WOOSTER, Ohio — When the gavel fell for the last time at the Ohio Holstein Spring Sale March 21 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, 46 registered Holsteins had sold for an average of $2,058.
Topping the sale was Shultz Shottle Krisp, a 3-year-old daughter of the popular Picston Shottle-ET. She was already scored Very Good 85, with 24,080 pounds of milk as a 2-year-old.
Consigned by Kingsmill DCF, LLC, Liberty, N.C., she sold for $4,100 to James Sheffield, Wellington, Ohio.
Two animals tied for second highest-selling consignment. Velvet-View Bolivar Jemima was consigned by Velvet-View Farms, Aaron Schlauch, Big Prairie, Ohio. A spring yearling, she was sired by End-Road PVF Bolivar-ET from a Good Plus 82 daughter of Regancrest-MR Drham Sam-ET with 27,200 pounds of milk and 985 pounds of fat at 2 years, next dam EX 92 2E, she is from the Jeeves cow family. She sold to Brian Ramsey, Louisville, Ohio for $3,100.
Also selling for $3,100 was Renwind Lou Angel, a bred heifer consigned by Julie Renner, Dalton, Ohio. Sired by Jenny-Lou Marshall P149-ET, her dam was a Very Good 87 daughter of Roylane Jordan with 25,574 pounds of milk, 4.4% test and 1,112 pounds of fat at 2 years. She was purchased by Trent Neuenschwander, Dalton, Ohio.
Lorawae Pronto Lexington consigned by John Lora, Salem, Ohio, was one of the top selling calves in the sale. A September calf sired by Windy-Knoll-View Pronto from an Excellent 91 EX-MS Durham with 31,300 pounds of milk, she sold for $2100 to Joe Cole, Bloomville, Ohio.
Also selling for $2,100 was the September calf, MD-Maple-Lawn Skychief Sue, sired by Donnandale Skychief from a Very Good 87 Durham daughter, consigned by Gene Iager, Fulton, Maryland. She sold to Patrick Twining, Wellington, Ohio.
Cows averaged $2,477, bred heifers $2,234, yearlings $2,142 and calves $1,446.
A large crowd of Holstein breeders was present, including several youth who were eligible to sign up for the nine vouchers that were donated by organizations and breeders involved with the Ohio Holstein Association. The vouchers in the amounts of $200 and $300 could be used by youth to purchase animals in the sale.
Winners of the vouchers were Dustin Campbell, Greg Cornish, Leanna Thompson, Pat Twining, Ben Klier, Curtis Bickel, Matt McCombs, Russ Alden, and Kyle Andrews.