were Lennie Milano, Randall Kiko and Wayne Falb.
The sale is managed by the Daffodil Dairy committee, which is a group of dairymen and dairywomen who volunteer their time each year to make the sale a success. William Burkhart, Jr., Magnolia, Ohio was chairman for the sale.