WASHINGTON, Pa. – This year’s 48th annual National Heifer Sale totaled $412,000 in donated heifers, cash contributions and collectibles and hit a new record with its highest-selling heifer.
The sale is unlike any other. This is because the 102 Jersey heifers, choices and embryo packages were all donated, and 10 percent of the proceeds went to the national Jersey youth development program. And the balance was donated to the American Jersey Cattle Club (AJCC) Research Foundation.
The sale was June 25 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Washington, Pa. It is sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Top sellers. The highest-selling heifer sold at this year’s sale was also the highest-selling heifer in the event’s 48-year history.
MVF Paramount Golda 1218-ET sold for $14,100 to Kevin Marcks and Wade Schoneck of Seymour, Wis. Meadow View Farm of Pine Grove, Pa., donated the heifer.
High Lawn Farm of Lenox, Mass., donated the second highest-selling heifer. High Lawn Jace Cherie sold for $12,500 to CDF Jerseys of Hilmar, Calif.
The third highest-selling heifer at $9,200 was D&E Rueben Party Time. Donnie and Elsa Sherman of Hilmar, Calif., donated the animal and Lars Russell of Hilmar, Calif., was the buyer.
Ninety-five lots totaled $309,900.
Also for sale. Also raising money was the collectibles sale where The Jersey by Francis Eustis No. 29 of 200 sold for $16,000 to “Friends of Jim Cavanaugh.” They gave the model back to donor Cavanaugh of Columbus during the sale.
Jersey bull and cow busts also by Eustis were donated by Jane Chittenden of New Lebanon, N.Y., and sold for $5,500 to Tom Colpetzer of Greenville, Pa.
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