The complete dispersal sale of Darren Crawford’s Invergordon stud Horizon Holsteins saw a top price of $32500.
Held on-farm on January 23 during International Dairy Week, the sale conducted by Flanagan Marketing Services was an ‘‘outstanding success’’ according to FMS director Lawrie Flanagan.
‘‘All in all it was a buoyant sale attended by 70 registered buyers and 29 successful purchasers,’’ he said.
The purchasers bought 120 head, which grossed $521150 and averaged $4342, with the top-priced heifer Horizon Bradnick Paradise 5 selling for $32500 to the Bryce/Coolmount partnership from Nowra, NSW.
The second-highest-priced cow sold for $20250 and went to Koroit stud Elm Bank Holsteins, of Chris and Mary Gleeson.
Daughters of high-profile cow Carisma Cairnhill Paradise, with a ranking of Excellent 91, were in high demand, including the top-price and second-top-price cows, grossing $69750 to average $23250.
The major buyers included the Wilson family from Jamberoo, NSW, who purchased 15 head at an average of $3486; Nev, Michelle and Justin Staley from Gippsland, who purchased eight head averaging $5100; and Kevin and Helen Jones of Foster who purchased three head which averaged $7500.