|30th Annual Cobleskill Dairy Fashions Sale. Hosted by Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club.Click here to view the Complete Catalog!
30th Cobleskill Dairy Fashion Sale A Rousing Success
The Cobleskill Dairy fashion Sale held on Saturday, April 2nd at SUNY Cobleskill in NY was a tremendous success. The annual sale was hosted by the SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Club and students selected and prepared the cattle for the sale. A huge crowd was on hand to witness 83 full lots average $2,648.00 with all six dairy breeds represented at the sale.
Topping the sale and a new high for the sale series was lot 1G, consigned by Ashley Sears. A choice of six females from the great “Pistachio Pie” EX-94%, All-AM 4yr old & 5yr old Guernsey & Supreme Champ WDE in ’07, it sold for $12,700.00. The buyer was Joseph Piskorowski of Ithaca, NY and the contenders were Spring Hill of Ohio. Lot 41, a VG-85 milking Baxter from John Richmond sold for $7,000.00 to John & Marilyn Cline. She carried an embryo contract & major AI interest w/GTPI +1904. Lot 37 from Ken & Vivian Riehl sold for $6,900.00 to Dale Niswander. She was a Shot Al daughter w/GTPI +2106 from a VG-88 Toystory.
In addition to the usual offering of Holsteins, the sale featured one lot from other prominent dairy breeds. Lot 1A was an Oblique daughter born December 2010 from the Unanimous All-Am Sr 3yr old Ayrshire ’09. She sold for $4,000.00 to Gene Hall from Oklahoma. Lot 1B was a Sept. 2010 Secret daughter from the All-Am Aged Swiss in 2007. She sold for $6,600.00 to Shawn Young of VT and was consigned by Main & Vail. Lot 1J was a Hired Gun daughter born 4/7/10 from a VG-88 daughter of the great “Veronica” a living legend in the Jersey breed! She sold for $5,150.00 to Sarah McDowell of MD. Lot 1M represented the Milking Short Horn breed and sold for $2,900.00 to Ron Andrews of, PA. She was consigned by Gerald Merrill and sold milking 78lbs & she was Nominated All-Am Fall Calf in 2009.
Sale Chairperson, Liz Trombley handled her duties masterfully and the dairy club is to be commended for an outstanding job all around. The sale was managed by The Cattle Exchange with David Rama handling auctioneer duties and Horace Backus presenting pedigrees. Dan Brandt, Duane Conant, Jamie Black, Dr. John Tryon & Dr. Ronnie Thomas accepted bids from the crowd and worked the phones.
Just fifteen cows and bred heifers were offered in the sale with the other sixty eight lots being calves or yearlings. Congratulations to SUNY Cobleskill students on a job well done!