CARROLLTON, Ohio – The 33rd annual Daffodil Dairy Sale was March 27 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carrollton, Ohio.
The event produced the second-largest sale gross in its 33-year history, according to organizers. Receipts totaled $100,600, with an average price of $1,622 on 66 head.
Top sellers. Topping the sale at $3,300 was Redien Acres Bullet-Red, a Ja-Bob Jordan-Red daughter that has recently calved and was milking 85 pounds of 4.4 percent milk. Consigned by John and Elizabeth Neider and Family of Carrollton, she was purchased by Kevin Martin of Big Prairie, Ohio.
The second-highest consignment came from Douglas Dye and Family of Beloit, Ohio. Quality-Quest Forbidden Zena was sired by Sandy Valley Forbidden, was milking 97 pounds of 4.9 percent milk, and was rebred to Advent-Red. She sold for $2,700 to Dan Trbovich and Family of Waynesburg, Ohio.
The high selling calf also came from Douglas Dye and Family. Quality-Quest Dmn Zippity was sired by Erbacres Damion, born in December, and was a daughter of the second-highest selling cow. She was also sold to Dan Trbovich and Family for $2,150.
Other high sellers included a bred Holstein heifer consigned by Zachary Sutliff of Warren, Ohio, and bought by Myron Bonzo of Rochester, Pa., for $2,400; and a 2-year-old Brown Swiss cow consigned by Rip Vale Farm at Avella, Pa., and purchased for $2,400 by Tammy Zimmerman of East Canton, Ohio.
Averages. Holstein milking females averaged $2,221; bred heifers, $1,720; show-age calves, $700; and service-age bulls, $1,100; Brown Swiss, all ages, $1,725; Jerseys, all ages, $1,208; and a recently fresh Ayrshire 2-year-old sold for $1,650.
Youth. Five vouchers were given away to help youth purchase animals. Winners were: Cody Casper, Malvern, Ohio; Marlena Liming and Louis Liming, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; LeAnn Thompson, Jewett, Ohio; and Jonathon Dye, Beloit, Ohio.
More fundraisers. Pictures donated by the Daffodil Dairy Committee, including a Bonnie Mohr print, sold for a total of $445, with proceeds benefiting the Carroll County Dairy Promotion Board Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from Semex semen donated by Mark Bardell also went to the scholarship fund.
Auctioneer for the sale was Steve Andrews of Wooster, Ohio, with Mike Schmuck of Louisville, Ohio, reading the pedigrees. Ringmen were Randall Kiko, Rudy Kiko and Lennie Milano.
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