Sale Results

855th Great Northern Sale ~ November, 21, 2017

The November Dairy Production sale was held November 21, 2017 at Great Northern.  Prices were consistent and steady throughout the sale.  The day’s top price of $3,100 came on two different cows:  a tall, silky, black Lauthority fresh in her third lactation with 151 lbs. first test after making 26,932 4.1 1107 3.3 879 at 2-10 and a 29,020 3.8 1103 2.9 843 @ 2-00 Skymont fresh with 130 lbs.  Both cows were classified Good Plus in their previous lactations but looked to pick up several points the next time they see a classifier!  The second-high price of $2,800 came on a grade Damion daughter milking 112 lbs. in her second lactation.  Two additional cows sold for $2,700 each.  A Yoder 2 yr old milking 101 lbs. and a 32,358 Gabor milking 132 lbs.  The majority of the first and second lactation fresh cows sold in the $1,700 to $2,300 range.   A group of big, well grown Registered springing heifers sold for an average of $1,730.  Most of these heifers were bred to sexed semen. The top heifer at $1,850 was a Mogul from a VG-87 Guthrie with 21,660 4.2 905.  She sold due to sexed Gold Chip.   The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

 

Halloween Harvest Sale ~ October, 31, 2017

The chilly weather wasn’t much of a Halloween treat, but the line-up awaiting prospective buyers at the Halloween Harvest Sale offered lots of treats for profit minded dairymen!  A nice crowd assembled on October 31, 2017 at the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac, for this fall sale sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association and appropriately named the Halloween Harvest Sale.  There was active bidding with consistent prices throughout the sale which resulted in a $2,740 average of 70 lots.

Topping the sale was one of the lovely uddered Red & Whites offered in the sale.  Jeffrey-Way Sophi-Red-ET *PO VG-86 sold fresh 2 weeks and milking over 90 lbs. in her second lactation after making 22,378 4.7 1041 3.9 863 at 2-02.  A twelfth generation EX or VG, this Armani is backed by an EX-94 2E Lawn Boy with 50,240 4.2 2017.  Selz-Pralle Dairy, Humbird, WI placed the final bid of $6,500 on this consignment from Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville, WI. 

Selling for $6,000 was Lot 1, Our-Favorite Expectation-ET GP-83, the consignment of Todd Stanek, Fall Creek, WI.  This Kingboy junior 2-year-old is a sister to the popular A.I. bulls Undenied, Union, Point On & Mafia, who rank very high on the PTA Type list!  Their dam is the highly regarded, Our-Favorite Unlimited EX-92 by Atwood.  Eli King, Millersburg, PA invested in this promising young cow.

An Atwood daughter of the 2013 Star of the Breed, Idee Shottle Lalia EX-95 2E, sold to Tim Borgardt, Oshkosh, WI for $4,800.   Consigned by Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, WI this VG-88 EX-MS 3-year-old sold milking 118 lbs. and bred back, carrying a Doorman heifer calf.  

A young cow that caught the attention of many was Tombeth Goldchip Esagold-ET.  Classified VG-85 in September, this July, 2015 Gold Chip daughter sold serviced to sexed Undenied.  The consignment of Thomas & Elizabeth Kearns, Gays Mills, WI, Esagold hails from one of their key cow families with two dams at 94 points!  Jake Kruschke, New Richmond, WI paid $4,000 to add this young cow to the high type Crisdhome herd.   

The top bred heifer at $3,550 was consigned by Mr. Kruschke. Crisdhome Reesespuff-Red-Tw is a September, 2015 Absolute due in November to Atwood.  Her EX-94 3E Advent dam with 36,560 goes back to 4 time All-American, Renita Ranger-Red EX-94 3E.  Second-Look Holsteins, Eden, WI purchased this fancy heifer. 

Craig Carncross, Lodi, WI paid $3,900 for the top open heifer.  Sunview Fortune Hope-ET is a July, 2016 Fortune daughter with a GTPI +2719 and +9.3PL +3.8DPR.  Her dam is a +2569G Supershot then the VG-86 Epic Hue with several sons in A.I.   Hope was the consignment of Sebastien Dion & Neil McDonah, Trempealeau, WI. 

Bryan Stremcha served as chairman of the sale and headed up the selection committee.  Darrell Worden sold the sale with Kevin Jorgensen giving pedigree updates.  Ringmen included Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Lynn Harbaugh, Chad Ryan, Don Mayer and Ron Roskopf.  Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. clerked the sale.

853rd Great Northern Sale ~ October, 17, 2017

A nice crowd was on hand October 17, 2017 at the Great Northern Sales Arena for the October Dairy Production Sale. The prospective buyers bid quickly and actively with several cows selling over the $2,000 mark.  The high selling cow for the evening was a big, tall, long Lynn Dickey 3 year old milking 121 lbs. SCC 9 after making 29,830 4.2 1281 @ 1-10.   A GP-84 Observer daughter with 26,020 @ 1-10 sold for $2,700.  She was fresh in September and had 118 lbs. SCC 39 on her October test.  A GP-83 33,910 Salvatore  also commanded a final bid of $2,700.  This 3 year old had 129 lbs. SCC 13 on her last test and her VG-86 dams has records to 31,800M.  Two other cows sold for $2,600 each:  a Watson 3 year old milking 121 lbs. SCC 7 and a Tatum 2 year old with 94 lbs. SCC 16 on her October test.   The top selling springing heifer was a Riverdown Launch from a GP-82 34,170 dam.  Due to Mr Brash, she sold for $1,500.    The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

Fond du Lac County Classic ~ September, 26, 2017

The 72nd edition of the Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic was held on September 26, 2017 at the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac, WI.  A nice crowd and active bidding led to a $2,398 average on 62 lots.   Darrell Worden sold the sale with Kevin Jorgensen providing pedigree updates.  Fielding bids were Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Don Mayer, Bob Sabo and Ron Roskopf. 

Claiming high selling honors for the evening was the consignment of Tom Breeser, Amiity-Breeze Holsteins, Brandon, WI.   Mystik-Kreek Atw Holiday-ET *RC VG-85 sold just fresh, milking 105 lbs. and looking the part to soon complete 6 generations Excellent.   This Atwood 3 year old was purchased by Andy & Sarah Lenkaitis, St. Charles, IL for $3,500.  Another beautiful uddered Atwood, this one a 2 yr old just fresh 20 days and milking 89 lbs. sold for $3,400 to Meier Meadows LLC, Ridott, IL.  Four-Of-A-Kind Atw Ariel-ET was the consignment of Doug Lemke, Hilbert, WI and is backed by an EX-94 3E GMD Shottle who completes 4 generations Excellent.  Meier Meadows also selected the VG-87 Mogul consigned by Rodney Zietlow, Berlin, WI.  Bur-Rodz Mogul Annie VG-87 was milking 128 lbs. in her second lactation and sold bred to Kingboy.  Her selling price was $3,350.  A big red & white Ladd P daughter consigned by Budjon Farms & Peter Vail, Lomira, WI sold to Felten Farms, St. Cloud, WI for $3,050.   Wildweed Ladd Margarita-Red VG-87 was nominated All-American R&W Jr. 2 Year Old in 2016 and descends from the World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, HIllcroft Leader Melanie EX-96 3E 2*. 

The Fond du Lac County Holstein Breeders Association sponsors the sale with the juniors members manning the lunch stand.   Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

851st Great Northern Sale ~ September, 12, 2017

Several cows sold in the $2000 range with a top price of $2,300 at the September 12, 2017 Dairy Production Sale at Great Northern.  Two cows shared the title of high seller:  an Altarabo 2-year-old milking 115 lbs. SCC 83 from a 36,180 4.1 1484 dam and a London 2-year-old just fresh with 80 lbs.  Another 3 cows sold for $2,200 each.  All fresh 2-year-olds milking 90 – 113 lbs. with snug, well attached udders.  The only springing heifer to sell was a grade heifer due to Headliner and she commanded a final bid of $1,450.  The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. 

Duckett Summer Celebration Sale ~ August, 18, 2017

Duckett Holsteins hosted a Summer Celebration Sale on August 18, 2017 at the Great Northern Sales Arena.  They offered a deep pedigreed group of young cows and heifers from their key cow families as well as a beautiful uddered group of first and second lactation cows from their Genetic Futures milking herd.   At day’s end the 66 head sold for an average of $2,907 with buyers coming from Ontario, Alberta, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Maryland, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa, and North Carolina.

A junior three-year-old, recently scored EX-90 EX-MS topped the sale at $8,900 going to New Obelink Farms in Ontario.  A daughter of the Epic son, Anton, this impressive young cow hails from the Regancrest S Chassity family.  Her dam is an EX-93 Atwood from the EX-92 Pontiac daughter of Chassity.  This 11th generation Excellent, Ms Duckett Anton Camillie-ET, is certain to develop into a high scoring cow! Another Excellent cow commanding a great deal of attention was Vale-O-Skene Attic Stars EX-91 EX-MS.  This well balanced, deep ribbed Attic daughter sold to Erik Gilbertson and Brandon Flannery, Hollandale, WI for $6,200.  Backed by an EX-92 3E Gibson, Stars was raised to EX-92 for her new owners in September!

A potential Excellent Goldwyn from the Frosty family sold for $5,450 to Andrew DenHaan, Fergus, Ontario.  Duckett-Harvue GD France-Tw VG-87 sold as a second calf Sr. two-year-old and placed 2nd in class at the Autumn Opportunity Show for her new owner!  Her dam is the EX-92 2E GMD Dundee Foxy with 43,850 then the 2-time World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, Harvue Roy Frosty EX-97 3E GMD. New Obelink Farms also purchased S-S-I Davinci 7514 10381-ET VG-88 for $5,400. This high testing, beautiful uddered Davinci daughter has more points coming and is backed by the heavily contracted Roylane Shot Mindy 2079-ET VG-86 DOM family.

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. with Chris Hill and Norman Nabholz auctioneering and providing pedigree updates, respectively.   Additional sale staff included Brandon Ferry, Kevin Jorgensen, Nick Raggi, Ron Roskopf, Chad Ryan, Paul Trapp and Cowbuyer.com. Mike & Julie Duckett, Rudolph, Wisconsin hosted the sale.

849th Great Northern Sale ~ July, 25, 2017

The Great Northern July Dairy Production Sale was held on July 25, 2017.  As dairymen struggle with the current milk prices, so do the prices for replacement cattle.  A nice uddered group of fresh cows milking well with low SCC sold in this sale with the top cow selling for $2,600.  The high seller was an Atlantic daughter fresh in her second lactation milking 113 lbs. SCC 13 after making 24,554 at 1-10.  Classified GP-82 at 2y, she looked the part to move into the Very Good category.  The next high seller at $2,400 was a 32,799 Hero daughter fresh with her third calf and milking 103 lbs. SCC 30. The only springing heifer to sell was a Pitbull daughter due to Clark that brought $1,425.  The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

Great Northern-848 ~ June, 13, 2017

The June Dairy Production Sale at Great Northern was held on June 13, 2017.  A high-quality group of fresh cows was offered to the nice crowd on hand.  The top price of the evening was $2,600.   This came on two different lots.  The first cow to achieve the $2,600 price was a GP-82 Watson milking 146 lbs. in her second lactation after making 25,713 at 1-11.   Also selling for $2,600 was another Watson daughter, this one a 2 yr-old milking 99 lbs.  Selling for $2,550 was a GP-80 Jetset daughter milking 117 lbs. in her second lactation after making 21,349 4.3 922 at 1-11.  A Jett Air 2 yr-old also sold for $2,550.  She had 108 lbs. on her June test and is backed by a 26,860 dam. Several cows sold in the $2400 to $2600 range, but buyers are very particular and market activity is not as strong as it was earlier in the year. The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

Shawnee Holsteins Complete Dispersal ~ June, 1, 2017

Dan and Deb Dantoin dispersed their Shawnee Holstein herd on June 1, 2017 at the Great Northern Sales Arena.  The homebred herd consisted of 178 cows and heifers.  The rolling herd average was currently at 22,833 3.5% 810 3.1% 699.  Over the years this farmer-breeder herd had sent bulls to A.I. and sold cattle to other dairymen that had performed above and beyond expectations.  The beautiful summer day found many trying to make first crop hay, but those in attendance made good buys and are certain to be glad they could add some Shawnee genetics to their herds.

The high selling cow of the day was a GP-83 VG-MS McCutchen two-year-old making over 21,000 and due back to the type specialist, Mitchell.  This beautiful uddered young cow hailed from the Swampy-Hollow Elevation Sweet family that was very influential in the Shawnee herd.

Ed Niesen paid $2,800 to add her to his growing Reedsburg, WI herd.  Another McCutchen two-year-old claimed the second-high price of $2,750.  This promising young cow made 23,900 at 2-07 and is due back in August.   She sold backed by five generations Excellent and Very Good.  The high selling bred heifer was a Shakespeare due shortly to Kingboy.  Her VG-87 22,640 4.5 1010 Shottle dam completes 11 generations Excellent or Very Good in the Plain View Inga EX-95 cow family.   She was purchased by John Ketter, Malone, WI for $2,350.   A Red Diamondback fall calf from a GP-82 two year old caught the eye of Gary Breitlow who placed the final bid of $2,400 to add her to his Breit-View herd at Algoma, WI.  

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.   Darrell Worden called the sale with Kevin Jorgensen providing pedigree updates.  Working the ring were Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Lynn Harbaugh, Don Mayer, Ron Roskopf and Bob Sabo.   Cowbuyer.com was also on hand for online bidding.   

Moorclose Holsteins Complete Dispersal ~ May, 22, 2017

The Moorclose Holsteins Complete Dispersal was held May 22, 2017 at the farm in Cuba City, Wisconsin.   Bill and Kelle Calvert and their family offered their impressive homebred herd which boasted a 25,901 3.4% 885 3.2% 818 rolling herd average and classification BAA of 109.2%.  The Moorclose herd was a 6-year Progressive Breeder Registry recipient from the Holstein Association and had claimed Premier Breeder honors at the District 3 Show in 2014 and Premier Exhibitor at District 3 in 2013 and 2014.

There was a good deal of interest in the herd and a nice crowd was on hand for both the open house held on Sunday, May 21st and then again sale day.  Cattle sold to 5 states and 2 Canadian provinces with a total of 155 whole lots selling for an average of $2,624. 

Commanding the top price of the day was the Very Good Kingboy daughter of KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 3E 16* DOM.  Ms Apple KB Ateka-ET *RC was making a nice 2 yr old record with 4.6% fat and 3.5% protein and sold pregnant to Maverick Crush.   The final bid of $12,000 came from Duane Zimmer, Daysland, Alberta who utilized Cowbuyer.com to do this bidding.   Lot 1, Moorclose Atwood Wren VG-88, ranked second on the high selling list at $9,500.   This Reserve Junior All-Wisconsin Junior 2-Yr-Old in 2016 sold just fresh and looked to be a contender in the showring again in 2017.   A sixth generation Excellent or Very Good, Wren was purchased by Kyle VanderFeltz, Lawton, PA.  Dubbed as a cow with a tremendous future was Moorclose Amazing Cheeto VG-87.  This Altaamazing daughter sold bred back to Wilson and backed by a VG-88 39,230 Damion who goes back to one of Kelle’s show winners from her days as a junior member.    Cheeto was purchased by Drew, Ainsley & Macie Noble and Madison, McKenzie & Payton Calvert, Lancaster, WI for $9,500.   Another young cow that was developing nicely was the selection of Brandon Smith, Pulaski, WI.   He chose Moorclose Fever Windsor, a Sr. 2-Year-Old by Fever who is backed by a VG-88 38,010 Lightning then four Excellent dams in the Winnie family that was so influential at Moorclose. 

Family was the key at Moorclose.  A close knit, hardworking family that worked together with great cow families to breed and develop an exceptional herd.   Now Bill and Kelle will be able to devote more time to their family. 

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.   Chris Hill was on hand to sell the sale while Kevin Jorgensen provided pedigree commentary.  In addition to Cowbuyer.com, bids were fielded by Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Kyle Demmer, Lynn Harbaugh, Don Mayer, Ron Roskopf, Chad Ryan and Ryan Weigel.   The cattle were expertly prepared by Cody Schultz, Tyler Endres, Trent Styczynski, Paul Grulke, Ben & Jared Buske, Lindsey Lepke and Aaron Lien.  

Great Northern-845 ~ May, 16, 2017

On May 16, 2017, the May Dairy Production Sale was held at Great Northern.  A nice uddered group of fresh cows sold along with a few springing heifers.  The high price for the day was $2,750 which came on a Dresser 2 yr old just fresh and milking 100 lbs. a day.   She’s backed by a VG-88 35,180 dam followed by 2 EX dams over 34,000M.   Selling for $2,600 was a grade Morey daughter milking 118 lbs. in her second lactation after making 23,980 4.8 1142 at 2-02.   Two other young cows commanded $2,550 each: an Escalade with 30,540 4.3 1302 at 2-04 sold fresh and milking 135 lbs. and a Bearcat 2 yr old milking 105 lbs.    Several cows sold over $2,000 but buyers continue to be very particular.    The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.On May 16, 2017, the May Dairy Production Sale was held at Great Northern.  A nice uddered group of fresh cows sold along with a few springing heifers.  The high price for the day was $2,750 which came on a Dresser 2 yr old just fresh and milking 100 lbs. a day.   She’s backed by a VG-88 35,180 dam followed by 2 EX dams over 34,000M.   Selling for $2,600 was a grade Morey daughter milking 118 lbs. in her second lactation after making 23,980 4.8 1142 at 2-02.   Two other young cows commanded $2,550 each: an Escalade with 30,540 4.3 1302 at 2-04 sold fresh and milking 135 lbs. and a Bearcat 2 yr old milking 105 lbs.    Several cows sold over $2,000 but buyers continue to be very particular.    The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

844th Great Northern Sale ~ ~ April, 11, 2017

A nice, upbeat crowd was on hand April 11th at the Great Northern Sales Arena for the April Dairy Production Sale. The offering was a bit smaller in quantity but big on quality. The high selling cow for the day was a VG 32,620 4.0 1302 Windbrook milking 115 lbs. in her second lactation and bred back to Wilson.  She commanded a final bid of $2,800.  Selling for $2,750 was a big Time 3-year-old milking 104 lbs. after making 27,020 a 2-04. Close behind at $2,700 was a 34,800 @ 1-10 Braxton fresh with second calf and milking 163 lbs. on her last test. Many of the cows sold in the $2,000 - $2,500 range.   The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.  

Quest for Success III ~ ~ March, 31, 2017

 A large crowd gathered on March 31, 2017 at Bella-View Holsteins, Marion, Wisconsin for the third edition of the Quest for Success sale.  The performance of previous purchases from this sale series has been impressive to say the least.  Past buyers along with many others hoping to make that purchase that would be successful for them made for an active sale with bids coming from within the standing room only tent as well as the many prospective buyers accumulated outside. At day’s end the 100 lots sold averaged an impressive $8,119 with cattle going to 15 different states as well as Canada. 

Topping the sale was the much talked about 2 yr old by Mountfield SSI Dcy Mogul-ET.  Recently scored VG-88 and tabbed as one of the finest 2 year olds to sell this spring, Kiko Mogul Mara 1095, certainly looked the part!  She sold for $47,000 to Norman Nabholz and Garrett Schmidt, West Union, Iowa. Claiming the title as second high seller was the consignment of Larson Acres Inc., Evansville, WI.  Lars-Acres Jedi Ferrari is +2839GTPI and +908DWP$ in addition to being +8.1PL +933NM.  This promising Jedi from a GP-83 VG-MS @ 2y Racer sold to Peak Genetics, Watertown, WI for $31,000. 

The All-American Fall Heifer Calf from 2016 was one of the standouts in the row of yearlings and looks to be ready to defend her title in 2017.  Glamourview, Walkersville, MD paid $30,500 for Frohland Galaxy Contrast consigned by Bowen, Doeberiener & Schilling, Decatur, MI. Another heifer that looked to be in the “hunt” all year was Duckett Solomon Faye, the Solomon summer yearling from the Frosty family consigned by Duckett Holsteins, Rudolph, WI.

When the gavel fell, Izzy Bohrer, Walkersville, MD won out with a final bid of $25,000. 

            A highlight in the genomic line-up was the consignment of Rickert Bros. LLC, Eldorado, WI.  The Rickerts offered choice of 2 heifers, a +2773G Exactly who is the #1 Exactly heifer in the breed or her Modesty sister who is +2822G +2254M +80F +64P +924NM.  Their dam is a VG-87 Montross 2 yr old +2636G who is heavily contracted.   Jauquet Holsteins, Luxemburg, WI paid $25,000 for the right to choose between these money-making prospects. The consignment of Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc., Cleveland, WI sported an impressive GLPI of +3376 and +2855 Pro$ in Canada.  Siemers Jedi Jipseeny-ET GTPI +2784 is a flush age Jedi backed by 13 generations EX or VG and was purchased by Select Sires, Plain City, OH for $24,000. 

The sale offered an incredible line up of red and whites and several red factor offspring as well.  Leading the list of high sellers in this group was the awesome summer yearling consigned by Hilrose Dairy LLC, Sherwood, Wisconsin. This Diamondback from the 2016 Reserve All-American Aged Cow, Hilrose Advent Anna-Red-ET EX-94 2E, was the choice of Jim & Marvin Schluter, Gifford, Illinois at $14,500.  A favorite among the older yearlings was Bella-On-Q Lotsofluv-Red-ET who was a Junior All-American nominee in 2016.   This Lotus winter yearling was the selection of Ferme Intense, Bridgitte des saults, Quebec at $13,500.   Consigned by the

Zimmermans & Harbaughs, Ringle, Wisconsin, Lotsofluv’s dam just scored Very Good as a 2 yr old and is a sister to the 2011 International R&W Show Reserve Grand Champion, Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited-Red-ET EX-94 2E.

            Izzy Bohrer, Walkersville, Maryland paid $11,700 to own the big, deep ribbed Diamondback winter calf from Unanimous All-American Summer Yearling in 2015, Jerland SH Dir Nixie-Red-ET.   Ms RV QM GV Dbk Nan-Red-ET was the consignment of Lindsay Bowen, Amy Ryan and Glamourview, West Salem, Ohio.   The 2016 Unanimous All-American Milking Yearling, Sunnyside Candy Heztry-Red VG-87, sold for $10,900 to T&L Cattle Co. and Stranshome, Owatonna, Minnesota.   Consigned by Sunnyside Dairy Farms LLC, Valders, Wisconsin, Candy is due back in June to Diamondback.

            Quest for Success III was hosted by Lynn & Sara Harbaugh of Bella-View Holsteins and Chad, Amy, Mark and Mary Ryan of Ryan-Vu Holsteins. Cattle sold to 15 states as well as British Columbia and Quebec.   Chris Hill sold the sale with Norman Nabholz providing the pedigree commentary.  Fielding bids from the large crowd were Rick Bovre, Scott Culbertson, Tom DeGroot, Kyle Demmer, Kevin Jorgensen, Nick Raggi, Ron Roskopf, Paul Trapp & Bob Sabo.  Tom Cull, Michael Heath, Ryan Matheron and Reid Stransky were busy on the phones.  Aaron Ray Tompkins handled several bids via Cowbuyer.com as well. Presenting the cattle in the ring were Mandi Bue, Chelsea Holschbach, Christy Oehmichen, Brandon Ferry and Andy Steinhagen.  The cattle were expertly prepared by Jason Danhof, Mikayla & Tyler Endres, Pat Heeren, Travis Krohlow, Dawson Nickels and Garrett Schmidt. Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

842nd Great Northern ~ March, 21, 2017

The smaller milk checks received recently seemed to have a big effect on prices at the March Dairy Production Sale on March 21st at the Great Northern Sales Arena.  The high selling cow of the day at $2,950 was an impressive Richman daughter milking 121 lbs. in her second lactation.  Already scored VG-85, she made over 28,000 at 2-02 and is backed by 3 EX & V dams over 31,000M.   Selling for $2,700 was a VG-86 Guthrie daughter just fresh with her second calf and milking over 100 lbs.  This 8th generation EX or VG made 25,682 at 2-01. A big, wide rumped Gold Chip 3 yr old sold for $2,600.  She made 26,826 at 2-01 and was fresh and milking over 100 lbs.  There were many good buys in the $1500 - $2000 range.   The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

APPLE MANIA II ~ March, 4, 2017

The dairy industry certainly has benefited by the genetics of KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 3E 16* DOM.  While much can be written about the accomplishments of the one of a kind Apple, it is her tremendous transmitting ability on both sides of the pedigree that make her genetics so sought after.   The Apple Mania II sale on March 4, 2017 featured an awesome lineup of Apple offspring. Hosted by the Apple Partners, the sale offered many Apple offspring as well as several daughters of her many high type sons.   The 102 lots averaged $3,904 with buyers coming from 13 states, Ontario, British Columbia and Germany. 

It was hard to miss the 2016 Unanimous All-American R&W Fall Yearling, Budjon-Vail HZ Lacey-Red-ET.  This massive framed heifer with a beautiful udder promise is due later in the month to Armani and is backed by an EX-92 Reserve All-American by Absolute. Cooper Galton, Nunda, NY placed the final bid of $24,000 with hopes of continuing the winning streak of this impressive heifer!   Lacey was consigned by Chris & Jen Hill, Matt Hawbaker and Nathan Youse, Thurmont, MD. 

A lovely uddered young cow with lots of earning potential was selected by John Schneller & Kevin Ihm, Dodgeville, WI.   Redrock-View Kingboy 363-ET is +2518 GTPI and her full sister is the dam of the #3 GTPI heifer in the breed!  Consigned by Redrock-View Farm, Darlington, WI, 363 is backed b y a VG Uno sister to Apple, then the brood cow extraordinaire, Kamps-Hollow Altitude-ET *RC EX-95 2E DOM.  This exciting young Kingboy sold for $15,200.  

Third on the high sellers list was an own daughter of Apple, Apple-Pts Amita-ET *RC.  This stylish September ’16 Crush consigned by the Apple Partners sold for $13,900.  Amita will join her EX-92 Destry sister at Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL.  

The Apple Mania II sales team included Chris Hill and Norman Nabholz in the sale box with Scott Culbertson, Bobby Griggs, Lynn Harbaugh, Michael Heath, Kevin Jorgensen, Perry Phend, Nick Raggi, Ron Roskopf, Chad Ryan, Kevin Ziemba and Rick Bovre handling the bids.   Brandon Ferry, Jeff Brown and Dawson Nickels presented the cattle in the ring.  The fitting crew of Jared Buske, Tyler Endres, Travis Krohlow, Luke Lensmire, Lindsey Lepke, Aaron Lien, Cody Schultz and Shawon Vande Zande had the cattle show-ring ready.   Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

840th Great Northern Sale ~ February 14, 2017 ~ February, 14, 2017

A nice crowd of enthusiastic bidders gathered at the Great Northern Sales Arena on February 14, 2017 for the February Dairy Production Sale.  The prices were steady throughout the sale with the milking cows averaging $2500.  The top Holstein was an Austin 2 yr old milking 85 lbs. and serviced to Slugger. This lovely uddered young cow backed by a 36,761M dam sold for $2,900.  Two cows sold for $2,850 each:  a grade Ingenious daughter fresh with over 100 lbs. SCC 37 after making 25,000 at 1-11 and a Predestine 3 yr old milking 97 lbs. SCC 30 who is backed by 4 EX & VG dams over 30,000M.  The high selling springing heifer was an Acme due to Secure.  Backed by a 24,170 dam, she sold for $2,300. 

Lost-Elm Jerseys sold a group of 14 young Jersey cows in the sale.  This group of 2 yr olds averaged $2511 with a top price of $2,900.  This came on a super uddered Region backed by 9 EX and VG dams.  An On Time daughter due in April to Hired Gun sold for $2,650 and another On Time who’s dam was just raised to EX-93 sold for $2,650. 

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

839th Great Northern Sale ~ January 24, 2017 ~ January, 24, 2017

A nice crowd was on hand January 24th at the Great Northern Sales Arena for the first production sale of 2017.  The cattle were well received with 5 cows selling for more than $3,000.  The top price of $3,450 came on an impressive Altaexacter daughter.  Classified GP-84 with a VG-MS in her first lactation, she certainly was a candidate for more points!  At 2-00 she made 30,450 3.9 1180 3.1 952 and was fresh with 133 lbs. first test.  Her EX dam has 3 records over 40,000M.   Close behind at $3,400 was a VG Atwood who made 27,629 4.0 1122 3.1 873 at 2-02.  Fresh in December, she had 120 lbs. on her first test and is backed by a VG-86 33,130 Alexander. A beautiful uddered Jett Air daughter with 28,144 4.1 1155 2.9 806 at 2-10 sold for $3,350.  She was milking 136 lbs. with a 52 SCC.  A GP-82 VG-MS 29,870 4.4 1326 3.3 981 Dorcy sold for $3,300.  Milking 103 lbs., she’s backed by a VG-88 37,870 dam.   A 2 yr old Massey daughter with a welded-on udder sold for $3,100.  She was milking 103 lbs. with a 20 SCC. A great many of the cows sold in the $2200 - $2500 range with several active bidders. The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

 

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