Holstein tops Daffodil Dairy Sale at $3,500


CARROLLTON, Ohio — The 34th Daffodil Dairy Sale reached a record high sale average of $2,049.41 per head on the 46 head sold March 25 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

The top-selling animal was a 2-year-old Holstein cow consigned by Bill and Roxanne Casper of Carrollton, Ohio. The animal was purchased for $3,500 by Russell First of Wooster, Ohio.

Several over $3,000

Other high-selling consignments included a 2-year-old Red Holstein cow consigned by John and Elizabeth Neider of Carrollton, which sold for $3,300 to Claire Heavilin of Freeport, Ohio.

A fresh 2-year-old Holstein cow, consigned by Doug and Marty Dye of Beloit, sold for $3,250 to Jayme Rice of Farmdale, Ohio. Rice also purchased a fresh 2-year-old Holstein cow consigned by Rip Vale Farm of Avella, Pa., for $3,100.

Eight animals sold in the sale were shipped to out-of-state buyers in West Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Benefit items

Immediately prior to the sale, a handmade quilt was auctioned for the benefit of the Carroll County Dairy/Agriculture Scholarship Fund. The quilt was made by Sandy Valdinger of Scio and sold for $650 to Dave Evans of Minerva.

Two Bonnie Mohr dairy prints were also sold to benefit the scholarship fund. The first print was purchased by United Dairy of Martins Ferry, Ohio, for $375. The print was donated back and then sold for $250 to Bill Burkhart of Magnolia.

A second print was sold to Wayne Falb of Carrollton Livestock Auction for $300.

A total of $1,575 was raised for the scholarship fund.

Bill Burkhart of Magnolia chaired this year’s Daffodil Dairy Sale. Auctioneer for the sale was Steve Andrews of Wooster, who was assisted by Mike Schmuck of Louisville.

Rich history

The Daffodil Dairy Sale is one of the longest continually operated dairy breed sales in the country, according to Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension educator for Carroll and Harrison counties.

“I work with many volunteer groups and committees in Carroll and surrounding counties, but none are as dedicated and knowledgeable as the volunteers associated with the Daffodil Dairy Sale Committee,” Hogan said.

“And they’re fun people to work with, too.”

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