Take a crisp, bright, sunny November day, combine it with a barn full of outstanding registered consignments, add a large crowd of dairy enthusiasts, mix in a well known auctioneer, sprinkle with a few ringmen, and you have the recipe for a successful Ohio Multi-Breed Fall Sale held Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster.
The high selling Holstein at $5,700 was Lot 62, Family-Pro Milly 158, a Very Good 86 Windy-Knoll-View Rubens Pro daughter, recently fresh and milking 95 pounds a day. She was the consignment of Richard and Judy Wolf, Creston, and was purchased by Spring Walk Farms, William Wachtel and family, Big Prairie.
Purchased by Alan Brown, New Bremen, for $5,500 was Lot 8, Pine-Tree Freddie Wish-ET consigned by Matthew Steiner, Marshallville. Sired by Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie, she carried contract interest from numerous AI studs, was classified Very Good 85, and from seven generations of excellent dams.
The average was $2,597 on 63 live Holstein lots. Four Holstein Embryo lots averaged $1,438. Five consignments sold from $4,100 to $4,600 and nine more sold over $3,000.
The top selling Ayrshire was Lot 8, Spring Run Blue Sky Dennie at $2,500. A two-year-old daughter of Hawksfield Blue Sky, she had recently calved, was consigned by Thomas Wolf, Shreve, and was purchased by Norbert Farms. The Ayrshires averaged $1,307 on 15 lots.
Lot 20 was the high selling Brown Swiss at $1,600. Coco Charge Emma, a bred heifer due to calve in February to Basic and sired by Little Hill Ladys Charge, was consigned by Alyssa Lautzenheiser, New Philadelphia, and purchased by Tammy Zimmerman, East Canton. The Brown Swiss averaged $1,475.
Milking Shorthorn Lot 22, Tres Colles Alben Dubbie, a winter calf consigned by Tres Colles Farm, Chillicothe, sold for $1,200 and was purchased by Doug Fenton. She was a Tres Colles Roco Alben daughter. Milking Shorthorns averaged $1,150.
The high selling Jersey at $1.600 was Lot 24, J-Kay Justice Elisha, a recently fresh three-year-old, sired by Janes Primetime Justice. She was purchased by Richard Bardall, Tippecanoe, and was consigned by Ericka Graves and Jacob Morgan, Urbana. Jerseys averaged $1,300.
The sale was managed by the Ohio Holstein Association and the Ohio Ayrshire Breeders Association. Auctioneer was Steve Andrews, Wooster, with Ted Renner and Duane Rader reading the pedigrees. Ringmen were Don Alexander, Randall Kiko, Lynn Nuenenschwander, Ken Janes and Paul Haskins. Cattle sold to Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.