The Top of the World Jersey Sale was held in Madison, Wis., as the conclusion to the Jersey breed events at World Dairy Expo. Strong breezes kept the sale pavilion well ventilated, but the crowd filled the seats and watched the parade of cattle cross the auction ring.
The sale had 28 lots sell, including two choices and an embryo lot. The overall average was $2080. The 25 live Registered Jerseys averaged $2192.
The high selling lot is a proven show winner already this week, winning the Senior Yearling class in the International Jersey Show and also grabbing the Reserve Junior Champion banner for the Junior show. Lot 22, Wildweed Primero Lightning, was consigned by Michael and Megan Moede and Katie Ledvica of Algoma, Wis., and was purchased by Buster Goff of Hobbs, N.M., for $5200.
Next high seller was Woodmohr Be True, VG-88% from Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, Wis. She sold to Starwischer Jerseys, Ethan Starkey, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, for $4100.
Close on “Be True’s” heels was the 10th place Jr. 3-year-old of the 2018 International Jersey Show, Ratliff Premier Demi, E-90%. From Ron and Christy Ratliff, Garnett, Ks., this young cow sold to Misty Meadow Dairy in Tillamook, Ore., for $4000.
The Top of the World Jersey Sale will be held in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday, October 3 at 4:00 p.m. (CDT) as part of World Dairy Expo.
** ADDED TO THE SALE ** Lot 34 Choice
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Cows selling in the Top of the World Jersey Sale: (not currently pictured is Lot 31, who will be showing on Wednesday morning)
Lot 1 will be selling in absentia, from her home in CA. VIDEO OF HEIFER
The heifers have been pictured, with the exception of Lot 22, who will be showing Tuesday evening.
LOT A – First Choice Female sired by River Valley Spice Showdown and out of Steeshanie Iatola Tinkerbell, E-91%.
LOT B – 5 #1 Embryos sired by Elliotts Regency Casino-ET and out of BBDN Excitation Especially, E-91%
The Top of the World Jersey Sale will be held in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday, October 3, at 4:00 p.m. (CDT), as part of the World Dairy Expo Jersey breed activities. The catalog features consignments from throughout the nation, and includes choices and embryo packages. Over 30 live Jerseys have common names in their pedigrees such as “Veronica” and “Kookie”, “Venus” and “Willie May.”
Some consignments have genomic opportunity, while others have already made a name for themselves in the show ring this summer. Ages range from July, 2018 to a mature Excellent cow with several generations of VG and EX backing her pedigree.
Browse through the Top of the World Jersey catalog and watch for more updates and pictures of the consignments from the Expo grounds on “From Inside the Sale Ring” JMS Blog. LIVE online viewing and bidding will be available at JerseyAuctionLive.com.
The Dairyland Protein Sale will be in Janesville, WI., on Friday, October 5, with great production based opportunities for those who need cattle replacements!
The fall sale season will be upon us quickly and we are looking for your consignments! We have several regional sales and elite national sales for you to consider putting your herd’s best!
Please turn your lists of quality production based cows, nice replacement heifers, notable cow family members, superior type, and/or genomic tested prospects in to your area representative or the JMS staff. We would be happy to help you market your Jersey genetics!
These consignments will be needed soon, as the first sale of the fall season.
Jersey Journal Ad deadline: July 20 | CATALOG deadline: August 1
2018 SOUTHEAST JERSEY CLASSIC
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2018 MID-ATLANTIC SALE
Top of the World Sale features the nation’s elite, and the Dairyland Production Sale features the region’s best production based Jerseys.
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2018 OHIO FALL SALE
Pot O’ Gold consignments are all genomic tested. AJCA will pay for 3 tests of POG nominees, and they will need to be submitted to the labs BEFORE Sept 1.
Jersey Journal Ad Deadline: September 12 | CATALOG deadline: September 12
2018 AA AND POG SALES
The Top of the World Jersey Sale was held on October 4 in Madison, Wis., as part of the World Dairy Expo Jersey activities. With semen and a choice, 37 lots sold for an average of $2886.
The high selling heifer, Lot 25, is Intense Gentry Priceless, the 2nd place Senior Yearling in the 2017 International Jersey Show. Consigned by Clark Valley and Tim Natzke, Wis., she sold to Pacific Ridge, Brent Rocha, Ore., for $7,200.
Lots B and C from Matthew Steiner, Ohio, sold to Vierra Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif., for $6,200 and $5,750 respectively. This makes them second and third high selling lots of the sale.
A big thank you to the consignors to the 2017 Top of the World Sale, along with the bidders and buyers. Best of luck on all your purchases!
** Sale Order **
The Top of the World Jersey Sale is on Wednesday evening, 4:00 p.m. (CDT) in the Estrumate Sale Pavilion, as part of the World Dairy Expo Jersey festivities in Madison, Wis. The Udder shot gallery was taken with the cows full of milk, while the side shot gallery of pictures were taken this morning, with udders not as full.
The two dry cows, Lots 33 and 36, are also in this slide show gallery.
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