The E.V. Smith Dairy Complete Dispersal was held in sweltering Shorter, AL at the farm today, June 7. They tell us that this is nothing compared to later in the summer, but it is safe to say that the heat is a shock to most of us that endured a bitter cold winter!
Along with the gnats, the crowd filled the JMS tent and bidding was steady from all corners and from the internet.
The complete dispersal sold 121 head and averaged $1,274.17 with a gross of $154,175. Two internet bidders participated, from California and Nebraska. Buyers participated from AL, CA, GA, LA, MS, & TX.
Adrie Vanderjagt, Texas, was the volume buyer with 31 head of milk cows, dry cows and bred heifers. He was also the buyer of the top three selling lots of cattle for the day. Lot 1138 is a first calf “TBone” daughter with a projected m.e. of 14,568-806-564 at 2-1. She is bred to “Eclipes-P” and due in December. She sold for $2,450.
Selling for $2,400 was Lot 1156. The “Sensation” daughter calved at 1-10 and is confirmed pregnant to “TBone.” Her projected m.e. is 18,244 – 720 – 631.
Lot 1136 was third high seller of the day at $2,350. She is a Den-Kel Sweet Louie Aragi-ET daughter, fresh with her first calf at 2-2 and carries a projected m.e. of 17,555 – 766 – 557. She has been confirmed pregnant to GR Oomsdale Lou CC Charnesa-ET, 7JE1134.
JMS thanks the E.V. Smith Dairy and the buyers and bidders from today’s auction.