Jersey Youth Fund Benefits from NHS

The 61st National Heifer Sale was held Thursday evening as part of the AJCA – NAJ Annual Meetings and 150th Anniversary celebration. Scenic Valley Farm, West Salem, Ohio, was the setting for the event. Each heifer going through the ring contributes 10% of their sale to the National Jersey Youth Fund.

The 2018 edition of National Heifer Sale saw 41 Lots of choices, embryos and live heifers go through the auction block, with an average of $7190.

The top two high selling lots broke records for high selling Jerseys in this sale!

The high seller was Lot 2, JX Pine-Tree Disco Paris 1696 {5}-ET, from Matthew Steiner and Pine-Tree Dairy, Marshallville, OH. Lively bidding from a packed crowd and an active internet pushed the heifer’s value to $67,500. She was successfully purchased by ABS Global, DeForest, Wis.

The second high selling lot was a choice from Faria Brothers Dairies in Dumas, Tx. Again, lively bidding pushed the choice of three heifers to $51,000, with Lot H, JX Faria Brothers Usainbolt Jamaica {4}, being the selected heifer. ST Genetics, Navasota, Tx,  was the winning bidder on this valuable heifer.

Lot 12, JX Dupat Craze 18104 {5}-ET, was consigned to the National Heifer Sale by Wickstrom Jersey Farms Inc., Hilmar, Ca. She was the 3rd high selling lot of the night, going to ST Genetics for $18,200.

Jersey Marketing Service would like to thank all of the consignors and buyers as part of this National Heifer Sale. To all supporters of the sale and those who donated their time and services to this event, THANK YOU! We wouldn’t be able to have great events like this without everyone’s support!

Buckeye Production Sale Concludes

The inaugural Buckeye Production Sale was held in Wooster, Ohio at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 16., 2018. The sale featured the dispersal of Rudy Hoschstetler’s Registered Jersey herd from Millersburg, Ohio, as well as consignments from Jersey breeders in OH, PA, TN and WV.

A total of 168 head went through the JMS sale ring, for an average of $1034.

Several head sold above $1500, but topping the sale was Lot 58, JX Cantendo Legal Radiant {3}, at $1700 The milk cow was consigned by Rudy Hochstetler, and was purchased by Pine Tree Dairy of Rittman, Ohio. The second high selling lot was 142 from Gaby Jersey Farm, Greeneville, Tenn. Nico DeBoer of Chandler, Tx., purchased the bred heifer for $1600.

The volume buyer of the sale was Nico DeBoer, with other buyers supporting the sale from MI, NY, OH, PA and WV.

Ohio Spring Classic was HOT!

The temperature was hot in the sale coliseum at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster Ohio for the Ohio Spring Classic Sale. Bidding was also “hot” from internet, phone and live bidders and buyers! With all the buyers and bidders support, 79 lots (78 live head and 1 choice) averaged $2194.94.

ST Genetics was the buyer of the high selling consignment, Lot 3. This young genomic tested calf was consigned by Matthew Steiner, Marshallville, Ohio. Lively bidding from two internet bidders helped JX Pine-Tree Tyrion Hill 1709 {3}-ET reach $10,200.

ST Genetics and Matthew Steiner also paired for the second top selling lot, Lot 4. JX Pine-Tree World Cup 1307 1706 {4}-ET was again hotly contested by internet bidders, and stuck off at $7,200.

Next in the high selling line-up was Crossbrook Disco Nebula, consigned by Jon Prokop of Middleburgh, N.Y. She was purchased for $6500 by Select Sires, Inc.

In the top four was Dixie’s Joel Diamond-ET, Lot 58. From the partnership of Prokop, Kueffner and Packard, this heifer sold for $6,000 to a new partnership of Berry and Jenson, Ore.

A huge thank you to the consignors, bidders and buyers for the success of today’s sale.

Woodstock Dairy Reduction Sale Wrap-Up

The Woodstock Dairy Reduction Sale was held in Janesville, Wis., on Friday, May 18, 2018. A cross-section of the herd’s milking and dry cows, in addition to bred heifers and a few younger calves sold. The Wayne Woods family, currently of Iola, Wis., will be moving west as they begin new endeavors.  Hoard’s Dairyman, Fort Atkinson, Wis., was a guest consignor, with 15 head of bred heifers. A total of 131 head moved across the auction block, averaging $1112.

Fourteen different buyers took home Woodstock and Hoards genetics to add to their herds, hailing from Wisconsin, California, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Top selling lots where 1560 and 1622, both for $1700. Lot 1560 was Woodstock Persevere JH Maid, selling to Hass Acres LLC of Evansville, Wis. Lot 1622, Woodstock Santana Pa Missoula, sold to Emma Buetel, Brodhead, Wis.

1560 – One of the top selling lots in the Woodstock Dairy Reduction Sale
1622 was the second of the high selling lots at the Woodstock Reduction Sale

Tying for second top seller was 1106 and 1595, at $1650. Hass Acres LLC was the buyer of Lot 1106, Woodstock Jacinto Maid 1106-ET, and Junction Jerseys LLC, Hatley, Wis., purchased Lot 1595, Woodstock Amazing MJ Leslie.

1595 (left) was one of the second high selling lots of the Woodstock Reduction Sale

JMS wishes the Woods family all the best as they pack, move, and settle in at their new west coast locations, and we thank the buyers and bidders at the sale for their support of the Woodstock herd.

New York Next Generation Sale Concludes

The Steuben County Fairgrounds was the site of today’s New York Next Generation Sale, held with live animals on site and cattle selling online, in groups from their home location. A total of 99 head sold, with a $938 average.

Top seller was Lot 1, at $3500. She was consigned by Underground Genetics and sold to Jack Button, both of NY.

The second high seller will also make her new home with buyer Jack Button. She sold for $3150 and was consigned by Tyler Herrington, NY.

The volume buyer was Emerling Farm, NY. Cattle sold to NY, OH, PA, and TN.

Kentucky National Jersey Sale Wrap-up

The Kentucky National Show and Sale series celebrated its 56th year beginning yesterday with Holsteins and Jerseys, completing today with four colored breed sales. The Kentucky National Jersey Sale, on Thursday, April 5, averaged $1216 on 45 head of quality consignments from breeders from IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, NC, OH, TN, VA, VT. Jersey Marketing Service and the Kentucky Jersey Cattle Club thank the buyers from CO, FL, IN, IL, MO, KY, NC, NY, OH, TX, WI.

The top selling lot of the sale was Lot 11 – JX Laurola Radical Amy {6}-P-ET.  She was consigned by Bowman Dairy Inc., Julian, NC and purchased by Joshua Doecheff of CO for $4,200.

The second top seller was Lot 16 from the Greg Bourne Family in Ohio. TJ Classic Centurion Vivid sold to KCCK Genetics and Hadley Ehlers, IL, for $3050.

Again, a big thank you for the consignors who support this sale series each year, and to the bidders and buyers who appreciate the quality brought to the sale.