Brisk bidding hikes Daffodil Sale receipt

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CARROLLTON, Ohio – Frigid temperatures and brisk bidding were on tap for the 28th annual edition of the Daffodil Dairy Sale held recently at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

Sales were up. According to Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension Agent for Carroll County, receipts from the sale improved appreciably over last year.

“This year’s sale total was $80,150, up more than $26,000 from last year, and this year’s per head average was $1,742.39, an increase of over $500 per head from last year,” said Hogan.

Top-sellers. A total of 46 head of dairy cattle were sold in the sale. The top-selling animal was a 3-year-old Holstein cow sired by Emery. As a 2-year old, the cow had a milk production record of 29,200 pounds of milk, 1,053 pounds of fat, and 881 pounds of protein.

The cow was consigned by Daryl Duncan of Warsaw, and purchased by Dave Evans of Minerva.

Other sales. Other high-selling consignments included a bred heifer consigned by Bill and Roxanne Casper of Carrollton, which sold for $2,750 to Luke Hostetler of Dalton, and a bred heifer consigned by Bill and Nancy Burkhart of Magnolia, which sold for $2,350 to Marion Miller of Dundee.

Derek Troyer, of Sugarcreek was the youth who won the free registered Holstein calf giveaway in a drawing sponsored by the sale committee.

The Daffodil Dairy Sale is sponsored by the Daffodil Dairy Sale Committee and the Carroll County Office of OSU Extension.

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