Sale Write Up:
A huge crowd was on hand for the 36th Cobleskill Dairy Fashion Sale held on Saturday, April 22 at the Schoharie County Fairgrounds. The SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Students had the cattle well fitted and in top condition for the sale. The 81 full Holstein lots averaged $2,591.00. Lot 30 topped the sale at $6,000.00 a lovely Red Avalanche born 9/28/16 from a VG Ladd P x 92 Mr. Burns & 9 more VG or EX dams. Consigned by Four-Hills Farm of VT, she sold to Mason Ziemba. Lot 13, a Charasmatic sister to the popular “Helix” consigned by AOT Genetics sold for $4,100.00 to Woodcrest Dairy. She carried a GTPI +2603 +109F +43P. Matthew Enright of Canada tied into lot 1 for $3,900.00, a fancy Dempsey born 9-3-16 from the famous 2E-95 Atwood Lylly at Rocklan Farm.
Topping the colored breed section of the sale was a lovely Ayrshire heifer born 9/1/15 consigned by Scott Haynes & purchased by Lori Benson for $3,200.00. She was sired by a Remington son & her dam was GP-83 & next 3 dams VG or EX. A Fancy Jersey Sr. calf, lot 98, sold for $2,800.00 consigned by Crother & Green and purchased by Reagan Gebo of Hartford, NY. Sired by Tequila Fizz her dam is VG-83% x EX-93 x EX-93 show winning family!
Total gross of the sale was $240,710.00. Twenty-Four head in the sale reached the $3,000.00 mark or higher with cattle selling to 10 states plus Ontario, Canada. Megan Hill served as Sale Chairperson and did a fantastic job along with all the students and faculty at SUNY Cobleskill. The sale was managed by The Cattle Exchange with Dave Rama performing auctioneer duties. Dan Brandt handled pedigrees and ring staff included Kevin Ziemba, Don Welk, Duane Conant, Jason Lloyd. Merry Rama handled clerking duties with assistance from Tammy Smith. Much thanks to Advisors Carrie Edsall, Kim Tarvis & David Thompson for all their assistance & Bruce Wright who also serves on the Fair Board!