The Top of the World Jersey Sale starred 28 live cattle, a choice, embryos and semen lots in a sale as part of the World Dairy Expo 50th Anniversary. Those lots averaged $3,163.21 with just the 24 live head at a $3,491 average.
Over 20 different buyers from 13 different states purchased Jersey cattle at the sale, featuring type, production and genomics.
Lot 13 topped the bidding for the evening, with a final cry at $12,500, the “Chisel” daughter sold to David Allen and family of Reedsburg, Wis. The Matthew Steiner family from Ohio consigned the genomic heifer, who is from the “Lemvig Maid” family.
Lot 8 is a full sister to the 2016 International Jersey Show’s Intermediate Champion and her final bid was $6,400 from David Jones in Okla. She was a consignment from Myron and Brad Arthur and Mike Dilly of Iowa.
The 3rd high selling lot of the evening hailed from Mike and Megan Moede in Wis., and sold to Kyle Burk of Missouri. She is a VG-87% “Tequila” from the Cowbell Councillor Pistachio and “Praline” family, and sold for $5,000.
A choice and embryo lot also sold in the Top of the World Jersey Sale, as well as 20 Units each of “Sambo” and “Centurion” semen. The “Sambo” fetched a $60 / unit price, while the final bid on the “Centurion” was $20 / unit.