Sale Results

877th Great Northern Sale ~ November, 14, 2018

Good interest from buyers and an outstanding group of young fresh cows led to a steady day on November 14, 2018 at the November Dairy Production Sale at Great Northern.  Prices were steady at the $1500 level with a top price of $2,050.  The sale topper was a red Pat daughter who made 22,820 4.3 982 3.4 779 at 1-10 and sold fresh just 2 weeks and milking 95 lbs.  A lovely uddered cow classified GP-80 in her first lactation, she is backed by a GP-83 25,920 Jabir then 7 EX dams. A grade daughter of De-Su Gulf with 27,163 4.3 1166 3.2 864 at 1-11 sold for $1,900.  This impressive uddered cow sold milking 117 lbs. last test.  A potential VG Doorman 3 yr old milking 124 lbs. sold for $1,800.  Backed by 6 EX & VG dams all over 1000F, this tall, well balanced cow made 28,540 at 1-11.   The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.

Halloween Harvest Sale ~ October, 29, 2018

     A beautiful uddered group of young cows along with an impressive group of springing heifers and two fancy show age heifers awaited potential buyers on October 29, 2018 at the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac.  The Halloween Harvest Sale was sponsored by the Wisconsin Holstein Association with Bryan Stremcha serving as sale committee chairman. 

     Sharing honors at the top of the buyer’s list were Black-Rock Doorman Deb 001 VG-88 and Sun-Made Larions Crush-ET.   Both sold for $3,000.   Black-Rock Doorman Deb 001 was consigned by Alek Krueger, Hazel Green, WI and purchased by Justin Giese, Edgar, WI.   This Doorman Junior 3-Year-Old was named Reserve Junior All-American Summer Yearling in 2016 and looks to complete 4 generations Excellent in the very near future.  Sun-Made Larions Crush-ET was consigned by Dr. Chris Keim, Fort Atkinson, WI and sold to Liberty Genetics, Kemptville, Ontario.  This fancy March 2018 heifer sired by Crush is from the Reserve All-Wisconsin 5 Year Old 2018, Comestar Larion Goldwyn-ET EX-94 who hails from the famed Lili Starbuck family at Lylehaven.  

    Another cow with many admirers was Tree-Hayven Atwood Autumn consigned by Austen Schmidt and Brandon Ferry, Cascade, WI.   Recently raised to VG-89 with an EX-91 mammary at less than a month fresh, this well-balanced Atwood is sure to add more points and sold milking 142 lbs.   The final bid of $2,650 was placed by Chris Weiland, Spencer, WI.   Selling for $2,625 was the consignment of Henk & Bonnie Van Dyk, New Richmond, WI.   Willows-Edge Gold Java-ET VG-86 sold to Jim Brown, Hastings, MN.   This Goldsun 3-year-old sold milking 106 lbs. and backed by the EX-93 Grand Champion from the 2013 Midwest Fall National Junior Show.  Martin Kinyon, Lone Rock, WI paid $2,600 for Our-Favorite Zealous-ET VG-86.  This McGucci 3 year old from the type expert, Our-Favorite Unlimited EX-94 2E, sold milking 100 lbs.  with all the makings of a sixth generation Excellent. The high selling bred heifer at $2,400 was consigned by the Booth Family, Plymouth, WI. Booth-Haven Lyric-Red-ET is a Denote daughter from 5 Excellent dams and sold due in December with a Jordy heifer calf.  Adam Voigts added her to his Platteville, Wisconsin herd.  

     At day’s end the 59 live lots averaged $1,832 with buyers coming from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Ontario.   Darrell Worden sold the sale with Kevin Jorgensen providing pedigree highlights.   Ringmen included Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Lynn Harbaugh, Don Mayer, Bryan Stremcha, Chad Ryan and Ron Roskopf.   Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. handled the clerking duties.     

Mark & Lana Navis Complete Dispersal ~ October, 24, 2018

     Mark and Lana Navis dispersed their homebred grade Holstein herd on October 24, 2018 at the Great Northern Sales Arena.  The current rolling herd average on this Waupun, Wisconsin herd was 24,630 3.7% 903 3.1% 767 with the most recent SCC average at 139.  A total of 148 head sold with the top price of $2,000 coming on a 3-year-old milking 103 lbs. and serviced to Montross after making 23,658 @ 2-00.  A 2-year-old Montagu daughter milking 75 lbs. and recently serviced to Montross sold for $1,900.  Selling for $1,800 were a fresh 2nd lactation cow milking 95 lbs. after making 24,114 @ 2-00 and a 23,096 producer milking 106 lbs. in her 2nd lactation.  Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale with Darrell Worden selling the sale and Kevin Jorgensen providing catalog updates.   Working the ring were Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Keith Kastein and Ron Roskopf. 

Krohlow Registered Holsteins & Jerseys Complete Dispersal ~ October, 19, 2018

     It was a cold, rainy, windy day on October 19, 2018 at the Krohlow Complete Dispersal but the bidding was lively with bids coming from the crowd, on the phone and online.  Craig and Marlene Krohlow dispersed their high type Holstein and Jersey herd at their well-maintained Black Creek, Wisconsin farmstead.  The Holstein herd currently boasted a classification BAA of 113%, among the highest in the nation.  Since 1980 the Krohlows have bred 107 Excellents and most recently were named Premier Breeder and Exhibitor at the District 7 Holstein show.  The small, but mighty, Jersey group within the herd boasted the Wisconsin Jersey Futurity winner in 2018 and the Grand Champion from the High Protein Show in both 2017 & 2018.

      The 2018 Wisconsin Jersey Futurity winner commanded the top price of the day at $11,000.  Krohlow Comerica Anna VG-89 sold due back to Choice for the 2019 shows.  Having claimed the Supreme Champion honors at the 2017 High Protein Show, Anna was the choice of John Vosters & Jim Ostrum, Kaukauna, WI. Among the group of sensational heifers, a crowd favorite was the red and white Absolute daughter, Craig-Kro Abslute Tiffy-Red.   This late July summer yearling sold serviced to Diamondback and backed by the Excellent-92 Ladd P daughter of All-American and All-Canadian, Silvermine Adv Tally-Red-ET EX-93 2E.  The final bid of $7,050 for this promising young heifer came from Verlo DeWall, Shannon, IL.  Her dam is also re-locating to Illinois but in the herd of Olivia Schluter of Red Bud. The Schluter’s paid $5,200 for Milksource Lad Taffy-Red-ET who is certain to add more points and is a spitting image of her exceptional brood cow dam, Tally-Red. A member of the Krohlow’s winning best three females from the District 7 show commanded the next high price of $4,000.   Craig-Kro Brokaw Alsa EX-91 EX-MS sold to Todd Clark, Wilton, WI via Cowbuyer.com.   

     Chris Hill and Kevin Jorgensen kept the sale moving from their positions in the auction box while Rick Bovre, Lynn Harbaugh and Ron Roskopf fielded bids from the crowd.  Kaleb Kruse represented those bidding online. The cattle were presented in the ring by Savannah Micke, Jen Krull, Andy Steinhagen and Brandon Ferry.   The excellent presentation of the herd was handled by Ryan and Travis Krohlow along with Cody Schultz, Brandon Smith, Wyatt Lee, Kyle Knaup and Tyler Carter.    Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale. 

 

Stelsel Family Farm Complete Dispersal ~ October, 12, 2018

After 43 years of breeding, Dan and Sue Stelsel dispersed their 180 head homebred herd at their farm in Waupun, Wisconsin on a chilly October 12, 2018.  The Stelsel herd had a rolling herd average of 24,150 3.7% 901 3.1% 742 with an SCC average of 154.  The herd had been mated by East Central/Select Sires and featured a solid line-up of good uddered cows and well-grown, straight lined heifers by some of the breed’s most popular sires.  

A nice crowd was on hand and appreciated the many years of Dan and his family’s labor and care of the herd.   The 88 cows and bred heifers sold for an average of $1,619. The high selling cow was an impressive VG-86 McCutchen springing to King Doc with a heifer calf.   This AAA cow made 26,560 3.8 1017 3.3 868 at 2-02 and sold for $4,500.  The high selling bred heifer was also sired by McCutchen and sold for $3,100.  She too sold due with a King Doc heifer calf.  

Tim Schindler sold the sale with Kevin Jorgensen providing pedigree updates.  Rick Bovre, Ron Roskopf, Brandon Ferry and Lynn Harbaugh completed the sale staff.   Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic ~ September, 25, 2018

The 73rd Edition of the Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic was held on September 25, 2018 at the Great Northern Sales Arena.  A beautiful uddered line-up of young cows filled the barn and were appreciated by the potential buyers as were the select group of springing heifers that looked very promising. 

The high selling cow for the evening was consigned by Hilrose Dairy LLC, Sherwood, WI.   This GP-84 Blondin Integral daughter with 25,520 4.4 1122 3.6 908 at 2-01 sold fresh, milking 124 lbs. and looking to pick up several points.  Backed by 3 dams over 40,000M, this potential 6th generation EX or VG sold to John Krueger, Hilbert, WI.   John also added the big, lovely uddered Beemer daughter consigned by Mystic Valley Dairy LLC and Kevin Jorgensen, Sauk City, WI.  Hailing from 4 generations Excellent in the Ashlyn family, Jenny-Lou-KJ Bmr Addie-ET had 115 lbs. on her first test after making 23,760 at 1-09.   She’s another cow that needs to see the classifier and should take a big jump in score. She sold for $2,700. 

The high seller bred heifer at $2,100 was consigned by Mike & Megan Moede, Algoma, WI.   This Doorman sold due in December with a Tatoo heifer calf.  Her EX-94 Talent dam has 47,050 4.2 1980, the next dam Savage-Leigh Licorice-ET EX-92 GMD DOM and HHM All-American.    Entourage-LC Dmn Lullaby-ET was the selection of Austin McCulley, Reedsville, WI.

Fond du Lac County Holstein Association sponsored the sale with 62 head selling for an average of $1,784.  Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.  The sale staff included Tim Schindler on the gavel, Kevin Jorgensen on pedigrees and Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Lynn Harbaugh, Don Mayer and Chad Ryan fielding the bids.

Lost Elm Fall Celebration ~ September, 11, 2018

On a beautiful September day, Jersey enthusiasts gathered at the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac, WI for the Lost-Elm Fall Celebration.  The bidding was active in the crowd, on the phone and online via Cowbuyer as the 94 whole lots and 13 heifer calves were appreciated by buyers from coast to coast.   Jason Luttropp, Lost-Elm Jerseys, offered a cross section from his high type herd ranging from newborn heifer calves to Excellent cows.  At days end the entire group of 44 cows and 64 heifers averaged $1,557 with the cows averaging $1,789.   Cattle sold to buyers from NH, PA, MD, MI, IL, WI, IA, MN and CA.

Commanding the highest price of the day was the Dimension heifer springing to sexed Tbone.  Her dam is the EX-90 Impact daughter, K&K Impact Olga, that was 1st for Milk, Protein & Cheese Yield in the Jersey breed for 2017.  Her impressive record at 5-00 365d 52,080 3.8 1964 3.4 1788.  When the dust settled, the successful bidder at $9,000 was Vierra Dairy, Hilmar, CA.

The winning Junior two year old at the 2018 Midwest National Spring Show claimed the second high price at $5,300.   This VG-86 Topeka daughter is bred back to Barnabas for 2019 and sold to James Janes, Berlin, WI.  Another exceptional Senior two year old by Colton sold for $4,900 to Kris Garbrecht & Jim Klimpke, Oconto Falls, WI.  A potential sixth generation Excellent, this lovely uddered young cow sold bred to Fizz. 

Another young cow receiving a great deal of attention was the Comerica milking yearling just fresh with a Tequila heifer calf.   Lost-Elm Comerica Fifi is backed by a VG-86 Applejack and sold to Joe & Colleen Neperman, Junction City, WI for $3,500. 

Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.  Chris Hill and Kevin Jorgensen kept the sale moving from the sale box while Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Lynn Harbaugh, Chad Ryan & Scott Stanford fielded bids.  Chad Griffith handled the online bidding while Kristin Paul represented the American Jersey Association.

870th Great Northern Sale ~ August, 14, 2018

The market was steady with a slight uptick on August 14th at the August Dairy Production Sale.  The high cow for the evening was a 26,840 4.2 1137 2.9 789 Gold Chip fresh with 2nd calf and milking over 110 lbs. a day.  Backed by a 40,190 dam, this high-quality young cow looked to move into the VG category easily.  Her herdmate by McNuggets commanded a final bid of $2,350.  This well balanced 3-year-old was milking over 100 lbs. after making 35,000 @ 1-11.  A majority of the fresh first and second lactation cows selling that evening were in the $1400 - $1600 range.  A group of springing heifers sold from one herd.  All A.I. sired and bred with solid production on their dams.  These heifers sold in the $1100 - $1150 range. 

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

869th Great Northern Sale ~ July, 10, 2018

The July Dairy Production Sale at Great Northern was held July 10th.  Buyer interest was improved, and prices were relatively steady throughout the sale although everyone would like to see the prices moving upward.   The high selling cow at $2,550 was a 25,625 Boliver Enid fresh with 106 lbs. SCC 52.  A Malone daughter with 23,182 @ 1-11 sold for $2,400.  She was milking 134 lbs. on her July test.  Selling for $2,200 was a Gold Chip milking over 100 lbs. after making 30,010 @ 1-11.  

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

868th Great Northern Sale ~ June, 5, 2018

Unfortunately, the negativity in the dairy industry is having a negative affect on cow prices as well.  On June 5th the June Dairy Production Sale was held at Great Northern.  The high selling cow for the evening at $2,100 was a 26,780 4.3 1143 @ 1-10 Guthrie fresh and milking 98 lbs. first test.   Selling for $2,000 was a Deceiver 2 yr old backed by 5 EX dams and milking over 75 lbs.  

867th Great Northern Sale ~ May, 23, 2018

As the milk prices trend downward, so have the cattle prices.  The May Dairy Production Sale at Great Northern was held May 23rd.  Overall prices trended lower, but we still had a high price of $2,700 on 3 different cows.  Achieving the $2700 mark were:  a Mystic 2 yr old milking 95 lbs; a 29,050 McCutchen fresh with her second calf and milking 145 lbs. and a McNuggets with 29,670 @ 1-11 and fresh with 143 lbs.  The top price on springing heifers was $1,275 which came on two different heifers – both A.I. bred and due in early June.    

865th Great Northern Sale ~ April, 17, 2018

Interest ran high and the bidding was active at the April Dairy Production Sale at the Great Northern Sales Arena on April 17, 2018.  The group of first and second lactation cows offered in the sale were an extremely milky group that looked good pumping out lots of high quality milk.

Topping the sale was an Aftershock recently scored Excellent-90 and looking like she’ll pick up more points in the future.   Milking 110 lbs. and backed by two VG-88 dams, she sold for $3,050.  Close behind at $2,900 was a VG-85 Moregold daughter who made 23,390 4.3 1003 3.1 736 at 2-00. She was milking 113 lbs., backed by a 37,690 dam and looked the part to move up significantly in score.   Three cows claimed that third high price of $2,700:  a 27,890 at 1-10 McNuggets milking 140 lbs. from a beautiful udder; a 27,660 4.3 1182 at 1-10 Damaris milking 115 lbs. and backed by 6 EX & VG dams and a Doorman 2 yr old milking 100 lbs. from 3 generations over 30,000M.   Only a handful of springing heifers sold in the sale with the top price of $1,950 coming on a red and white heifer due to Ducati and backed by a 35,660 dam.

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. and the milking cows averaged $2,180.

Spring Selections at the Northern ~ April, 6, 2018

When one hears the date April 6th, thoughts of spring and warmer temperatures usually come to mind.  However, April 6, 2018 certainly did not live up to expectations in the weather department, with frigid temperatures and blowing snow causing white-out conditions in some areas.  But the enthusiasm for a tremendous line-up of cattle at the Spring Selections at the Northern was evident as a large crowd made their way to the Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac, WI to participate in the sale.Touted as an offering of value-added Holsteins and Jerseys, the offering certainly did not disappoint and offered something for everyone. At day’s end the 108 whole lots averaged $3,566. 

An added lot from Colganados Genetics LLC and Carlos Felipe, Chicago, IL garnered many admirers and provided the sale’s high seller at $18,200.  Colganados D Avianca-Red-ET EX-92 sold just fresh and looking the part to be a major contender in the 5 year old class.  Sired by Destry from the Apple clone, Apple A1 “VG-87”, Avianca was purchased by Jonathan and Alicia Lamb, Oakfield, NY with Martin Kinyon, Lone Rock, WI contending. Selling for $10,000 was the Jersey consignment of Zach, Blake and Mitch Schulte, Blairstown, Iowa. Schulte Bros Teq Dora-ET is a Tequila summer yearling from the EX-93 Iatola, Dare to Dream, who is a show winning granddaughter of World Champion Veronica EX-97 5E.  When the gavel fell, Jared Dickman, Lanark, IL had placed the final bid and is certain to have an exciting time in the show ring this year!

Another exceptional show ring prospect was consigned by Quietcove Hoslteins and Austin Trbovich, Wapakoneta, OH.  Miss Lexys Lucky Lady-ET is a pretty Doorman winter calf that is certain to get much attention and show ring exposure from her new owners, Brianne, Brooklyn & Reid Vandoske, Cleveland, WI.  The Vandoskes paid $9,300 for this granddaughter of the EX-95 All-American Rosedale Lexington-ET who is also making her mark as a tremendous brood cow.  Several daughters of KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96 4E 19* DOM were offered in the sale by Apple Partners LLC, Lanark, IL.  Claiming the top price of $8,500 was a silky black Solomon summer yearling who will join a couple of her older sisters that have been very influential at Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, IL. Another extremely stylish, well balanced summer yearling sold for $8,100 to Kaylie Zapalac and Hayden Haedge, Hico, TX.  From the eighth generation Excellent, RJR Sid 3273-ET EX-92 who was Junior All-American Milking Yearling in 2014, this Diamondback daughter was consigned by Norman Nabholz, West Union, IA.  

Cattle sold coast to coast with buyers coming from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Texas, Oklahoma and California as well as Ontario and British Colombia. Norman Nabholz, John Erbsen, Rick Bovre and Kevin Jorgensen were responsible for selecting the outsanding group of cattle offered in the sale.   The sale staff included Chris Hill and Kevin Jorgensen in the box with Lynn Harbaugh, Tom DeGroot, Brandon Ferry, Bob Sabo, Ron Roskopf, Perry Phend and Michael Heath working the ring and handling phone bids.  Online bidding was available via Cowbuyer.com represented by Kaleb & Cole Kruse. Presenting the cattle in the ring were Eric Reisinger, Rachel McCullough and Mary & Naomi Scott.   The crew responsible for having the cattle in show ring ready condition were Garrett Schmidt, Aaron Lien, Tyler Endres, Shawon Vande Zande, Dawson Nickels, Brock Kasten, Jared Buske, David Petersheim, Mikayla Endres, Kylie Nickels, Theresa Bock and Alexa Albrecht.   Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

Pursuit of Excellence ~ March, 24, 2018

A large crowd was on hand March 24th at the Great Northern Sales Arena for the Pursuit of Excellence which featured 108 lots from long time breeders from Wisconsin and the Northeast that share a great deal of passion and dedication to the Registered Holstein cow.  This Breeders’ Event was presented by Ridgedale Farm, Ryan-Vu Holsteins, Glenn-Ann Holsteins, Jeffrey-Way Holsteins, Plum Line Holsteins, Liddleholme and Ovaltop Holsteins.  

A standout in the heifer row was Ryan-Mvloo Solo Response-ET.  This fall calf by Solomon hails from the same branch of the Roxy family as the high type Solomon son, Blondin Raptor +4.46 PTAT. Backed by an EX-93 Reginald who had claimed All-Wisconsin honors, Response was consigned by Ryan-Vu and partners Majestic View LLC and Crailoo Dairy.  Claire Betley, Pulaski, WI placed the final bid of $8,000 to add this impressive heifer to her show string for 2018. 

The first live offering from the breed’s newest 96 point cow attracted a great deal of attention.   The October, 2017 Diamondback from 2017 Reserve All-American Aged Cow, Liddleholme Resur Lu-Red-ET EX-96 3E was a clean cut, deep ribbed heifer with loads of style.  Rachel Coyne and Sierra Swanson, Hutchinson, MN paid $7,000 for Liddleholme Diamond Lust-ET *RC consigned by Cyrus Conard and Richard Witter. 

Another attention getter was the Red Defiant fall calf from Cyrus Conard.   Ridgedale Reputation-Red-ET is a beautifully cut daughter of the 5 time All-American Red & White nominee, Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red EX-96 4E.  Reputation is headed to California as Donovan Miguel from Hilmar paid $6,900 to claim this potential 9th generation Excellent.  

A silky, black, mid-April spring yearling by King Bailey *RC continually caught the eye of sale spectators.   This consignment from Liddleholme is a daughter of Ms Doorman Lysette-ET *RC VG-86, a favorite among the young cows at Liddlehome and a sister to the popular Jacot-Red.  Hailing from the Licorice family and a potential 14th generation Excellent or Very Good, Liddleholme Lotto-ET *RC was chosen by the Avant Garde Group, Dundas, Ontario for $6,000. 

High selling cow at $5,200 was Hobby-Acres Rosanne-ET EX-90 EX-MS consigned by Cyrus Conard.  This 8th generation Excellent Brokaw from the Roxy family was named HM All-New York Senior 2 Year Old in 2017 and is due back in August with a Diamondback heifer calf. Kathy Nieman placed the final bid to take her home to Monroe, WI. 

The cattle were expertly prepared by Jared Buske, Patrick Carey, Cyrus Conard, Tyler Endres, Travis Krohlow, Dawson Nickels, Brock Liddle, Cody Schultz and Shawon Vande Zande.  Presenting the cattle in the ring were Brandon Ferry, Brooks Hendrickson, Riley Miller, Rachel Coyne, Paige Nelson, Hailee Liddle and Taylor Behnke.  

Cattle sold to buyers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Texas as well as Ontario and Alberta.  At day’s end the sale averaged $2210 on over 100 head. 

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. with David Rama selling the sale and Roger Turner providing pedigree updates.  The sale staff included Rick Bovre, Brian Behnke, Lynn Harbaugh, Kevin Jorgensen, Adam Liddle, Chad Ryan and Chad Griffith from Cowbuyer.com.

862nd Great Northern Sale ~ March, 13, 2018

The March Dairy Production Sale was held at the Great Northern Sales Arena on March 13, 2018.  As seems to be the case across the country, the prices for replacement breeding stock is following the trend of the milk market.   The bidding was consistent and steady throughout the sale with buyers being able to add good uddered young cows to their herds that will add large volumes of high quality milk to their tank!

The top price of $2,400 came on a fancy uddered Comestar Lineman 2 yr old milking 80 lbs. and backed by a 35,300 dam.   The selling price of $2,200 was claimed by 3 other cows:   a Twist daughter with 24,564 4.0 968 3.1 767 @ 1-09 and fresh at 2-09 with 114 lbs.; a Mogul 2 yr old milking 90 lbs. 4.3%f SCC 35 and backed by a 26,420 4.3 1127 3.0 787 dam; plus a Halogen 3 yr old milking 123 lbs. SCC 13 after making 23,611 @ 1-10. 

The barn was filled with first and second lactation cows, both Registered and grade that averaged right at $1,700.   Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

861st Great Northern Sale ~ February, 13, 2018

Interest in the February Dairy Production Sale ran high.  The group of first and second lactation cows selling had phenomenal udders and were really milking.  The kind of cows any dairyman can appreciate.  A nice crowd assembled at the Great Northern Sales Arena on February 13, 2018 with several potential buyers keeping the bidding active and fast paced.

Topping the sale at $2,700 was an impressive Armani fresh with second calf and milking 105 lbs.   Classified Good Plus-81 as a 2 yr old, she certainly needed to see the classifier!   At 1-11 she made 23,100 4.4 1027 3.3 758 and is backed by two dams over 29,000M.   A red & white Absolute daughter ready to calve to the service of Jacot and carrying a heifer calf brought $2,550.  At 2-02 she had made 22,045 3.9 866 3.0 668.   Also selling for $2,550 was a silky Impression daughter.  At 1-11 she made 26,138 4.3 1119 3.5 911 and was fresh with 113 lbs. on her first test.  Close behind at $2,500 was an Altaelliot daughter who made 33,473 4.5 1501 3.1 1053 at 2-00 and was fresh with 112 lbs. first test.

The 55 cows sold averaged $2,120.   Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

859th Great Northern Sale ~ January, 16, 2018

As we begin 2018, the cow prices are trending with milk prices quite closely.  At the January Dairy Production Sale on January 16, 2018 we had a nice group of 45 fresh cows and 17 springing heifers.

The top price of the day was $2,200 which came on two different cows:  A Shot Al with 23,900 @ 1-10 sold fresh with 136 lbs. SCC 14 and backed by an VG-86 37,470 dam and EX 27,370 granddam and another Shot Al milking 98 lbs. just fresh at 1-10 from two dams over 33,000M.  Selling for $2,150 was a Padget 2 yr. old milking 98 lbs. and backed by 29,340 and 35,600 dams. 

The springing heifers were well grown and had beautiful udders coming.  They all sold due within the next 30 days.  Unfortunately, buyers were not as appreciative of them.  The high price in this group was $1,250.  The top price came on two different heifers:  a Montney springing to Midgard and a Mesmer due to sexed Butler.

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

Great Northern Holiday Sale ~ December, 19, 2017

A barn full of lovely uddered young cows, a select group of big, promising bred heifers and an elite group of deep pedigreed show prospects for 2018 awaited potential buyers at the December 19, 2017 Great Northern Holiday Sale.  A nice crowd was on hand and the bidding was active throughout the sale.   The 66 Holsteins sold averaged $2,170 with the 18 Jerseys averaging $2,095.  

The high selling cow at $3,250 was a Very Good-85 Supersire consigned by Mystic Valley Dairy LLC and Kevin Jorgensen, Sauk City, WI.  This 7th generation EX or VG sold fresh and milking 143 lbs. after making 30,570 at 1-11.   Dehnel Farms, Inc. added her to their high producing herd at Wausau, WI.   Close behind at $3,200 was a herdmate from the Mystic Valley/Kejo herd.  Donnie Nieman, Beloit, WI placed the final bid to take home Jenny-Lou-KJ Drsr Addie-ET *RC.  This GP-83 @ 2y Dresser is an own daughter of KHW Regiment Apple-Red’s EX-92 Goldwyn daughter with 42,640 4.5 1934.  Addie certainly looks to make it 9 generations Excellent!   Selling for $3,000 was the 12th generation EX or VG, Jeffrey-Way Samay-ET VG-86.   This polled Mayfield daughter made 25,280 4.0 1053 at 2-00, was milking 109 lbs. in her second lactation and sold bred to Wilson.   Consigned by Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville, WI, Samay was the choice of Adam Faust, Chilton, WI.

A favorite in the bred heifer group was the big McCutchen consigned by the Sarbacker Family of Floydholm Holsteins, Edgerton, WI.   A junior 2 yr old for 2018 due in March with a Gold Chip heifer calf, this powerful, wide rumped heifer is a potential 10th generation Excellent Elegance.  Shawn & Seth Nehls paid $3,100 to add her to their Nehls-Valley herd at Hustisford, WI.  Another standout in the bred heifers was the the red Defiant from Doug Lemke, Chilton, WI.   Springing with a Diamondback heifer calf, this potential 10th generation EX or VG from the Fond Matt Matilda family sold for $2,800 to Eloise & Aubrec Alf, Lomira, WI. 

The 18 young Jersey cows were consigned by Jason Luttropp of Lost-Elm Jerseys.  The high seller in this outstanding group was a potential 10th generation Excellent by Tequila, Lost-Elm Tequila Martina VG-88.  Bred to Hired Gun, she sold for $2,950 to Kim Nikolai, Berlin, WI.  

The high selling open heifer was a March 2017 red & white Incredibull daughter from the EX-94, Reserve All-American, Wilstar-RS Tlt Limited-Red.  Andy & Sarah Lenkaitis, St. Charles, IL paid $2,200 for this stylish heifer consigned by Oakfield Corners Dairy, Oakfield, NY.

The Holiday Sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc.  Darrell Worden sold the sale, Kevin Jorgensen provided pedigree commentary and Rick Bovre, Brandon Ferry, Bob Sabo, Lynn Harbaugh and Chad Ryan worked the crowd.  The cattle were prepared by Cody Schultz, Travis Krohlow, Lindsey Lepke, Shawon Vande Zande, Jared Buske and Dawson Nickels.

Redstien Milking Herd Dispersal ~ December, 5, 2017

The Redstien herd from Reedsburg, Wisconsin was dispersed at the Great Northern Sales Arena on December 5, 2017.  As the prefix indicates, most of the cows were red and white, or red-factor.  Brian & Susan Stienmetz decided to disperse the milking herd which currently stood at 18,747 4.1% 768 3.2% 596 in the rolling herd average department. 

The high selling cow at $2,650 was a Red Twizzler daughter milking 110 lbs. in her third lactation after making 24, 218 and 22,694 previously.  Classified Good Plus-83, she certainly needed to see the classifier again!   Lot 1 was a lovely uddered Ladd P 2-year-old milking 60 lbs. and bred to Arbor-Red.   She sold for $,1900.   A polled, red & white Lou P 3 yr old just fresh sold for $1,700.

Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. managed the sale.

Folcik Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal ~ November, 29, 2017

The Folcik Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal was held at the Great Northern Sales Arena on November 29, 2017.  This Upper Michigan herd was known for using top genetics and solid management practices to produce large volumes of high quality milk.   The current rolling herd average stood at 27,173 3.5% 951 3.1% 848 with a cell count of 68. Marilee Folcik and her belated husband, Gerald, were very detail oriented and had bred a fine homebred herd.   

The top price of the day came on a Sabathia 2 yr old mlking 111 lbs. on her first test.  Backed by a VG-85 34,800 Braxton, this young cow sold for $2,800.  A trio of cows sold for $2,500:   Lot 1, the VG-88 EX-MS Gold Chip with 33,760 at 2-04 sold in calf to Doppler *RC and milking 107 lbs. in her 2nd lactation; another VG Gold Chip with 27,589M out in 296 days and bred to Kingboy; and a Guthrie 2 yr old milking 80 lbs. and serviced to sexed Diamondback. A majority of the cows sold in the $1700 - $2800 range.

 The high selling bred heifer was a Mayfield daughter of the Lot 1, VG-88 EX-MS 33,760 Gold Chip.  Due in February to sexed Kenosha, she sold for $1,950.  A Blitz due in January to Civil and a Gold Chip springing to Armani each sold for 1,825.

The sale was managed by Great Northern Land & Cattle Co., Inc. with Darrell Worden selling the sale and Kevin Jorgensen providing pedigree updates.  Rick Bovre and Brandon Ferry fielded the bids.

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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