In a sale mostly of calves, it was Lot 1, Eclipspeirce Modesty Canto-ET, that was sold for the top price at tonight's World Wide Sires Evolution Sale.
Conducted by Dairy Livestock Services, the showpiece Holstein sale at International Dairy Week could not live up to the hefty prices of last year, with Eclipspeirce Modesty Canto-ET selling for $30 000, beating out the second top priced cow by $13 000.
The 33 lots that sold went for an average price of $6990 and auctioneer Brian Leslie could not have been happier.
"It was a wonderful sale. The quality was great. The presentation was great. There was a huge crowd. We're ecstatic," he said.
To read more about the sale, pick up a copy of next week's Country News.