For the second consecutive year, the Wisconsin State Sale was held as an online only sale, hosted on Jersey Bid.com. And to great success. All of the 25 lots of open and bred heifers, cows, embryos and Badger Treasure Sale calves sold for an average of $2087.50. A total of 30 head of live cattle sold for an average of $2,171 and a total of 22 embryos sold for an average of $264 per embryo.
Lot 2 – Dodan LH Dignitary Tally-ET was the top-selling lot of the day. The consignment from D & D Jerseys and Lloyd Heinz in Newton, WI sold for $5,050 to Josiah Heagy, Titusville, PA. “Tally” is due in August to “Marvel” and the resulting calf has interest from a number of AI companies.
Second Top Seller was Lot 3 – Heinz Charnesa Melinda 8381. Consigned by Lloyd Heinz, Shawano, WI this May 2013 heifer had many AI companies interested in talking to the new owner. Josiah Heagy, PA was the buyer of this lot also, for $3,450.
Third high lot of the sale was Lot 1, consigned by Orthridge Farms and Dan Bauer, Lancaster, WI. Orthridge-DB Zuma Rutabaga was fresh in March and sold to Jason Cast, Beaver Crossing, NE for $3,075.
The highest selling group lot, and fourth high overall, was a group of 5 springing heifers from David Allen, Reedsburg, WI. The Wheeler Family, Jackson, ID was the successful buyer, with the group selling for $3,000 per heifer.
Watch for a more detailed wrap-up in an upcoming issue of the Jersey Journal. Thank you to all the bidders, buyers and consignors and congratulations on a great sale.