BELOIT, Ohio — Quality-Quest Firestar was top seller at the Quality-Quest Holsteins sale Oct. 23. The sale was held at the farm owned by Doug and Marty Dye and family near Beloit.
Quality-Quest Firestar, No. 1 in the catalog, led the parade of outstanding individuals passing through the sale ring and was the high seller at $6,200.
Classified Very Good 88, well known for her achievements in the show ring, from the very successful Spitfire cow family, and bred to Lirr-Drew Dempsey, she went to Seven Gables Farm, Cole and Olivia Cummings, Sidney, Ohio.
Quality-Quest Purifire-Et sold for $6,100 to Jared Harding, New Philadelphia, Ohio. She was sired by Comestar Stormatic and from the Excellent Durham daughter, Firepower, and the Excellent 93 granddam, Spitfire. She was classified Very Good 85, due in November to Alped Iron Tempting.
She placed second in the senior 2-year-old cow class at the 2010 Canfield Fair and was a member of the first-place three best females.
Selling for $5,500 to Spring Walk Farm, Big Prairie, Ohio, was Quality-Quest Simplfire-Et. Sired by Comestar Stormatic and also from the Spitfire cow family, she had recently calved and was milking 108 pounds a day after completing a 25,000 pound record at 1-11.
The high selling bred heifer at $5500 was Quality-Quest Blackfire, a full sister to Simplfire. She was due in November to Gold-N-Oaks S Styx. She was purchased by Daryl Guggenbiller, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Quality-Quest Durham Bee a Very Good daughter of the great Regancrest Elton Durham from a Very Good 87 Forbidden daughter, and also from the Spitfire family, was recently fresh and milking 116 pounds per day. She sold for $5,000 to Spring Walk Farm.
The sale averaged $2,714 with 85 head selling. The sale was managed by Kiko Auctioneers, Canton, Ohio, and assisted by the Ohio Holstein Association, Wooster, Ohio. Randall Kiko, Salem, Ohio, was the auctioneer, with Ted Renner, Dalton, Ohio, reading the pedigrees.
Ringmen were Rusty Kiko, Brian Garrison, Steve Deam, Don Alexander and Ken Janes.