An equal top price of $17000 was achieved twice at yesterday’s on-farm 1st Stage Complete Dispersal Sale of the dual Master Breeder herd, Invergordon’s Paringa Holsteins.
The sale, opened by owner Pam Malcolm, saw Paringa Destry Apple (ET) VG 87 (2nd lact) sold to Avonlea Holsteins of J and C Gardiner, of Cardinia (74km south east of Melbourne).
Also selling for the top price was the young cow Paringa Aftershock Stacey VG 87 (2nd lact) a ninth generation VG from the noted Supreme family, who was purchased by the Dee Family of the well-known Clydevale herd at Macorna (24.5km south of Kerang).
The next high price of $14000 was the close-to-calving cow Paringa Steady Micka VG 86 from the long established Marlene line, who was also purchased by Avonlea Holsteins and the second top price was shared by a sixth generation EX cow Paringa Damion Nico (ET) EX 91, who was purchased by a Sale (78.3thkm east of Moe) buyer.
A near complete clearance was sold with Dairy Livestock Services (DLS) reporting an average of $3360.
"It was a pretty good sale. They went all over Victoria and NSW,’" DLS Northern Victorian agent Lee Hamilton said.
Pental Island (14.8km south east of Swan Hill) buyer Greg Randall was the top buyer - purchasing 22 cows.
See more in Country News next week.