60th National Heifer Sale in Keystone State


The 60th National Heifer Sale was held in Gettysburg, Penna., on Saturday, June 24. While all heifers sold from the ballroom, via video, over 40 consignments were available to be seen in person in a tent next to the hotel. Hotel guests and staff also delighted in getting to see cattle up close, for many a first time experience!

A total of 57 lots sold on the sale, not including two donation lots, and averaged $3210.

The high seller of the sale was from Misty Meadow Dairy of Tillamook, Ore. JX MM GSP 22583 {4} had lively bidding from the ballroom and from the internet, with several interested parties. She has a GJPI  of 191, a GJUI of 29.2, and many AI companies interested. ST Genetics was the victor at the final gavel, bidding $20,000 to bring this January 2017 JX Faria Brothers GSP {3}-ET heifer into their program.


Second high selling heifer of the sale was Ahlem Kwynn Paula 49791, from Ahlem Farms Partnership, Hilmar, Ca. Sired by CDF Karbala Kwynn, this September 2016 heifer from the deep “Paula” family at AFP had a final bid of $12,400 when the gavel fell. ST Genetics won the bidding. 

 

Lot 16, JX Pine Hill Prop Joe Jabba {4}, from Lindsays Pine Hill Jersey Farm in New Waterford, Ohio, was third high seller. This  JX Faria Brothers Prop Joe {3}-ET daughter fetched a final price of $7500 on the auction, with ST Genetics as the final bidder.


This National Heifer Sale Series supports the National Jersey Youth Fund, with 10% of every consignment being donated to the fund. The 2017 sale had 57 consignments from 55 consignors from about 18 different states. Craig Rhein and Mark Gardner were this year’s sale chairmen, and JMS would like to thank them for their contributions and support. 

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