SALEM, Ohio — Holstein breeders from across Ohio and as far away as New Jersey and Kentucky gathered at the Kiko Farm in Salem, Ohio, March 7 for the Ohio Holstein Convention Sale.
District Two hosted this year’s convention, which also included farm tours at the Campbell Bros. farm in Homeworth, and a tour of Whiteleather Holsteins in Minerva.
There were 71 lots that totaled $244,325, for an average of $3,441.20.
Topping the sale was the first lot, consigned by Springhill Farm, Big Prairie, Ohio. Springhill-OH Dorcy Wanda caught the eye of many bidders at the auction, selling for $16,000 on the bid of Brightbill Gem-Hill Farm, of Loudonville, Ohio.
She was born Oct. 6, 2010 and was fresh Nov. 5, 2013. She is the daughter of Coyne-Farms Dorcy-ET *By and Springhill-OH Oman Windy.Select Sires, Genex, Semex and Taurus were willing to write contracts to the new owners for studs for artificial insemination.
The second top seller was Greenlea Adv Maemay-Red, which sold for $9,200. The cow was consigned by William Indoe, of Lodi, Ohio, and sold to Grant Randle and Bryce and Abbigail Easter, of Zionsville, Ind.
She was born Sept. 2, 2008, and is the daughter of KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET and Creek-Knoll Mae Distric-Red. She was the grand champion at the National Red and White Show in 2013.
Third top seller
Jas-K Guth Treasure-Red-ET*VR brought $8,000 at the Ohio Holstein Convention auction. She was purchased by Robert Puskas, of Somerset, N.J., from Matthew Steiner, of Marshallville, Ohio.
Jas-K Guth Treasure was born in October 2011, out of Fustead Goldwyn Guthrie-ET and Vande Shot Tiffany-Red-ET. She carries the variant red gene, which means that when she is bred to any black and white sire, she will produce red and white calves 50% of the time.
Jas-K Guth became fresh in November after delivering red and white *PO Ivan x Treasure, which sold for $2,300 at the sale. The registration is pending on the polled red and white calf.
Fourth top seller
Hez Goldchip Hada-ET, born March 2013, sold for $6,000 to Paradise Valley Farm, of Louisville, Ohio. She was consigned by Hez, LLC., Tim Abbott,of Franklin, Vt.
She is the daughter of Mr.Chassity Gold Chip-ET and Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah, who has an extensive show-winning record dating back to 2007.
Volume buyer of the day was Paradise Valley Farm, of Louisville, Ohio, with six head purchased for over $24,000 total.
Cattle sold at the auction went mostly to Ohio breeders. Seven head were sold to out-of-state breeders, with four going to Pennsylvania, and one head each to Indiana, New Jersey and Kentucky.