SIDNEY — The enthusiasm of Holstein breeders could not be diminished by the cold, windy weather that greeted them as they arrived at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, Shelby, Ohio, on Friday, March 9, for the Ohio Holstein Convention Sale. An outstanding group of consignments would pass through the sale ring and when the hammer came down for the last time, they would sell for a total of $159,250 and average $2,342 on 68 live lots. Embryos averaged $1,329.
Selling for $25,000 was Lot 1, Ten-Penny Modesty Markit, a fall calf, with +2868G. She was purchased by Pine-Tree Farm, Matthew Steiner and family, Marshallville, Ohio, and was consigned by Ten-Penny Holsteins, Pete Spike, Delaware, Ohio. Sired by Bacon-Hill Pety Modesty-ET, her dam is classified Very Good 88 with a record at 3-00 36372 4.1 percent 1485 3.3 percent 1204, and she has 11 Very Good and Excellent dams behind her.
Second high consignment at $5,800 was Lot 6, a choice of four calves due to be born from March 1, 2018 to March 15, 2018, and sired by Val-Bisson Doorman. The dam, Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah EX 92, is well-known for a long list of show winnings, including All-American and All-Canadian Senior 2 Year Old in 2009. She has records to 4-03 365 42050 4.4 1859 3.1 1299. The choice was purchased by Brian Gunkelman, Medina, Ohio and was consigned by Borderview Genetics, Tim and Sharyn Abbott, Enosburg, Vermont.
Selling for $5,350 was Lot 15, MS Sid Shake It Off, a fall calf purchased by Bob and Kathy Tusing, Leesburg, Indiana, and consigned by Triple-T Holsteins, M. Heath, and J. Lloyd c/o Jennifer Thomas, N. Lewisburg, Ohio. Sired by Pine-Tree Sid, her dam is an EX 91 daughter of MR Hovden Delta from ten generations VG and EX dams.
Wilfred Bergman Maria Stein, Ohio, chose Lot 20 at $4,600, a Kingboy bred heifer, Ravendale Kingboy Amber, consigned by Ravendale Holsteins, Pat Conroy, Angola, Indiana; Lot 8 at $4,200, a Doorman fall calf, MS Borderview Dormn Suri-Et, from an EX 93 Sid, well known for her long list of show winnings including All-Canadian and All-American 2 Year Old Cow in 2011, consigned by Borderview Genetics, Tim and Sharyn Abbott, Enosburg, Vermont; and Lot 11 at $4,000, a winter calf, MD-Maple-Lawn Doorman Lee-ET, sired by Doorman from an EX 93 Sanchez daughter and from six EX and VG dams, consigned by IagerBrothers, in care of Mike Iager, Frederick, Maryland.
Lot 23, Apple-PTS RB Alivia-Red ET, sold for $4,400 to Mark Fledderjohann, Celina, Ohio, and was consigned by Apple Partners LLC, John Erbsen, Lanark, Illinois. A summer yearling, she was sired by Lookout P Redburst-Red-ET and is from the great KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX 96 4E.
Lot 27, Miss Tamales Hot Mess-Et RC, sold for $4,350 to Lisa Kerr, North Fairfield, Ohio, and was consigned by the Gunkelman Family, Brian Gunkelman, Medina, Ohio. She is an Avalanche spring yearling and her dam is VG 88 from eight EX dams including Roxy EX 97 4E GMD.
Pine-Tree 9882 SPRI 7003-ET, Lot 4 sold for $4,050 to Ross Russell, Russell Springs, Kentucky and was consigned by Pine-Tree Farm, Matthew Steiner, Marshallville, Ohio. A recently fresh two-year-old, by Westenrade Altaspring and from the Rudy Missy family, she has 10 generations VG and EX dams in her pedigree. Her dam sold in the 2016 World Classic Sale for $270,000 and has numerous sons in AI.
Auctioneer for the sale was Chris Hill, Thurmont, Maryland with Ted Renner, Dalton, Ohio, reading the pedigrees. Ringmen were Rudy Kiko, Bruce Gingrich, Pat Conroy, Phillip Topp and Ken Janes. Ben Simpson and his fitting crew prepared and presented the cattle. The sale was managed by the Ohio Holstein Association, Dave Gunkelman, director of marketing. Cattle sold to Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Arizona and Ohio.
The writer is a member of the Ohio Holstein News staff.