Ameri-Milk Completes Herd Dispersal

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Don Mielke’s Ameri-Milk Jerseys (and some Holstein cows) held a complete “retirement” dispersal today, at the farm in Menasha, Wis. A light breeze with plenty of sunshine had the large crowd in great spirits as they gathered to support years of great breeding. 42 different buyers from nine different states purchased cattle, semen and/or equipment at today’s event, dispersing Don’s deep pedigreed herd across the mid-west region.

Cattle numbered 96 lots, for a $1531.51 average. With semen lots and equipment lots added to the sale equal a total of 115 lots with a $1359.

Lot 320 – JX Ameri-Milk Grabmycup Georgett320 {6}-ET – sold for $8400 to D&D Jerseys, Newton, Wis.

Lot 311 – JX Ameri-Milk Eusi Twinkle-311 {5} – sold for $5000 to Jason and Leah James, Mineral Point, Wis.

Lot 268 – Ameri-Milk Apple Paisley 268 – sold for $3900 to Gary Schwefel, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Lot 273 – JX Ameri-Milk Texas Tribute 273 {4} – sold to Ryan Gartman, Cedar Grove, Wis., for $3550

Lot 209 – Ameri-Milk Sam Atta-209 – sold for $3350 to Jason Cast, Beaver Crossing, Neb.

Lot 245 – Ameri-Milk Crit Victoria 245-P – sold for $3300 to David Wagner, Maribel, Wis.

Lot 32 – Lost-Elm TBone Eryn – sold for $3000 to Brianna Glaeser, Valders, Wis.

Don and his family, as well as Jersey Marketing Service, wish all the buyers great luck with their new purchases and thank all those who supported the sale today.


Ohio Spring Classic Sale Wrap-up

The Ohio Spring Classic Sale was held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio today, with 128 lots going through the ring, averaging $2119.

Lot 45 was the top seller of the day, consigned by River Valley Farm in Tremont, Ill. River Valley Genie Spice 1664-ET sold to Sam, Angela and George Colpetzer, Greenville, Pa., for $9000.

Lot 19, from Lindsays Pine Hill Jersey Farm, New Waterford, Ohio, was the second high seller. JX Pine Hill Vandrell Lumber {3} brought a selling price of $7500, and sold to ST Genetics.

Lot 18 was the third high selling of the Ohio Spring Classic Sale, from Albright Jerseys LLC, Willard, Ohio. JX AJ Avon 3258 {3} was purchased by ST Genetics for $7200.

Consignors sent cattle from seven different states, for both a tie-up and “commercial” format of the sale combined. Buyers were from 13 different states, from Maine to Oklahoma. Adrie Vanderjagt of Sulphur Springs, Texas was the volume buyer.



Norse Star Jerseys Disperse

The Mike and Merna Fremstad families dispersed their 100 years of Jersey breeding in a two day event at the farms in Westby, Wis. Almost 1125 head of deep pedigrees, type and production went through the sale rings, averaging $1418.

A large crowd of Jersey enthusiasts, Fremstad family and friends filled the tents and logged on the internet to watch a large group of great cattle pass through the ring.

Norse Star Vitality Raven (4563) was the high selling lot of the sale at $6500. The 2016 3rd Place Milking Yearling from the All American Jersey Show sold to Grady Auer of New London, Wis.

**Correction** Second High seller was Norse Star Texas 4764, who was purchased by Haas Acres LLC from Evansville, Wis., for $5500.

The third high selling Jersey was Norse Star Mozart Denali (4418), selling to internet bidder Chad Bohn of Litchfield, Minn., for $5400.


Also selling at the $5000 level was Norse Star Joel 5187, heading to New York for purchaser Jon Prokop.

Over 10 head were auctioned off to new owners for over $3000.

Jersey Marketing Service and the Fremstad families would like to wish everyone good luck with your purchases from the Norse Star Jersey Complete Dispersal. We at JMS would also like to thank the Fremstad family for allowing us to work with you and we wish you all the best as you look to new endeavors, yet continue in the Jersey breed on a smaller setting!



New York Next Generation Sale

New York’s Next Generation Sale was held in Bath, N.Y., at the Steuben County Fairgrounds. The New York Jersey Breeders not only provided quality consignments, but helped to coordinate the event. Cattle were sold at the fairgrounds and online, with the online lots selling from their home farms. 121 head were struck off by the auctioneer’s gavel, showing an average of $1213.64.

Kevetta Citation A Victory-ET, Lot 34S, was the high selling lot of the sale. She was consigned by Tyler Herrington, Dansville, N.Y., and was purchased for $4,400 by Dream Road Jerseys, Johnstown, N.Y.

Volume buyers of the day were Jeff Adams from Washington (31 head), and Creek Bottom Farms of Pennsylvania (30 head). In addition to WA and PA, buyers are taking New York genetics to IN, MD, NY, OH, and WI.

Thank you to the consignors, bidders and buyers of the New York Next Generation Sale!


Northeast Jersey Sale Concludes

The Northeast Jersey Classic & Breeders Sale was held in Wallingford, VT at the farm of Gerald and Diane Colvin. A warm, sunny day with a bit of a breeze brought out a great crowd! With heifers and three cows housed in pasture and tie-up settings, a total of 274 head went through the ring for an average of $1399.64.

Buyers from 10 different states purchased from the breeders of the Northeast. Creek Bottom Farm, Pa., was the volume buyer.

Top seller, men pictured above, was Lot 8. Mapleline Citation Barbara was consigned by Paul & John Kokoski, Hadley, Mass. Poulin Farms of Newport, Vt., purchased the heifer for $4,400. Mapleline Farm is represented by John Kokoski on the left and herdsman Jason Johnson on the right. Josh Poulin is the gentleman in the center.

Second high seller was Lot 3, consigned by Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vt . For $3,700, Billings Joel Salsa-ET was purchased by Poulin Farms.

Buckeye Classic Jersey Sale – Wrap-up

The Buckeye Classic Jersey Sale sold 36 lots of heifers, cows and embryos, genomics, show type and great production from consignors in Ohio, Indiana, New York, and Tennessee. The overall sale average was $1600. Buyers ranged  from Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.


The top-selling lot was Lot 16 – Virtuoso Eden, consigned by Jake Hershberger, Lynn Yocum and Myers Jersey Farm in Troy, Ohio. For $4100, Craig Dotson of Williamsburg, Ohio won the rights to take this calf home into his show string.

Lot 29 – TJ Classic Tequila Blossom, consigned to the sale by Joel & Greg Bourne and Tabitha Francis, Ansonia, Ohio, was the second high selling heifer of the event. Eddie Harris of Cleveland, Tenn., was the final bidder at $2950.

Lot 5 – Cowbell Redpath Cozy – consigned by Christine Sheesley Rozler, Potsdam, N.Y. was the third high seller. She was purchased by Ethan Starkey of Mechanicsburg, Ohio for $2850.