Calf tops Pa. Holstein sale at $20,200

Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor — McWilliams Holsteins, of Somerset, Pennsylvania: Greg Simpson ,McKenzie Endvick, Renee Pierick, Joe Brinton, Sam McWilliams, Sabrina Clark, Jill McWilliams, Charlene McWilliams (holding Ryleigh Endvick), Shannon Endvick.

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.


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