HARRISBURG, Pa. — A December calf topped the 2017 Pennsylvania Holstein convention sale, bringing a top bid of $20,200.
Guided-Path Jedi Aruba, consigned by Daniel and Penny Ulmer, Bellefonte, was out of Guided-Path Rubicon 2171 and sired by S-S-I Montross Jedi-Et. Duane and Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, bought the calf.
The sale was held March 16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
The second high-selling Holstein was Walk-Le GW Atwood Becca, due in July to Mr Chassity Gold Chip-Et. She sold for $8,000 to Matt and Sarah Hawbaker and Justin and Claire Burdette, Clear Springs, Maryland, and was consigned by the Becca Syndicate, Chris Hill, Thurmont, Maryland.
Oakfield Doorman Embrace-Et, born March 1, 2016, sold for $7,700 to Tim and Sharon Abbott, Enosburg, Vermont. She was consigned by Jonathan and Alicia Lamb, Oakfield, N.Y.
Daniel Kitchen, Danville, Pennsylvania, paid $7,100 for MS Belles Corvette Blast, consigned by Bryant Hlavaty, Brad Hoover and Nathan Heim, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
The sale, co-managed by the Pennsylvania Holstein Association and Northeast Convention District, had a total volume of $291,825 on 90 live cattle and choice lots.
Thirteen lots sold for more than $6,000, and the sale, conducted by auctioneer Chris Hill, averaged $3,243.
An additional four embryos sold, averaging $340.